Beats Studio- worth the money?

here it is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826696001&cm_re=beats-_-26-696-001-_-Product

Supposedly the sound quality is amazing, but is it worth the price? I have a feeling, since Monster is the manufacturer, they are massively overpriced.
But are they actually worth it? If not, what are other equally or lower priced headphones with equal or better sound quality?
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  1. Anything from Sennheiser 5xx series.
  2. I think the beats are the sexiest.
  3. The Beats sound TERRIBLE. They are all bloated bass and nothing else. You want a good all around studio headphone with some decent bass then get the Audio Technica ATH-M50. Yes, they are $120 headphones, and yes they will sound far superior to that sh^t from Monster. If you want to maximize bass while still retaining decent sound quality through the spectrum, the Beyerdynamic DT770 or perferably the Ultrasone HFI-780 will still demolish the Beats at half the price. If you want the best of both worlds, then get the AKG K701(2) headphones, though you will need a good amp. (I recommend this as a low budget amp for them: http://ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=60)

    And before you tell me that all these people say that the Beats sound amazing, remember that most people have never even heard any decent equipment in their lives.
  4. daship said:
    I think the beats are the sexiest.


    These aren't sunglasses, they are headphones, and for $350 to boot, its the sound that matters.
  5. Do not buy the beats when there are tons of other cheaper better sounding headphones on the market. Get one of cjl's suggestions as they are all great headphones. Even the Grado SR60i would be a better choice and only $80.
  6. the beats arent actuallly that bad :), tbh i preer the beats then the HD515/555 but then theres the price issue...
  7. yannifb said:
    here it is:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826696001&cm_re=beats-_-26-696-001-_-Product

    Supposedly the sound quality is amazing, but is it worth the price? I have a feeling, since Monster is the manufacturer, they are massively overpriced.
    But are they actually worth it? If not, what are other equally or lower priced headphones with equal or better sound quality?


    Read the reviews from the same link you provided
  8. :) its ever so slightly cheaper in the UK
  9. Thanks for the opinions. I took some of your advice and now am looking at these Sennheisers:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106392

    But cjl said that some of these are kind of open with the sounds. Is that the case with this specific pair? Because to me, noise cancellation helps sound quality quite a bit. If so, then what's a pair with similar or better sound quality but that is also noise cancelling?
  10. AMW1011 said:

    Thanks for the suggestions. Hmmm. Im willing to up the price if those Shures are worth it. Do you think they are?
  11. What kind of music do you listen to?
  12. Basically everything... but many of my songs have relatively heavy bass
  13. If you want maximum bass without killing sound quality, get these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK36C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280969532&sr=8-4

    If you want the best all around sounding headphone, the Shure 840s will be your best bet.
  14. AMW1011 said:
    If you want maximum bass without killing sound quality, get these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK36C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280969532&sr=8-4

    If you want the best all around sounding headphone, the Shure 840s will be your best bet.

    These look pretty nice. Im kind of leaning towards these Beyer's, but besides bass how do they compare to the Shure 840 you showed me?
  15. The Shure are much more neutral and accurate, but both have decent clarity and both will do fine.

    It comes down to what kind of bass your looking for. If you want fast, accurate, tight, and balanced bass then the Shures are for you. If you want exaggerated, powerful, and weighty bass then the Beyer's are for you.
  16. AMW1011 said:
    If you want maximum bass without killing sound quality, get these:
    http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK36C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280969532&sr=8-4

    If you want the best all around sounding headphone, the Shure 840s will be your best bet.


    Those are pretty nice - the Denon D2000s would be a good choice too.
  17. I like the D2000s, but I find them a less compelling product as opposed to the others. Their highs seem to be a bit too rolled off to me.
  18. Hey cjl, how does it feel that some poor guy can't even sell his 965 for $400?
    http://www.overclock.net/main-components/783209-fs-ft-i7-965-extreme-edition.html

    Sorry, couldn't help it! :lol:
  19. AMW1011 said:
    Hey cjl, how does it feel that some poor guy can't even sell his 965 for $400?
    http://www.overclock.net/main-components/783209-fs-ft-i7-965-extreme-edition.html

    Sorry, couldn't help it! :lol:

    Lol random but funny :lol:

    Anyway i think i'll be going with the Beyers, as you said they have nice base that doesnt mess with sound quality. Thanks especially for AMW and cjl for your suggestions!

    And one last thing: Do they have a 'burn in' time?
  20. Well... now there is a question. Every single headphone recommended so far uses dynamic drivers which do have a burn-in period. How much it will effect the sound quality relies on a lot of factors. Most of the changes will happen in the first 50 hours of use, the rest are pretty debatable and may not even show up in most circumstances.
  21. AMW1011 said:
    Hey cjl, how does it feel that some poor guy can't even sell his 965 for $400?
    http://www.overclock.net/main-components/783209-fs-ft-i7-965-extreme-edition.html

    Sorry, couldn't help it! :lol:


    Heh...

    Honestly, it doesn't feel bad, since I have no real desire to sell it. I love my 965 - it's not the fastest thing out there anymore, but it's still an amazing CPU, and it's running great. I didn't buy it for resale value :)
  22. I've owned Sennheisers in the past and have nothing bad to say about them.
    They make a fine product but i switched to AKG 15yrs ago and can't believe not a single mention of them in this thread .
  23. Not for his price range Davcon, I can't recommend any AKG headphone for a budget under $400 because most of them desperately need a good amp. The K701s, quite simply the best sub $800 headphone in my opinion, requires at least $200 for an amp.
  24. Alright, i think im gonna buy the Beyer Dynamic 770's. Any last suggestions or reasons i should change my mind? In addition to music im also probably going to by the zalman clip on mic to make a nice headset for gaming (mainly BFBC2). If not, im gonna go ahead and get them.

    PS: The reason i didnt go for an actual gaming headset is because i prefer the sound quality of these types of headsets.
  25. AMW1011 said:
    Not for his price range Davcon, I can't recommend any AKG headphone for a budget under $400 because most of them desperately need a good amp. The K701s, quite simply the best sub $800 headphone in my opinion, requires at least $200 for an amp.


    and low end AKG is not loved by anyone.
  26. MEgamer said:
    and low end AKG is not loved by anyone.



    Not as long as there are low priced Sennheiser's and Grado's
  27. anonymousdude said:
    Not as long as there are low priced Sennheiser's and Grado's


    ???

    low end sennheisers are better then low end AKG...
  28. MEgamer said:
    ???

    low end sennheisers are better then low end AKG...


    That's what I meant
  29. lol alright.
  30. I tend to avoid low end AKG and Sennheisers....
  31. well any low-end is 'low end'
  32. Na, Grado, Audio Technica, Shure, and a few other make some great ~$100 headphones. Hell JVC's RX700s are pretty damn good, especially with some modding, and they only cost $35.
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