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Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

Here are frequency response graphs comparing Beats with some other popular headphones in that price range
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There is nothing here but fat, bloated +20 dB bass. There is also no treble past 10 KHz.
Then there's distortion, for which the official specs rate the Beats as having <=1.5% THD (total harmonic distortion). In comparison, the $25 Sennheiser HD 201 has <0.7% THD, while virtually any quality headphone costing over $100 has <0.2% THD.

C'mon if ya gonna use Headroom graphs, use them properly. the earphones are vastly different from the headphones. Frequency response doesn't tell you much at all about the sound quality. Square wave response graphs do the best (i.e. how accurately they reproduce a electrical signal).
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The Beats headphones don't seem to be of superb build quality. (Well, the Solos and Studios anyway.)
I see lots of people walking around campus with Beats headphones, but about half of them have the headband fixed up with tape.

As I said Beats are $300 headphones with $80 sound quality with sub $100 noise cancelling abilities and sub $50 build quality.
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Beats products are just for rich kids epeen around. Look I got branded! Paying $300 for a gimmick products. gg

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post #114 of 319
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Yup.
There is a 1:1 ratio between beats owners and their music players being filled with lil wayne and skrillex.
People buy beats for the same reason they buy macs and northface jackets. They want to be seen with beats, macs, and northface jackets.

I bought a northface jacket because it was cheap, comfortable and warm.

I like beats. My brother has a pair, but I would never spend $250 on a pair of headphones OR speakers. I don't give a crap how good they sound, that's too much for something you use to listen to freaking music.
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I bought a northface jacket because it was cheap, comfortable and warm.
I like beats. My brother has a pair, but I would never spend $250 on a pair of headphones OR speakers. I don't give a crap how good they sound, that's too much for something you use to listen to freaking music.

A shame really as you dunno what you're missing out on. People always say that until they actually listen to decent headphones / speakers
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A shame really as you dunno what you're missing out on. People always say that until they actually listen to decent headphones / speakers

Definitely this. I used to not care what music sounded like, but that all changed when I hit my late teens. Even Dub Step (Which I'm not a huge fan of) sounds better on a good set of speakers and Amp.

Started buying better grade audio and never looked back.

I have M-Audio Studio Monitors in my computer room, and Klipsch in the Living room.
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A shame really as you dunno what you're missing out on. People always say that until they actually listen to decent headphones / speakers

I have listened to "decent" headphones. My buddy is a huge audio guy. He makes his own music, remixes songs, DJ's and stuff like that. He hates beats because he said they sound like garbage. I asked him why, he put his Sennheiser 280's and Denon's (don't remember what kind) on my head and turned on some music.

I didn't really see a difference in either one of them in comparison to my brother's beats. It sounded a bit clearer, but that's it. I guess I don't have an ear for quality audio.

I'm also shocked by the number of people there are in this thread who don't know who Dr. Dre is. I don't even listen to hip hop or rap, I'm a pop punk, post-hardcore guy and I've known who he is for what seems like forever. And I'm only 18.
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I have listened to "decent" headphones. My buddy is a huge audio guy. He makes his own music, remixes songs, DJ's and stuff like that. He hates beats because he said they sound like garbage. I asked him why, he put his Sennheiser 280's and Denon's (don't remember what kind) on my head and turned on some music.
I didn't really see a difference in either one of them in comparison to my brother's beats. It sounded a bit clearer, but that's it. I guess I don't have an ear for quality audio.
I'm also shocked by the number of people there are in this thread who don't know who Dr. Dre is. I don't even listen to hip hop or rap, I'm a pop punk, post-hardcore guy and I've known who he is for what seems like forever. And I'm only 18.

Some people really just can't tell the difference.

People don't know who Dr. Dre is, wow. Even my mother knows who he is. tongue.gif
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I have listened to "decent" headphones. My buddy is a huge audio guy. He makes his own music, remixes songs, DJ's and stuff like that. He hates beats because he said they sound like garbage. I asked him why, he put his Sennheiser 280's and Denon's (don't remember what kind) on my head and turned on some music.
I didn't really see a difference in either one of them in comparison to my brother's beats. It sounded a bit clearer, but that's it. I guess I don't have an ear for quality audio.
I'm also shocked by the number of people there are in this thread who don't know who Dr. Dre is. I don't even listen to hip hop or rap, I'm a pop punk, post-hardcore guy and I've known who he is for what seems like forever. And I'm only 18.

You don't realise that different headphones doesn't change the notes of the music etc... it's as you said, more clarity and details.
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How is this music? Hearing about how he slaps a "b****" in the head with "9 inches of limp d***" is supposed to be amusing?
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I listen to various styles of metal (mostly progressive, neo-classical, melodic death), classical, psychedelic trance, and industrial. I can appreciate a variety of other styles and, while not a fan of rap, I have no problem accepting it as just another genre of music. However, it's hard for me to recognize as music something having that level of vulgarity and offensiveness, while lacking any qualities that I would regard as musical. I have more to say on the topic but I'll stop there.

actually I find it hilarious. Anyone that actually takes it serious is just asking to be disappointed. As for the lyrics, you complain about rap lyrics but listen to metal...hypocrite much?

Regardless of the music genre, it is all self expression and art, whether you happen to like it or not is irrelevant
    
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