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What source were you listening to them from? Because my pair had pretty clear highs and mids. I listen to rock music with them, not a single bit of rap or hip-hop(unless Rage Against the Machine counts). Out of the range of Queen, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers(and other Frusciante solo work), Joe Satriani, and other not really all that bass heavy music, I've always gotten a decent sound stage, good, prominent mids, very crisp, clear highs, great range overall, good instrument and voice differentiation(especially with the Frusciante and Mercury songs where they will overlay many harmonies over each other, such as in the Prophet Song or Bohemian Rhapsody, or lots of other random little songs. I'm also using a creative sound card, which I'm going to upgrade to as internal Asus card as soon as budget permits(too many darn games coming out this holiday season!) and nothing less than 250kbps mp3's. I'm very happy with my pair, which I got for about half retail.

Well first let's ask: What other cans have you compared them to?
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Yea as much as I'm not a fashionable guy, I really don't like the way the 280's look on my head. I look retarded...
And yes, I'm considering getting the m50's, but the problem is I wanna get headphones to wear at school, and the m50's have a pretty long cord. I couldn't live with that without getting pissed off every day...

I use my M50s as portables quite a lot. What I did to solve the cable problem was measure how much cable I needed from the headphones to my pocket and how much I needed from my pocket to my hand. Then I just looped the rest up and secured it with a couple zip ties. That way I have the looped cable in my pocket at all times while walking, changing songs etc is no problem.
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Im just gonna say that, as far as monster is concerned the beats line has been nothing but profitable for them and that people are buying them like there the newest trend (they probably are), and i have plenty of friends that have a pair. I for one did buy studios earlier this year when i knew nothing about sound quality, or how a proper headphone should sound. Then about 10 other marines in my company bought them after listening to my pair. Overall, compared to cheap headphones or stock ipod iem's they sound a lot better. Now im not trying to defend beats at all, i sold my pair about 6 months ago, and use senn's, beyerdynamic, and akg as my headphone choices. I guess all i can do is agree with what the vp of sennheiser said, hats off to monster for turning the industry into a lifestyle and selling a product that generates massive profits regardless of how the product actually performs.

Due to how hard it is to perceive sound quality by ear from comparing one product to another, you've only stated an over-exaggerated opinion. The truth of the matter is, for their price, they are easily dominated by cans half the price.
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My favorite quote in the article: "Competitors use fancy equipment to determine how headphones should sound, he said, whereas he and Mr. Young simply know how they should sound."
I've heard a Beats Pro, and it sounded like crap. I wouldn't go so far as to recommend any sub-$100 headphones over them, but they're not much better either. The ATH-M50 for example ($150), has a similar sound signature but the mids and highs are SO much clearer and less distorted. I have plenty of friends who were thinking of buying Beats or Bose, and changed their minds as soon as they heard them.
But it's like you said: they aren't exactly a fashion statement.

What source were you listening to them from? Because my pair had pretty clear highs and mids. I listen to rock music with them, not a single bit of rap or hip-hop(unless Rage Against the Machine counts). Out of the range of Queen, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers(and other Frusciante solo work), Joe Satriani, and other not really all that bass heavy music, I've always gotten a decent sound stage, good, prominent mids, very crisp, clear highs, great range overall, good instrument and voice differentiation(especially with the Frusciante and Mercury songs where they will overlay many harmonies over each other, such as in the Prophet Song or Bohemian Rhapsody, or lots of other random little songs. I'm also using a creative sound card, which I'm going to upgrade to as internal Asus card as soon as budget permits(too many darn games coming out this holiday season!) and nothing less than 250kbps mp3's. I'm very happy with my pair, which I got for about half retail.

Oh. Um... moving along.
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Oh. Um... moving along.

I settle for 320kbps CBR mp3 MINIMUM, though a majority of my collection is already in FLAC. thumb.gif
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A friend of mine got some "Beats HD" or some crap for close to $300. I compared them to my $150~ Sennheiser HD 380 Pro's. Mine were far superior. The bass was more responsive, they had a better sound stage, felt more open, felt more solid, were lighter, had better treb and middle.

I cant find anything GOOD about these things. When I look for hardware its for 1 thing: Specs. In hardware Specs = Performance. Sure, headphones get the 'slight' aesthetic factor of comfort, but other than that, its all response freq, impedance, etc.
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The problem with this stuff is that until you hear something better, you think the best thing you've heard is the best. The sad reality is that these consumer's best have been iPod ear buds. Lol. I just can't believe the average American consumer won't bother to read anything about their $300 purchase before they buy it. That's the sad part. I listen on MDR-V900HD (when on head phones) most of the time and I think they sound great. I am sure something out there sounds better, but after being a solid music enthusiast, DJ, audiophile, etc. for the past 10 years, I can tell you for sure BEATS doesn't come close. I can't even listen to the average $5-75 offerings anymore (let me know if there are headphones in this category worth listening to as I could use a pair of beaters). Call me an elitist, but it just sounds like ****.
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Although they are EXTREMELY overpriced and are crap compared to other headphones at their price, I'm not complaining with my $5 fake Tours! For being so cheap nothing has satisfied my bass liking so much.
    
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Oh. Um... moving along.

Did you miss the nothing less than? Honestly, with my sound card and pretty much any of the headphones I've tried, such as my Beats Pros, the M-50's you all rave about(which don't get me wrong, were very decent, probably the best for the price point), and a couple of other cheaper pairs I've tried, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between FLAC and a good quality 320kbps. I'm sure if I got a higher end studio pair, with a better sound card, there will be a difference, but downloading FLAC versions of the 12k or so songs I have for a $200 pair of headphones and a basic creative sound card is a waste of time and storage. When I invest in the Asus Essence STX I have been waiting for, and a better pair of open headphones for my PC(I'll dedicate the beats for my iphone on the go), then it will possibly be worth it.

Prove to me that my reasoning doesn't make sense if you're going to dismiss me so childishly.
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Agreed on many of the statements and opinions here as before. Not saying they're bad. Just comparing to an older headphone I've had for awhile before this. I'd honestly have to compare them side by side to know, but again, Dre has been successful with this line as it's a bit of product and marketing combined wink.gif. A good point is that while they may not be great, they are good enough for the masses and whether good sound or not, unfortunately it's all that matters. I'd imagine studio or some of the other sets mentioned in this thread to beat them though. Would have to try those M50s or some of the others personally for sure.
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