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Mine are the Beats Pro, not earbuds.
For my iphone and my PC. I'm sinking $2.5k into my PC upgrades this fall so I'm not looking to cut corners biggrin.gif

If you aren't cutting corners you should get a proper amp to drive a pair of proper headphones and not worry about branding and how cool you are wearing Dr. Dre gear.
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post #22 of 81
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Mine are the Beats Pro, not earbuds.
For my iphone and my PC. I'm sinking $2.5k into my PC upgrades this fall so I'm not looking to cut corners biggrin.gif

So you're just looking to spend money, I could sell you my HFI-580's and it will be a world of difference compared to the Beats. I'll sell em to ya for $500 that way you can say you have $500 headphones and they're awesome.

Edit: Also, you're going to have to get a DAC if you want to make any of this worth while.
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post #24 of 81
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Originally Posted by Alienware69 View Post

Mine are the Beats Pro, not earbuds.
For my iphone and my PC. I'm sinking $2.5k into my PC upgrades this fall so I'm not looking to cut corners biggrin.gif

 

 

Dont bother spending more than 100$-150$ on your headphones, then. An iphone is really a sub-par audio source. 

 

 

 

I mean even my 90$ HD 215 allow me to hear how bad it is. And you should not choose a pair of headphone based only on look, especially if it's only a fashion trend.


http://www.amazon.ca/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

 


Edited by splinterize - 9/14/12 at 2:03pm
post #25 of 81
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Mine are the Beats Pro, not earbuds.
For my iphone and my PC. I'm sinking $2.5k into my PC upgrades this fall so I'm not looking to cut corners biggrin.gif
I know. But ive heard a lot more and worse horror stories with beats headphones rather than the earbuds.

So lets review: Your username is alienware,
you have an iphone,
and you have beats?

You kinda seem like you go for "ooh shiny" and are not a power user, no offense.
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Anything is better than Beats. Beats is all marketing.... Some brands to watch out for are FOR SURE Sennheiser and Audio Technicas.. they offer top of the notch performance when it comes to enthusiastic audio quality.
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An iphone is really a sub-par audio source.

Erm, that's not true. The iPhone (at least past the 3GS; not sure of the measurements/performance of the original or the 3G) line has been pretty solid with regards to audio performance.
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I want both. Come on, everyone likes to show off, thats why we have our rigs listed in our sigs lol! But Beats do turn heads so if I replace them I want something that stands out.

Most people wouldn't know good headphones if they saw them but most people will recognize the Beats because of how mainstream they are. It's like wanting to buy a Macbook because you think it will look cooler than better performing and cost effective PCs.
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If you aren't cutting corners you should get a proper amp to drive a pair of proper headphones and not worry about branding and how cool you are wearing Dr. Dre gear.
Doesn't an Amplifier just boost the volume?
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So you're just looking to spend money, I could sell you my HFI-580's and it will be a world of difference compared to the Beats. I'll sell em to ya for $500 that way you can say you have $500 headphones and they're awesome.
Edit: Also, you're going to have to get a DAC if you want to make any of this worth while.
I said I didn't want to cut corners. Doesn't mean I want to waste money. rolleyes.gif
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Doesn't an Amplifier just boost the volume?

No.
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