Official Headphones Thread. Vol. Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones The Best?

Discussion in 'General' started by mr718, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. mr718

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    So I heard a lot of mixed opinions on these headphones and I decided to pick up a pair.  Before that day, the most I'd ever spent on headphones were 25 bucks on a pair of Sony.  I knew I needed something better to compare the quality to. So I went down to Best Buy and  picked up the Beats Studio headphones and the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (QC15) headphones. Both were the exact same price.  I used the Bose QC15 everyday for one week, then did the same with the Beats.  Here's what I came up with.

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    What I like:
    -Sleek design.
    -Very loud with very little distortion.
    -"Mute" button that cuts the power when someone starts speaking to you.
    -Comes with a headphone cable w/ cell phone mic.  You can listen to your cell phone MP3s and still take a call without removing the headphones.
    -Collapses for easy storage.

    What I don't like:
    -THESE THINGS LEAK NOISE LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS. Anyone standing next to you can almost always know what your listening to. That would concern me if I would be using these to speak on the phone.
    -Build quality is sub-par.  Even the the display model at Best Buy were falling apart.
    -Bass is tight and crisp but sometimes and get overwhelming. Meaning, they add too much bass sometimes when its not needed.
    -Fingerprints everywhere.


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    What I like:
    -Not as sexy as the Beats, but not as fugly as the Skull Candys.
    -They come with a Bose "Courtesy Card".  If someone asks you about your headphones, you pull a card out of your case can keep it movin. Bawse! [​IMG]
    -SUPER COMFORTABLE.  No matter what size ears you have, these with cover them so smoothly.
    -Solid construction and soft leather.
    -Noise cancellation king.  Weather your in a friends car and don't like whats on the radio or trying to block out the subway noise, these will do it superbly.

    What I don't like:
    -Sometimes I like to listen to loud music, wont find that here.  Music gets loud but keeps it reasonable.
    -Not too fashionable but then again, its not supposed to be.

    Comparison:
    -Both need batteries on order to operate. Once the battery dies, so does the music. Sometimes I forget to turn the headphones off when I turn off the music.  I'm sure I'm not the only one but the battery dies much quicker when you forget they're on for a few hrs unused.
    -The Bose requires one AAA battery, the Beats require two.
    -Both carry cases are nice in their own respect.
    -You can detach the chord on both and just use them to cancel noise.  Great for when you don't feel like listening to your girlfriend.
    -Noise cancellation is 2x as good as the beats.

    My suggestion:
    Besides the flashy packaging, Monster and take some notes from Bose.  Besides the "Mute" button, everything else on the Beats are for visual before performance.  I honestly only gave them a chance because they were co-signed by Dr. Dre but I'm sure everyone did.  Don't get caught up in the hype, not worth $300 at all.  The Bose QC15 had much better comfort, noise cancellation, and sound quality, not as loud as I like it sometimes but I can deal with it.

    Thanks for reading. Hope someone finds this helpful, especially since its holiday time.

    If you like the look of the Beats but don't want to pay 300 bucks, here's what I did:
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    I originally brought them for retail price.  I was immediately disappointed with the quality but I still wanted to keep them.  I just went back to Best Buy, brought the Beat Solo headphones, $179.99.  Removed the sleeve they come in (this is important because that holds the barcode), and returned them using the Beats Studio receipt I got a week ago.  People that work in the customer service usually don't know what to look for so she just returned them without a problem.  They can't give back more than $250 in cash so try exchanging or using credit/debit. Im sure that will help somebody (Kanye shrug)
     
  2. jfdoom

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    First a v6 charger
    then a mac

    now this?

    damn son

    You're the only guy i know that blindly spends his money on crap [​IMG]
     
  3. oh you mad

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  4. mr718

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    When you start givin me money, ill take your opinions into consideration. Good day sir.
     
  5. young halo

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    gets me everytime
     
  6. shatterkneesinc

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    bose monster cable and macs?

    these are the biggest scam names in all of the technology market
     
  7. oh you mad

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    Got em!
     
  8. blazekicks

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    wooww
     
  9. jpzx

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    Mayor thinks they're pretty good [​IMG]
     
  10. hybridsoldier23

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    Dude copped at best buy too [​IMG]

    OP do you just have money to burn?
     
  11. torontoraptor15

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    You need to do better research before buying headphones next time.
     
  12. jfdoom

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    Not really

    he got himself with all those expensive paperweights [​IMG]
     
  13. cincoseisdos

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    <3 my HD 205 Sennheisers [​IMG]
     
  14. i just got lucky

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    those head phones suck...
     
  15. mateen cleaves

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    I got the Beats and i love them.
     
  16. il prescelto

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  17. mr718

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    You can read reviews until your eyes burn but nothing beats first hand experience. I'm sure there's something that you've purchased for yourselfthat someone else may not agree with. But its YOUR money and you buy what you want, right? Besides, if I were 100% unsatisfied I could have just returned themall together. I wrote this to give other people that may be interested in the same types products a helpful opinion in which direction to lean towards.

    Not really, but I do enjoy being able to buy what I want, when I want. Ill leave it at that.

    I find it funny you know exactly who I am and I have no clue who you are. NT fans FTW [​IMG]
     
  18. spsfinest212

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  19. mateen cleaves

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    should have used that money you used to buy headphones and computers and copped yourself a V8 charger not a V6 [​IMG]
     
  20. neighb0rh00d

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    Beats > __________
     
  21. Ofc.Phan

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  22. jfdoom

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    Atleast pick up a headphone amp
     
  23. uptown roamer

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    I thought about gettin' the Solo joints but I didn't really want to spend $180 on them.

    Maybe I'll try them when my current headphones die...
     
  24. mr718

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    V6 Charger was 3yrs ago when I was 19. Lets stop livin in the past. I could have brought a cardboard box on top of a skateboard and it shouldn't botheryou as much as it does right now.
     
  25. jfdoom

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