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  1. berty6294's Avatar
    Sorry, your last paragraph is about the
    headphones themselves, did I get that right? Did you ever hear of shure, Beyerdynamics, even Sennheiser, AEG, Audio Technica, or something? Concerning sound/price, beats totally suck, sorry. The only argument for them is design (subjective), the rest is, especially in reference to their price, pretty bad.
    and I consider most of those brands above the 75% mark. But when you factor in the design, portability, and durability, Beats literally beats most of them.

    Beats is popular and ironically its always popular to hate on what's popular and mainstream... 95% of people are sheep.

    I hate HTC now and many dislikes about my 8X but its audio without a doubt trumps the 920... And no not boom boom bass... Clarity is very crisp.

    That being said... The audio is amazing but the "b" on the back probably has nothing to do with it.
    The Beats software in the 8x does nothing but act as a bass boost. Now the fact that the 8x has a separate audio amplifier, that does a lot for the sound!
    03-28-2013 08:12 PM
  2. uselessrobot's Avatar
    Beats Audio is junk; fundamentally it's a logo and equalizer settings. They like to spin their marketing like they've got special tech in branded devices, but they don't at all. They offer presets anyone could set on their own. The supposed distinction is that their settings match current musical fads. That means that bass and treble are cranked up beyond reason to "enhance" instrumentation commonly found in hip hop and, to a lesser extent, pop music. It's another aspect of the loudness wars, playing off the mentality that loud equals better. So you end up with audio that sounds like crap.

    Monster is a step above Beats Audio, a brand they helped establish but ironically got screwed out of. Their products may be overpriced crap, but at least they make something. They make Beats Audio headphones, which is in keeping with the sham that brand represents. $300 for headphones no better than the $25 stuff you'll find at Walmart.
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    03-29-2013 01:37 PM
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    Beats Audio is junk; fundamentally it's a logo and equalizer settings. They like to spin their marketing like they've got special tech in branded devices, but they don't at all. They offer presets anyone could set on their own. The supposed distinction is that their settings match current musical fads. That means that bass and treble are cranked up beyond reason to "enhance" instrumentation commonly found in hip hop and, to a lesser extent, pop music. It's another aspect of the loudness wars, playing off the mentality that loud equals better. So you end up with audio that sounds like crap.

    Monster is a step above Beats Audio, a brand they helped establish but ironically got screwed out of. Their products may be overpriced crap, but at least they make something. They make Beats Audio headphones, which is in keeping with the sham that brand represents. $300 for headphones no better than the $25 stuff you'll find at Walmart.
    You are insane if you think Beats headphones are as good as $25 walmart stuff!

    I agree the Beats Audio sound enhancer is just an equalizer, and I agree that it sounds like crap on certain headphones, but on most it improves the listening experience.

    Yes they cost more, the same way American Eagle or Aeropostle cost more. Its a name brand!
    03-29-2013 02:09 PM
  4. th0mas96's Avatar
    You are insane if you think Beats headphones are as good as $25 walmart stuff!

    I agree the Beats Audio sound enhancer is just an equalizer, and I agree that it sounds like crap on certain headphones, but on most it improves the listening experience.

    Yes they cost more, the same way American Eagle or Aeropostle cost more. Its a name brand!
    Yeah - Beats Audio works good for ****ty headphones that can't play deep bass. And no, Beats can't. Here's a picture: tzcp8lo7.png

    yep, beats can't display deep bass, and that's waht beats audio basically does, play this deep bass as a higher tone. now, the only thing I could understand is design (even though it's just cheap plastic, for roughly 300$), but soundwise, beats just suck.
    03-29-2013 03:54 PM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    Yeah - Beats Audio works good for ****ty headphones that can't play deep bass. And no, Beats can't. Here's a picture: Click image for larger version. 

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    yep, beats can't display deep bass, and that's waht beats audio basically does, play this deep bass as a higher tone. now, the only thing I could understand is design (even though it's just cheap plastic, for roughly 300$), but soundwise, beats just suck.
    first of all, it doesn't even state which Beats headphones they are using.. Some of the Beats headphones are just terrible.

    second, the bose are $300 and the sennheiser are $700 headphones so idk why in the world you would compare them to those, Beats are priced between $150 and $250 (unless you get the pros which I don't recommend).
    03-29-2013 04:14 PM
  6. th0mas96's Avatar
    first of all, it doesn't even state which Beats headphones they are using.. Some of the Beats headphones are just terrible.

    second, the bose are $300 and the sennheiser are $700 headphones so idk why in the world you would compare them to those, Beats are priced between $150 and $250 (unless you get the pros which I don't recommend).
    Well, sorry for that missing information. The ones displayed are the Studios, which are roughly the same price as the Boses. The Sennheisers are, of course, way more expensive, I just thought to include them as a benchmark. But, the Beyerdynamics are the same price, or even cheaper. What I wanted to express is that the beats fail in the deep bass (what many people think is the best part about them).
    03-29-2013 04:40 PM
  7. fredolay69's Avatar
    Personaly, IMHO, i do nto like the dolby audio at all. Whenever i turn it on, everything sounds more echo'ey and faded. I always have it turned off. I would think the beats audio takes this with ease. My friend has that whole beats audio thing built in on his laptop and it sounds pretty awesome. All though i do agree, it is a bit over-rated.
    03-29-2013 05:40 PM
  8. morpheus1982's Avatar
    My $2 (or 2). If the Dolby enhancement on the HTC HD7 is anything to go by, it is rubbish. SRS Sound Enhancer was far superior, and IMO with decent headphones, the Beat implementation goes a step further.
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    04-02-2013 07:43 AM
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