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Music Beats or cheapy headphones?

Discussion in 'General' started by Guest-89078, 7 Mar 2012.

  1. Tribble

    Tribble Steals Avatars

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    I am happy with all forms of Beyers but i use DT770 pro's for music and i do listen to dubstep, i use a set of mmx300's for gaming, i know, but i like them :D they were custom design :thumb:

    Beyers are the most comfy headphones i have ever owned, several hours and i forget they're on, that is really important i find as well as sound quality.
     
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  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Psh, headphones... Rock it oldschool! To hell with everyone else, they will enjoy your music selections as well.
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    That's how I roll.
     
  3. Ficky Pucker

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    beats are crap :p
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If you want over the ear, MDR-V6's are cheap and are almost bomb-proof.

    In ear, CX-400s.
     
  5. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    They're slightly worse than your setup :lol:


    Monster Turbines are my favorite in-ear headphones, very good value if you can find them refurbished. They go for $50 in the US Monster Outlet.

    Beats aren't all crap IMO, I like the sound of the Studios. The rest are pretty bad though..
     
  6. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    I've had three pairs of CX-300 earbuds break on me, so I paid the extra for a pair of CX-400ii buds and they're pretty solid so far!

    The only problem is that they are so good that I could hear how bad the sound quality was on my HTC. I ended up buying a nokia business phone because it had higher quality audio!
     
  7. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    beats are a bit crappy, I have a few sets of audio technica headphones at home, all closed back, I cant remember the model numbers becauase I am at work! and I have some beyer dynamic dt100's in my studio for monitoring.

    My in ear mp3 headphones, no clue who makes them, I broke my old sennheiser cx-300's when out about about in town so i went and bought these from curry's, they say "iWant it" on the side, they were only I think £15 in a sale, and they are alright. Pretty bass heavy, but thats kinda how I like my mp3 headphones to be.
     
  8. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    My wife didn't know what to get me for christmas so I said I wanted a new pair of headphones and pointed her in the direction of some Sennheiser's that I fancied. Come Christmas day I opened my present and found a box containing Beats. She's a maths teacher and asked the kids at school what the best headphones were. I managed to hide my disappointment rather well.

    The sound is pretty good to be honest, but not worth the cost. The main thing about them though, is that they are the most uncomfortable headphones I have ever worn. No matter which of the stupid rubber fittings I attach, within 10 minutes my ears feel like someone it ripping them apart.
     
  9. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Uhm. Tell her they don't fit you that well and just return them for another pair? She can't possibly be offended by that.
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    If they don't fit you there's a legitimate reason to return them. Were they the Tour, Studio or Pro by the way?
     
  11. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Or you could just be honest, depends how you think she'll take it. I can see her being pleased with the honesty as long as you show how grateful you are for the thought.
     
  12. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    They are the Tour ones (white).

    I could be honest with her and I did mention how uncomfy there are, but I got the stare that sort of said 'you had better not be complaining'.

    I only really listen to my iPod for an hour or two a week now (my new car has an iPod dock) so I can put up with them for that amount of time and keep the wife happy at the same time by using them.

    Should anyone be considering getting some, don't.
     
  13. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Indeed I could do this and I am sure she wouldn't complain. I am also sure that I would find myself going without sex for a week or two.
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    The Tours are legitimately terrible headphones. Overpriced, terrible sound, they fall apart, the headband snaps, uncomfortable...
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Either way you're going to end up with ruined ears, whether it's from the headphones or the wife is up to you...
     
  16. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Yeah but then the PRS and RIAA etc come after you with lawsuits or demanding you buy a public performance license thing, :D :D
     
  17. Lenderz

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    IIRC Beats are/were owned by monster, the guys who ripped people off flogging monster cables they're the "our gold £100 HDMI cables make your films look better" guys.

    I think when they started the Beats brand they just got better at ripping people off, a bit of clever marketing and playing to people's ego by making them look distinctive. CX400s are great I've got a pair, and a nice pair of Bose over ear for when I'm home.
     
  18. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    I bought a pair of Bose over ear headphones about 2 years ago, the sound quality is perfect still and the cables are strong still. They are a damn site cheaper than beats too. And by the general consensus here the sound quality is better :)
     
  19. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    I still use a couple of boom boxes.. turtle beach makes some good headsets
     
  20. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I prefer the Creative Ep-630's to anything. Fantastic set of in- ear earphones, great build quality. And when they're well in your ear, sound is wonderfully, clean, crisp, and there actually is rumbling bass!
     

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