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Beats by Dre

Postby (T.A.R.) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:59 am

Anyone have any experience with these, is it hype or are they that good? Expensive to say the least.

http://www.beatsbydre.com/
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (scotty) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:21 pm

Bought them for Adam they were great until he stood on them now there not so great :lol:

Brat....£130 down the tubes now I bought a pair for Emma £20 Sony ones just like the Dre headphones and they are fine do the same job imho
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (Grey) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Terrible headphones. Several of them have an active EQ applied to the incoming signal that boosts the bass response into the extreme and what you end up with is a distorted, muddy mess. You're paying for the brand recognition.
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (cjj) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:23 pm

Grey wrote:Terrible headphones. Several of them have an active EQ applied to the incoming signal that boosts the bass response into the extreme and what you end up with is a distorted, muddy mess. You're paying for the brand recognition.

Yeah, I think that's a big part of the "Beats Audio" in general, boosting the bass, which seems to be what most rap/hip-hop is all about. It's supposedly an optimized equalizer to allow listeners to "hear what the artists hear." Well, maybe rap "artists." In my opinion, it's mostly marketing hype to make a lot of money for Andre Young...
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:38 pm

What they said, bass-heavy and quite pricey. I kinda dig them anyway. :)
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (T.A.R.) » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 am

Thanks! A friend picked up a pair and I'm curious. I'd like to get a decent set of headphones seeing that's how I practice most of the time.
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (cjj) » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:44 am

I like my Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones. They're only $99 but sound great...
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (Grey) » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 am

If you just want some practice headphones for playing guitar I wouldn't be too worried about getting a high end pair. Anything will do the trick since you don't need perfect sonic reproduction.

I have a pair of Denon AHD2000's for home listening.
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (cassius987) » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Are you aiming for IEMs some day or is this just for kicking around at home? I have used Shure SE425s for a little over a year and am very pleased with their fidelity and sound isolation.
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (jps) » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:32 pm

cjj wrote:I like my Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones. They're only $99 but sound great...

I use those, too. I do feel that the bass can a bit indistinct and hard to pick out things when learning songs, however. Other than that they sound excellent with the bottom end going way down to the 64' pipe region.
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (T.A.R.) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:32 am

They will be mostly for around the house, I have a set of Yamahas that have been okay but find I'm missing a bit, basically upgrading in the quest to be better. I'm beginning to apply the philosophy of "Buy the best you can afford and you wont be disappointed" to my practice gear. Great suggestions by the way, thanks!
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (jps) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm

T.A.R. wrote:I'm beginning to apply the philosophy of "Buy the best you can afford and you wont be disappointed" to my practice gear. Great suggestions by the way, thanks!

Here ya' go, then! 8)
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (cjj) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:38 pm

I've got a set of these too, very nice for wireless...
Sennheiser RS 170
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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (Grey) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 pm



These are only $5,000.

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Re: Beats by Dre

Postby (jps) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:23 pm

Grey wrote:


These are only $5,000.

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I was looking for something more like that but couldn't find them, so the HD800 had to do. :( :mrgreen:
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