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People are only looking at you cause they want to steal them. Seen about 10 pairs get jacked at my community college in the past year. True story. Beats sound like crap IMO, listened to the $199 beats solo, they looked great but sounded overly punchy and distorted the vocals IMO.
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Originally Posted by Archngamin View Post

No.
What is it for then? I'm not a sound engineer lol.
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People are only looking at you cause they want to steal them. Seen about 10 pairs get jacked at my community college in the past year. True story. Beats sound like crap IMO, listened to the $199 beats solo, they looked great but sounded overly punchy and distorted the vocals IMO.
Well luckily I'm a pretty big guy lol!
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post #34 of 81
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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.

 

 

 

In relation to what? A toaster? rolleyes.gif



If OP want to sink 500$ on headphones to use with a pocket device, well, fine. Just expect a big ''Told ya'' when you realise that it was wasted.

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People are only looking at you cause they want to steal them. Seen about 10 pairs get jacked at my community college in the past year. True story. Beats sound like crap IMO, listened to the $199 beats solo, they looked great but sounded overly punchy and distorted the vocals IMO.

 

 

I would not say that they sound like crap. They sound fine, but not 200/450/550$ fine (depending on the model).

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In relation to what? A toaster? rolleyes.gif

Portable audio sources. These products have been measured quite extensively on the net, and with the exception of potential output impedance interactions (I know the Clip's output is pretty well-designed in this regard) the performance will be nearly identical when ABX'd.
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post #38 of 81
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Senhiser's Are Pretty Good.
Sorry I don't like those Sennheisers at all. They all look stupid imo. Even the 650.
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Say no more :-)
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php
The Grado SR80i looks really nice though. Are they "audiophile quality" lol?
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What is it for then? I'm not a sound engineer lol.
Well luckily I'm a pretty big guy lol!

Amps power the drivers of the headphones (speakers) and to truly get audiophile sounds you need high impedance headphones that will require an amplifier to drive them. That is why you see other headphones in that price range go up to 600ohms compare to the beats 18. The 600 ohm cans will produce sound that an 18ohm driver simply can't but it will need an amp to get it there.
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Is that this headphone? http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT-880-Premium-250/dp/B000F2BLTM
It looks ok, but it's way below my price range. Thanks anyway though.

Why exactly is under your budget a bad thing? Using an iPhone as a source, I could understand spending 200 bucks on headphones, but unless you're going to take some advice and get an amp for home use, it's really a shame to spend so much.
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Sorry I don't like those Sennheisers at all. They all look stupid imo. Even the 650.
The Grado SR80i looks really nice though. Are they "audiophile quality" lol?

As good as Grados are, you won't like them I suspect. They're not what I'd like to call "hip-hop" headphones by any stretch of the imagination. As much as I'd like to recommend them they're not for you.
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