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(Gizmodo)   Dre put a cap in Monster   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, monsters, peanut butter and jelly, status symbol, Jimmy Iovine  
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4381 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Jan 2012 at 12:46 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-01-13 12:50:03 PM  
Now i know why Beats was so damn high
 
2012-01-13 12:51:31 PM  
None of the persons I know who bought those horribly overpriced headphones know or care that they are are built by Monsters.

They care about the big red B. Show they know be built by Akai, they'll still buy it.
 
2012-01-13 12:53:16 PM  
What ? It's not even english !

"Should they now be built by Akia..."
 
2012-01-13 12:54:02 PM  
Goddammit I give up
 
2012-01-13 01:10:29 PM  
i'm 30 years old and whats this
 
2012-01-13 01:22:00 PM  

tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this


headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...
 
2012-01-13 01:27:11 PM  
And not a single fark was given that day.
 
2012-01-13 01:42:11 PM  
FTFA:Noel Lee over which company deserved more credit for the brand's 53-percent share of the $1 billion headphone market during the last year

Yowza! Those headphones cost how much?
 
2012-01-13 01:50:41 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...


So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.
 
2012-01-13 01:50:56 PM  
They're made by Monster? I didn't need another reason not to buy them but there you go.
 
2012-01-13 01:55:49 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


My 10 year old likes his - so, if advice from a 10 yr old matters, get a pair
 
2012-01-13 01:56:21 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


They're meh. Sennheisers are awesome, but if you want bass, Sennheiser isn't it.
 
2012-01-13 01:57:10 PM  
"its celebrity connections helped market the devices as high-quality status symbols. "Now a big part of what you're paying for is the brand and fashion,""

Not sure why he would say that; don't they pay these guys to lie about the crap they peddle?
 
2012-01-13 02:01:53 PM  
demo-ed a pair of these a while ago. Horrible. For the price you can choose from several other brands that have clearer sound.

/actually likes to hear ALL the music, not just the simpleton bass line in pop and rap music that these are designed to accentuate.
 
2012-01-13 02:04:30 PM  
I have been a fan of good headphones since I was little

I prefer Grado
 
2012-01-13 02:12:54 PM  
Real men rock ear speakers...

www.headphone.com
 
2012-01-13 02:14:29 PM  

padraig: None of the persons I know who bought those horribly overpriced headphones know or care that they are are built by Monsters.

They care about the big red B


Came here to say this.
 
2012-01-13 02:14:55 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


They're $300. You can pick up 3 good, or just shy of 2 spectacular headphones for the same price.

/Have Sennheiser 280 Pros which are OK, and Audio Technica ATH-A900's, which are the wierdest looking phones I've ever seen and by far the best sounding I've ever worn.
 
2012-01-13 02:26:06 PM  
With the money you spend on Beats, you could buy a good pair of headphones, and maybe an headphone amp too.

I have no problems with low, loud sound reproduction on my new Shure 750DJ headphones. If they make DnB sound good, what exactly are you going to play that's more demanding in the bass arena?
 
2012-01-13 02:38:21 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


They are Monster headphones for all intents and purposes (with Dr. Dre's name behind them). When you buy HDMI cables, do you buy Monster cables? If yes, these headphones are for you.
 
2012-01-13 02:43:07 PM  
If yer gonna throw money away just go get the Bose.

/great when on the bus or airplane
//not so good when trying to wear a hat
 
2012-01-13 03:00:37 PM  

Moopy Mac: Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.

They are Monster headphones for all intents and purposes (with Dr. Dre's name behind them). When you buy HDMI cables, do you buy Monster cables? If yes, these headphones are for you.


nah no monster cables but my last earbuds are bose ones. pretty good but thought I would see if the Beats were any good.

/besides I only buy cables that are made out of pure gold made by hand in a ecaudorian kitchen by a 90 year old man with leprosy. You gotta buy quality.
 
2012-01-13 03:03:48 PM  
www.hardocp.com (new window)

I like these.
 
2012-01-13 03:10:15 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Moopy Mac: Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.

They are Monster headphones for all intents and purposes (with Dr. Dre's name behind them). When you buy HDMI cables, do you buy Monster cables? If yes, these headphones are for you.

nah no monster cables but my last earbuds are bose ones. pretty good but thought I would see if the Beats were any good.

/besides I only buy cables that are made out of pure gold made by hand in a ecaudorian kitchen by a 90 year old man with leprosy. You gotta buy quality.


I buy cables from that guy too! He works his ass off to provide good quality.


Get it? Ass off - leprosy - Sometimes I crack myself up.
 
2012-01-13 03:51:35 PM  
So you could either spend your hard-earned cash on quality headphones, or on headphones with a fancy brand name.

Sad how many people choose the latter.
 
2012-01-13 04:36:22 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...



