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What is sad is anyone who would buy a pair of headphones called Dr. Dre Beats. wink.gif
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Yamaha was obviously taking a jab at Beats with the "Dr. Who?" ad.

As much as I hate the fact that everyone thinks Beats are the best...I may side with Dr.Dre on this one. I mean, Dr Dre is the name and he's ahead of the game.
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Originally Posted by RedScorch View Post

Why didn't they sue the Soul headphone line?

Probably because of a mutual respect between Dre and Lucacris.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 2/20/13 at 8:44pm
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post #33 of 142
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post


Just like Apple is the biggest joke in the computer industry. And yet there they both are, selling like crazy, being enjoyed by millions. There is a lot more to purchasing choices than pure performance or specs, even if you don't agree.

That is a horrible comparison.

Apple is not a joke in the computer industry; anyone who knows enough about the tech industry respects Apple as a company who has helped the shaping the industry for decades. It's mostly a segment of self-proclaimed new-gen 'techies' that spearhead the Apple hate campaign.

Not to mention, Apple computers are fantastic machines, and held in highest esteem by professionals. A huge amount of music creators, video editors and other graphic designers use Apple computers exclusively. Many of the best movies in the world are edited in FCP, and many albums edited with Logic Pro.

And while, say, a rMBP is very expensive. It uses the best mobile CPU, SSD, RAM, a very good GPU (basically a GTX 660m due to the clock and the VRAM - most GT 650Ms have 512MB of RAM and all of them run on much lower clocks), a great screen with the highest resolution, one of the highest contrast ratios, and with very good sRGB accuracy. Also, it gives you the highest battery technology, and a thin design providing excellent battery life while not cutting down on performance or adding bulk. You can argue that $2000 is a bit steep (which I agree with to some extent), but what you can't argue is that it's using components of the best consumer technology for all of its parts (except for GPU, but then again, it is not meant to be a gaming machine).

Beats are completely different. They are simply low quality. I am an audiophile who has heard hundreds of headphone setups, and the Beats have no redeeming quality whatsoever other than their design... which I find mediocre in any case. And then again, in my opinion, headphones (and speakers) are about sound first and foremost (and design is a minor factor).
But here is my question to you: Have you ever seen professionals (ie sound engineers) use Beats headphones?
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Originally Posted by Neocoolzero View Post

Sorry,i just had to

Sure Apple has a lot of 'celebrity' adds, but then again so does Samsung. Does that mean Samsung is low quality simply because they use some famous people for their ads? Or thousands of other companies for that matter?

I know you're responding to someone else's comment... but still.
Edited by born2bwild - 2/20/13 at 8:50pm
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post #34 of 142
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

Yamaha was obviously taking a jab at Beats with the "Dr. Who?" ad.

As much as I hate the fact that everyone thinks Beats are the best...I may side with Dr.Dre on this one. I mean, Dr Dre is the name and he's ahead of the game.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedScorch View Post

Why didn't they sue the Soul headphone line?

Probably because of a mutual respect between Dre and Lucacris.

Companies do that all the time. They're not slandering the other brand, they're just making mention of what they have in a direct comparison. Think Samsung commercial when people are in line for the new iPhone, or even Coke/Pepsi commercials where they show the opposite brand. They say nothing bad about the other, they just hype the features their set has.
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Have you ever seen professionals (ie sound engineers) use Beats headphones?

YES.
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LOL Beats are butt hurt.
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I actually enjoy my iphone. But thank you for pointless flame

I've never listened to the headphones but usually any celebrity endorsed product is crap.

Exactly, whatever product that needs a celebrity endorsment to be popular is complete garbage.
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Exactly, whatever product that needs a celebrity endorsment to be popular is complete garbage.

Actually there's many ways this scenario occurs (love marketing classes). Favorite one is where the celebrity in question is in need of money. But yeah, any product that needs advertising usually isn't a "high quality" product or it's a huge money sink that the company needs to sell huge volume to cover. There's always exceptions but those are the big ones.

Man them headphones look fuggly and unprofessional. I mean my cheap Superlux HD 668Bs likely have better sound fidelity and quality and don't need any fancy branding. Just plain black.
     
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If I was forced to choose between them, I'd take the Yamahas.

Beats are a joke, average sound quality and over-exaggerated bass, like a cheap logitech set of 2.1 speakers...

+1

My brother bought a pair of beats. I convinced him to get some sonys. He got some sonys. Then we proceeded to light the dre beats on fire biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BSLSK05 View Post

No way man! Beats are the best headphones in the world man! thumb.gif

Seriously though, Yamaha makes some good stuff, I'm just glad that a company that has been around since the start of the sound war is putting those trashy cans in their place. Beats are ruining the HiFi arena. It's kinda like the iPhone to actual smart phones.

LOL!

No need to step on the iphone like that.
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