Originally Posted by cory1234
Read reviews. Too many people hate on Beats just because they are popular. Too many biased comments imo. There is a difference between paying wayy to much and actually getting what you pay for. Studio Beats aren't worth the $350 retail, but for $150? Come on..
A $90 headphone beats it (Alienware Ozma 5), so does the M50. Not to mention that at that price, it hints of fake. People don't hate it cuz it's popular, people hate it cuz they are aware of the better alternatives. For $150, you can get the Ultrasone Pro550 = kills the Beats.
Also quality of reviews over quantity of reviews. e.g. you won't get like an audio related site to review PC cases would you? Why? Because that's not their speciality and they aren't expert in that field. Same applies the other way around.
the Beats have nothing going for it except for marketing and materialistic social conformity. Other noise cancelling headphones for the same price / cheaper isolate better, others sound FAR better for cheaper, others look better AND sound better for cheaper, a lot have far better build quality.....
Massive shootout that includes the Beats from a well respected reviewer: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...5g-added-04-07