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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Pretty much. Just because it has the "Monster" name on it, people are blasting these things without one shread of technical data. Monster has come out with some incredible audio gear in the past. Further, people are looking at the $2300 price tag and laughing at that, and yet are either ignoring (or are just so completely clueless as to not even know) the fact that there are several other companies out there with $3000, $4000, or even $5000 a pair headphones.

I'm not saying that these things are going to be the technically best things since sliced bread, but I'm not going to be an idiot and just dismiss them because of the name "Monster" and the price without seeing so much as a real review.

Finally some sense in the thread. For record, Sennheiser Orpheus were about £10,000 a pair. And nowadays, sound worse than many cheaper options.
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How's the low-end? You can't have high quality cans that suck on the low-end. There must be a powerful 'thump' and 'boom' to my music, movies, and games. Not only do I want to hear sound, I want to feel it!

Avoid HD-800s like the plague then, you'd hate them.
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Most likely the same people who would pay $15,000 for a pair of speakers ... the audiophile.

Listening to B&W's $15,000 diamond speaker
How good can a $15,000 B & W 802 Diamond speaker sound? Really, really spectacular.

The 802s are one of the best sounding speakers in the world, used in some of the most highly regarded studios. People are just getting so wound up because people are given the choice to spend their money on something that they instantly feel the need to dismiss.

I actually own 802s by the way smile.gif.

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haahhahahahahahahah god damit, can't stop laughing now
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Don't be ridiculous.
Monster would never deceive it's consumers with blatantly confusing marketing jargon.

Now if you'll excuse me, my $300 solid gold HDMI cable needs to be replaced.

Well, that is what you get for buying those cheap solid gold cables. You need to buy the premium cables that are made with hair clippings from Chuck Norris. thumb.gif
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for that kind of money, they better have built in air conditioning to keep your ears cool
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I'm blindly defending them? I take it that English isn't your first language, because I'm not defending them. I'm just simply not attacking them without any evidence. YOU (and others) are the ones who are off handedly trashing them (as is evident by the rest of your comments I quoted) without so much as a shred of factual evidence. I'm just not dismissing something out of hand based on their speaker wire line.

uh there's plenty of evidence. never having designed a decent audiophile or pro phone is not evidence enough?

on top of that, monster became a known brand by scamming people for "hiqh-fidelity" audio cables. if you are best know for being snake oil salesmen and have never produced a real quality product, why would you release something that costs $2k. though i guess it will have the benefit of making me chuckle a little inside every time i see someone wearing these. i already do with beats, but this is like beats x10 (almost literally)
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for that kind of money, they better have built in air conditioning to keep your ears cool

They are probably some really good head phones though...I just don't know if there are many people that would think they are worth the bill. I mean I for one can't tell the difference between the $10 pair of head phones I have on right now, or the $200 head phone I have sitting on a charger back at home. They sound the same to me. The more expensive ones are wireless is all. However, I am very sure that I could grab some OCN user that posts often in the headphones section and they would be washing the vomit out of their mouth if they listened to my cheap headphones.
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uh there's plenty of evidence. never having designed a decent audiophile or pro phone is not evidence enough?

on top of that, monster became a known brand by scamming people for "hiqh-fidelity" audio cables. if you are best know for being snake oil salesmen and have never produced a real quality product, why would you release something that costs $2k. though i guess it will have the benefit of making me chuckle a little inside every time i see someone wearing these. i already do with beats, but this is like beats x10 (almost literally)

B&W had never designed a headphone before the P5. Did everyone say they were going to suck before they were released? No.

Monster didn't scam anyone, read my earlier posts for seeing why they got famous. Since you seem to think Monster are the worst company in the world for this, what do you think of Nordost? - http://www.highendcable.co.uk/Nordost%20ODIN%20Power%20Cords.htm
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B&W had never designed a headphone before the P5. Did everyone say they were going to suck before they were released? No.

Monster didn't scam anyone, read my earlier posts for seeing why they got famous. Since you seem to think Monster are the worst company in the world for this, what do you think of Nordost? - http://www.highendcable.co.uk/Nordost%20ODIN%20Power%20Cords.htm

Nordost, Pear Cable, Cardas, Monster... they all sell products based on marketing buzzwords and pseudoscience.

If Monster wants to prove the headphones are worth their outrageous asking price, they better bring more to the table then "genuine rubber" and "duel mono." Like, a frequency response graph, perhaps?
 
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Ok, I'll dispell some of the misinfo and misconceptions that's been written in this thread later.
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Nordost, Pear Cable, Cardas, Monster... they all sell products based on marketing buzzwords and pseudoscience.

If Monster wants to prove the headphones are worth their outrageous asking price, they better bring more to the table then "genuine rubber" and "duel mono." Like, a frequency response graph, perhaps?

Perhaps they're not catering to the people interested in that stuff? Just a thought.
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