To be fair, thats really all you need when you listen to mostly autotuned/drum machine crap.


I use these puppies.

reviews.cnet.com

Sound pretty good, and only cost about $35.

Yeah I know. But I don't buy headphones for their looks.
 
2012-01-13 05:16:05 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Moopy Mac: Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.

They are Monster headphones for all intents and purposes (with Dr. Dre's name behind them). When you buy HDMI cables, do you buy Monster cables? If yes, these headphones are for you.

nah no monster cables but my last earbuds are bose ones. pretty good but thought I would see if the Beats were any good.

/besides I only buy cables that are made out of pure gold made by hand in a ecaudorian kitchen by a 90 year old man with leprosy. You gotta buy quality.


Amateur... I have seen the mountain, and it is good.
 
2012-01-13 05:37:34 PM  

enry: If yer gonna throw money away just go get the Bose.

/great when on the bus or airplane
//not so good when trying to wear a hat


Klipsch had a pair of noise-canceling headphones at Brookstone over Christmas. They sounded amazing. The demo actually had two loudspeakers on either side of the headphones and it would blast death metal while you listened to Sinatra on the headphones. You couldn't hear the death metal at all.

Of course, they were also $300. But if I was the kind of person who wanted to zone the entire world out while I listened to music, I would consider them well worth it. I think these were the ones (the M40):

img851.imageshack.us
 
2012-01-13 05:42:18 PM  
The B&W P5 are just as expensive as the Beats, but the quality is top-notch.

cdn.head-fi.org

They sound very good. Granted, you could buy headphones that sound just as good for less, but these feel so damn good. The leather is buttery smooth and feels incredibly comfortable against the ears. If you've ever driven a Bentley or an Aston Martin, you know what super high-end luxury feels like. These are like the Bentley or Aston Martin of headphones. If you're willing to pay $300 for headphones, this is a very good choice.
 
2012-01-13 07:27:38 PM  
Sigh. Again, people buying crap products due to branding. I've tried tons of headphones, seriously tons over the years. Grado, Sennheiser, Sony, etc. etc.

So far, the best, seriously the best absolute bang for your buck has been my AKG K240 headphones. $99, and hands down the best pair of cans I've ever used.

solasistim.files.wordpress.com

If you really want to get fancy (and have an orgasm for a half-hour), pair the K240s with any of the build-your-own amp kits from Bottlehead.

Tons of fun.

/Once saw a DJ friend of mine in the booth (we were spinning) with a pair of Skullcandy phones.
//I said "Hey, you want a pair of big-boy headphones? You can use my Technics."
///9 to 10 DJ was in the booth and meekly said 'Those are mine.....' (Skullcandy)
////We both laughed for a good ten minutes.
 
2012-01-13 08:47:06 PM  
Xtreme Xplosives by JVC are dirt-cheap and sound awesome. People paying $100+ for a celebrity's ego are farking morans.

www.itechnews.netadmin.audiovideo2day.be
 
2012-01-13 09:49:59 PM  
Just got a pair of V-Moda V-80.
dailygadgetreview.net
Outstanding range and boomy bass. Comfortable, well constructed, and customizable. Hard to find a bad review about them.

Beats on the other hand are just over priced crap.
 
2012-01-13 10:37:22 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


www.productwiki.com

All you should ever need for earbuds. Klipsch S4 or S4i. Best $80 I had spent in 2010. You can find them cheaper online now, and they may have newer models by now.

Be careful though, they seal your ear canal like ear plugs.
 
2012-01-13 10:41:00 PM  
I came across a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 15s (company gift) and I can vouch that their noise cancellation is fantastic. Sound is great, and they are very comfortable, too. Sadly, they look like crap.
 
2012-01-13 10:42:18 PM  
And yeah, Beats headphones are like sneakers for whitey. Good on you, Dre. You got over again.
 
2012-01-13 11:11:30 PM  
My favorite earphones are Sony's MDR-EX58V. They are only $20 but they sound amazing (Frequency Response is an impressing 5 - 23,000 Hz) and they are angled in a way that they just slide into the ear so they are very comfortable to wear.
 
2012-01-13 11:12:21 PM  
*impressive
 
2012-01-14 02:24:48 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


No
 
2012-01-14 12:14:14 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ihatedumbpeople: tricycleracer: i'm 30 years old and whats this

headphones with a crap ton of 'bass'...

So do they actually sound any good?
/Looking for new earbuds.


No. My Denon DJ headphones blow those pieces of crap out of the water. AND they costed 150 bucks less, are more comfortable, and a hell of a lot more durable.
 
2012-01-14 12:16:32 PM  
The whole notion is retarded in its conception. High quality headphones?

Where can I get an expensive bikers umbrella?

Shouldn't you be breakdancing somewhere?
 
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