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Besides the fact this rapper I never heard of 'endorses' them, what makes them so expensive? Do they offer any extra features or qualities that make them worth the price? I'm pretty sure there are portable headphones for $30 with similar if not better audio (and build) quality then them.

Your thoughts?
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post #2 of 319
Paying for the brand. That's it. They have horrid sound quality too.


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post #3 of 319
They have a ton of muddy bass.

That's it.
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post #4 of 319
They look kinda cool. But, they're not good for the money.
 
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post #5 of 319
The sticker. Once it is applied, the acoustic fidelity improves about 500%.

It also helps you identify folks to whom you should attempt to sell swampland.
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The whole BEATS audio gimmick, apart from marketing, is basically just an EQ boost generally towards the bottom end.
     
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post #7 of 319
Marketing hype, plain and simple.

...also you've never heard of Dr. Dre? o.O
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post #8 of 319
Really their SQ isn't that bad. You can just got a lot better for the price. Hell my Sony MDR V6s sound better for $60!
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post #9 of 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

The sticker. Once it is applied, the acoustic fidelity improves about 500%.
It also helps you identify folks to whom you should attempt to sell swampland.

Disney bought hundreds of acres and look what he turned it into. Soo your point?
post #10 of 319
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crackheadkid View Post

Disney bought hundreds of acres and look what he turned it into. Soo your point?

How dare you compare Disneyland to Beats
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