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I really dislike how Beats headphones are touted best in class, where much better cans can be had for far less. biggrin.gif

Yes I agree how you can get far better for far less but most people don't want better. They want the latest fashion accessory endorsed by a celebrity, At my college I have seen at least 300 people with Beats headphones and only 2-3 of them were actually listening to music with them, the rest were just wearing them around their neck.

This is the only reason why Beats headphones are so popular, that and most of the people who bought them had the placebo effect of thinking because it's so expensive they are the best you can get.
    
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https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=justin+bieber+beats
He already has a pair with Beats

And I was complaining about Lopez in those Fiat commercials.

The most depressing part is that people will buy these... alot of them.
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Yes I agree how you can get far better for far less but most people don't want better. They want the latest fashion accessory endorsed by a celebrity, At my college I have seen at least 300 people with Beats headphones and only 2-3 of them were actually listening to music with them, the rest were just wearing them around their neck.
This is the only reason why Beats headphones are so popular, that and most of the people who bought them had the placebo effect of thinking because it's so expensive they are the best you can get.

This.
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https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=justin+bieber+beats
He already has a pair with Beats

LOL they would be purple...
 
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Yes I agree how you can get far better for far less but most people don't want better. They want the latest fashion accessory endorsed by a celebrity, At my college I have seen at least 300 people with Beats headphones and only 2-3 of them were actually listening to music with them, the rest were just wearing them around their neck.
This is the only reason why Beats headphones are so popular, that and most of the people who bought them had the placebo effect of thinking because it's so expensive they are the best you can get.

This is so true. It is the same at my college. These same kids also have long boards but never take them down any slightly inclined hill. Know what else all these kids have in common?
They all own MBP and don't know how to use them. These people are the sheep of this generation and blow tons of money all to be fashion victims.
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Yes I agree how you can get far better for far less but most people don't want better. They want the latest fashion accessory endorsed by a celebrity, At my college I have seen at least 300 people with Beats headphones and only 2-3 of them were actually listening to music with them, the rest were just wearing them around their neck.
This so much, looks over anything, and it annoys me so much. I've seen many people walking around my school with Razer headphones. I'm not even sure if that is worse
    
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LOL they would be purple...

Well, they have to be. Or the pre-puberty fanbase won't think they are feminine or "Hip" enough.

I know people who buy stuff like this on just looks, Attach a A grade celeb name and a "cool" color and its bound to sell.
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everytime i put these on, i imagine myself as a cute japanese high school girl. except mine set is 702s and im a guy in college

only she's significantly underpowering her K701/K702 plugging it straight into a cellphone lols. That anime is basically one giant advertisement for audio equipment per episode lols.
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I want those so bad frown.gif

Better off getting the better looking and sounding Q701's these days. But both AKGs need amplification. Also other headphones might suit your needs and music tastes better.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 1/15/12 at 2:58pm
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Wait, iTunes's AAC encoding is better than LAME MP3? Can iTunes convert FLAC to its high quality AAC?

first question: Yes.
second question: AFAIK, yes.
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I'm quite happy with my Sennheiser CX200's and Apple Lossless music biggrin.gif

They only cost about $35 and sound perfect.
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