Beats by Dre

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    Jul 25, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    These headphones are awesome! I highly recommend them. My buddy had a set, I listened, and I fell in love with them. Just a thread to appreciate the cool product.

    Also, I don't recommend buying from anyone other than the manufacturer.

    Check www.beatsbydre.com
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Monster Cable used to be my client when I was at my old firm. Mr. Lee, the owner, would go zipping around the office on a Segway. It was pretty damn funny. Anyways, one of their biggest problem was counterfeits being sold under their name. They only sale to really big retailers/distributors. I don't recall that website as being one of their customers but that was several years ago. I would look them up.
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I'm always, always skeptical about mics/receivers. So check into the frequency response and fidelity. Sennheiser is a good brand with great frequency response.

    As far as I know I haven't heard anything special about Beats by DRE. It could very well be a low quality with high marketing costs.
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    hmm could be a scam, actually....sorry for a possible risk, guys. I'll delete the link.

    I LOVE beats by dre. My buddy had a pair and I tried them and it was as if I stepped into a different plane of existence. Listening to Deadmau5 "Strobe" was one of the best aural experiences of my life, for sure.
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    yeah, looked into it further, don't think they're real... icon_cry.gif those were sick though
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    Jul 26, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    You're paying for the Beats brand name. You'll get get much better sound quality at a much better price, if you get something from Sennheiser or even a set of studio monitors from Audio Technica or Sony.

    But hey, if you enjoy the Beats, then carry on. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 26, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Don't think I would ever pay $200 - $400 (!!!) for a pair of headphones, don't care how awesome they are.
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    Jul 27, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYou're paying for the Beats brand name. You'll get get much better sound quality at a much better price, if you get something from Sennheiser or even a set of studio monitors from Audio Technica or Sony.

    But hey, if you enjoy the Beats, then carry on. icon_wink.gif


    I'm glad someone understands the concept.

    Receivers and mics are really sensitive instruments. They don't hold their integrity especially with all the abuse we put them through.

    These mainstream companies don't even do appropriate electroacoustic measures to validate that their equipment is worthy or any better than a $10 pair of headphones.

    If beats by Dre could provide calibration specs that were valid I'd have them all over the labs here because they're so cheap. Unfortunately that would require someone to know what they are doing and do the electroacoustic analysis; engineers are engineers and acousticians are acousticians.
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    Jul 27, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
    I use "solo" beats by dr. dre
    they just really bring out the bass really well and they also block out outside noise so you don't have to blast out your eardrums to hear the music clearly
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    Jul 27, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I bought Monster Turbine earbuds for $210. Sick base definitely better sound than Beats, they both retail for the exact same price $180 + tax. But Beats have an added margin for designer branding which Monster doesnt have, so with beats you end up paying more for branding less for overall quality while monsters are worth every penny. Just putting that out there just in case anyone wants to buy one of these and cant make up their minds based on price alone.

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    Jul 27, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    You can by it from Dell.com too, I got mine there and its been great.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I'm not gonna lie, I bought mine strictly for the looks. I really can't tell the difference between my beats earbuds and my old sony ones other than the fact that the wider band really doesn't tangle. That is a big plus for me.

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    Jul 29, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    If you guys prefer the flat cables, Sony makes a pair also.

    MDR-XB40EX

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    Jul 29, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    xrichx saidIf you guys prefer the flat cables, Sony makes a pair also.

    MDR-XB40EX

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    I had a pair of these and was pretty disappointed with the sound. They worked really well for a while, but then after a few months my skull candies ended up sounding better.
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    Jul 29, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    I tried my friends Beats headphones and was not impressed at all. My Bose headphones sounded at least twice as good. These:

    QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones
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    Jul 29, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    as quoted by a friend ' beats make songs with bass sound great.'

    well thats fucking awesome. unfortunately i listen to music that doesnt rely on a person actually feeling the music but provides musical innovations and actual experience. beats are for junkies who only know rap and hip hop. the lesser forms of music, if you can even call them that. i listen to them, but i dont think those genres are anything special and listen to others for an actual entertaining experience
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    Jul 31, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    Monster makes a quality product... Try their HDMI cables on a blu-ray and you'll see a huge difference (especially if you have a 240Hz TV or better)

    The beats headphones are pretty good, but I stick with Bose for the noise cancelling.

    For in-ear, give Shure a try... it's what the pros use!
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    Jul 31, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    Sennheiser or Audio Technica (among others). Do some research on
    head-fi.org to find the 'phones for your needs/tastes.
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    Jul 31, 2011 6:50 AM GMT
    I agree with the OP, I love my beats!! They have a great sound and not to mention they're pretty stylish as well. lol