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Gear Review

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grossly overpriced for the quality

I'm a sound engineer and have tried dozens and dozens of headphones. I'm always interesting in trying new gear to see if I can find anything to surplant my classic Sony Studio Pro MDR-V6, or Sennheisers or Audio Technica headphones.

While these are nice sounding headphones, compared to other headphones in the same price range, made by truly reputable, long running headphone makers, these fall short sound quality-wise.

On a scale of 1-10 these would rate about a 6.5 or 7. Most people are used to your run-of-the-mill department store headphones (skullcandy, sony, etc) and compared to those, these sound worlds better, however if you compared these to truly good headphones then you'd hear what you're missing. These have a good bass response but are lacking elsewhere. The bass is overwhelming and you miss a good part of the rest of the spectrum. (mids and highs) Apparently young listeners think a strong bass equates to great sound quality. They don't know what they are missing.

If bass and style is all you care about, and over spending for headphones is your thing, then go ahead and get them. If you want the best sound for the price and don't care about what your peers think then you can get better and more natural sounding headphones for less, probably half as much.

This is a good article that'll explain it more: http://audioproheadphones.blogspot.com/2011/07/headphone-popularity.html

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Beats have a frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz what the average human ear can handle. Beats are GARBAGE because for the same price you can get a better made and better sounding headphones with sounds you cant even pick up, and bigger speakers for that nicer bass sound, but also the smooth mid to high range melodies. The only reason anyone would drop this profane amount on this GARBAGE is because its a fashion statement, and theyve never heard what real sound quality is.

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Oh my god, finally people I can agree with. Anyone in their right mind NEVER would buy beats by dre. They are an attractive looking can, Dre uses to steal your money. He doesn't care about you or you listening experiance.

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Beats by Dre sounds like a freaking vibrating dildo being shoved into my ear with shitty sound quality .