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So is there any real reason for them to cost $250?
You'll have so much swag that girls will be crawling all over you.

But seriously, the only real reason they cost this much is because many pop artists wear them in the media. There is nothing special about the sound or durability.
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Becuase when your walking down the steep hill it shakes the headphones

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My experience, as far as it goes, is bad with built-in Beats Audio on one of my laptops. It doesn't sound good at all, my Dell Latitude C840 from 2002 sounds better. On top of that, my Creative USB Laptop speakers sound much better than both, and they're rather old. Shoot, probably my 1996 NEC laptop probably sounds better than the Beats speakers, as well! Windows 95, anyone?

Oh, the way laptop sound is going these days.
(Hopefully I'm just unlucky or something, but I don't think I'm the only one with the short end of the stick.)
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The same reason I paid 180 dollars for sunglasses when 80 dollar ones with the same lenses would have done the trick. Sometime brands matter to certain people. While I would never wear headphones for fashion purposes , I can certainly understand overpaying for a brand. Polo, New Balance, Costa Del Mar, and Clarks would be ones I am guilty of.
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My experience, as far as it goes, is bad with built-in Beats Audio on one of my laptops. It doesn't sound good at all, my Dell Latitude C840 from 2002 sounds better. My 1996 NEC laptop probably sounds better, too. On top of that, my Creative USB Laptop speakers sound much better than both, and they're really old.
Oh, the way laptop sound is going these days.
(Hopefully I'm just unlucky or something, but I don't think I'm the only one with the short end of the stick.)

Have to disagree, the beats on my hp dv7 are awesome. Obviously not better than a good set of speakers but i have never heard anything so good come from a laptop.
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Have to disagree, the beats on my hp dv7 are awesome. Obviously not better than a good set of speakers but i have never heard anything so good come from a laptop.
Well, I'm glad you're having a better experience than me. Even a pair of USB-powered analog desktop speakers I was given, being used behind a USB sound card which in turn is being used behind an old USB 2.0 hub, and some ~$15 headphones to throw into the mix (being used on the built-in card) sound much much better than the Beats speakers for me, with both of the superior audio devices being somewhat old, all this being on my dv6.

Enabling Beats indeed does improve the sound quality, though, but either way, it's still tinny for me! tonguesmiley.gif

I compared my dv6 and my C840 with the same media file, muted one, unmuted the other. The C840 won, it clearly sounded less tinny. My previously-mentioned USB speakers & headphones still sound better, though.
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the name and the monster cable. I own a pair of solos which i didnt give much for. Wouldnt ever pay that much for headphones. they have decent bass. Thats about it.
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I compared my dv6 and my C840 with the same media file, muted one, unmuted the other. The C840 won, it clearly sounded less tinny. My previously-mentioned USB speakers & headphones still sound better, though.

Crap headphones will pretty much always sound better until you are paying about $100 for speakers. Of course $100 headphones are usually better than $100 speakers though. Cheap speakers are usually really harsh and have to be turned up high, distorting the sound, in order to listen at a good volume. The beats on my laptop are good, but still no where near a good pair of headphones.
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Crap headphones will pretty much always sound better until you are paying about $100 for speakers. Of course $100 headphones are usually better than $100 speakers though. Cheap speakers are usually really harsh and have to be turned up high, distorting the sound, in order to listen at a good volume. The beats on my laptop are good, but still no where near a good pair of headphones.
Okay, thank you for informing me on this. Would you say my laptop has worse sound than yours, or am I just expecting too much? My laptop is a dv6-6c35dx. I don't think I'm expecting too much if my 10 year old Latitude sounds better, but I don't know.

As for my USB speakers, they sound pretty good to me for the most part. They don't require any serious cranking, despite my USB hub, 5v power supply and sound card driving them. In fact, I would be very wary to turn them up high. I think I could crank up some loud music and it wouldn't sound bad, in fact, it sounds really good as far as I'm aware. I haven't had these speakers for a long time, yet, but I am liking what I'm hearing.

What do you play on your laptop that sounds good? I was playing music in my dv6 vs. C840 comparison, with the same track being what I think my headphones & USB speakers sound fairly good at.
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