Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Beats = Overrated



So i finally got a chance to listen to Dr. Dre's Beats headphones by Monster.
Yeah, the same Monster that charges $100 for a 4ft HDMI cable -_-
I figured instead of posting a full review, id just sum up my feelings in a nice long rant...


So, bottom line, they're absolute crap. I honestly cant help but laugh at how brainwashed people are. If i had a nickle for the number of teens and preteens who think these cans are The Shit.. Bill Gates would be asking ME for money.

And on top of that, it requires batteries...
Seriously? Batteries?...


As far as the actual sound quality...

The bass is far too heavy. No i don't mean it's capable of producing great bass, I literally mean it sounds EQ'd about 5dB higher around 100hz.Between 500hz and 1,000hz theres a sudden drop, and then around 2,000hz theres a sudden bump in the freq, about 5dB, and then around 4,000hz a drop to about -5dB. (So no they're not flat by any stretch of the imagination) And my god....These are some of the muddiest cans in the low end ive ever heard. Everything just sounds mushed together as if it was all coming from one instrument. Its awful.
It reminds me of Ginos who drive down the street in their Civic blaring their bass... and it comes out as a mixture of mush and vibration. Its not clear. Its not precise. The bass is in no way accurate, but there's plenty of it.

(Side note: I'm sincerely beginning to think that according to most preteens / teens, more bass = better sound, in all circumstances. I can picture them just gathering around a 2.1 sound system wondering what the point of the 2 monitors are, when the woofer in the middle is the one producing all the killer bass....)

Clearly this is Monster Cable Products first attempt at headphones and to be honest, they fail miserably.

Those who think Beats are a great pair clearly haven't heard anything from Grado, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, AKG, and honestly...dare I say it... even Sony.


For example, Sennheiser can produce a pair of headphones that require no batteries, are lighter than the Beats, and has far more accurate sound quality,... all for about $100 less (The HD25-II Pictured Above)

So why can't Monster? Oh that's right, its because they're Monster...
*thinks back at the $100 4ft HDMI cable*

Gotta give em credit though, they've certainly managed to convince preteens and teenagers who know nothing about sound quality.

The one plus? Their design. But if thats why you're buying them...

You might as well date a Bleach Blonde Bimbo chick with the IQ of a popsicle stick.  

All style, no substance. 

But all means if you want to blow $300USD or $349CDN + tax, on sub par sound quality, and the chore of having to continuously replace batteries, then these are the perfect headphones for you.

65 comments:

  1. Hey, I'm interested in Binaural Waves, which headphones do you recommend?

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  2. Beats are indeed terrible, but you have to remember they are marketed towards the rap market, who's demographic wouldn't be smart enough to tell good cans from these (not being racist, as its aimed at everyone who likes that autotune heavy garbage). Its all about brand to them. I myself stuck with some Sony cans a friend gave me, but am looking to either buy Denon or Sennheiser, though I'm not sure which yet. I like both brands.

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    1. Ouch, saying the entire rap market is a bit generalized, sure more well known "rap" is autotuned crap but that's just one (in my opinion awful) dimension of an extremely diverse genre. Back to the topic of Beats, overpriced indeed, anyone who chose them for the value in audio quality is full of it.

      I don't like that idea of people needing to show "style" with overpriced headphones ahaahahaha.

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  3. I knew it! Stick with BOSE. Following!

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    1. BOSE? LOL. Bose is equally bad.

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  4. you seem like youre mr. i know everything about music and how it is suppose to sound lol. I believe you though. Soooo give me good speakers to play my untz untz.
    jkc

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  5. i have purchased grados many years ago and don't even have to think about buying new headphones since then (and they even cheaper than these)

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  6. I KNEW they were overrated! Theyre called Dr.Dre's for christs sake ¬_¬
    Sennheiser is where its at.
    Me and you could be good friends bro! Similar blog theme. I might feature you next post, just remind me, ok?

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  7. I have a Trust Headphones 5.1 with amplified bass and it's awesome!!

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  8. I'm fine with my Astro A40s.

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  9. lol my friend thinks he's cool cause he has these

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  10. $300?! That's nonsense. And for a price range reserved for audiophiles, it would at least do Monster some good to make them good quality - but wait, it's Monster. Total crap.

    Sennheiser HD201 user here, love my cans, and for $20 there's no reason not to.

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  11. who buys headphones just for their design?

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  12. I buy headphones for sound, instead of the design

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  13. Nice! I've been looking for a new set of headphones

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  14. I used to wonder how people could listen to music using the cheap ear buds that came with their player, I have since realized that most people don't care how the music sounds, but that makes me wonder why people would spend that much money on horrible headphones. Guess it makes them look cool?

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  15. i know what you mean. i'm stickingwith my speakers. :)

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  16. Nice review, I need a good set of speakers too

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  17. Finally! Someone who agrees with me that Beats are overrated. Save yourself the trouble guys and although not a fan of Bose either, you can save money and get better sound quality. Do you think people that buy Beats really know what they're buying? Nope, they buy Beats simply because they're Beats.

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  18. I tried them at Bestbuy yesterday and I was blown...away.

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  19. Gangstas might get mad at me but I have no idea who Dr Dre is other then he's a rapper with an apathetic album cover that kids where on t-shirts. I also can't believe "gangsta" is a word because there isn't a red squiggly line underneath it.

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  22. Sigh. Why would anyone need batteries for their headphones? Are they wireless? Because I'd rather go for wired headphones. Triple A batteries end up costing a lot after a while.

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  23. fun fact, the sennheiser you used as an example, the HD25, costs around 250$

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    1. And they're worth every penny! That's the point; the Beats aren't.

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    2. And they're worth every penny! That's the point; the Beats aren't.

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