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Time to rethink beats headphones?

#1_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 8/17/2014 8:56:17 AM
Innerfidelity, a very well respected person on Headfi.org, gave a glowing review of the beats solo 2 headphones. Says they are better than the Momentums and V-Modas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcpIba9SSjE

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/time-rethink-beats-solo2-excellent

In comparison here is his review of the last generation Beats solos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipZY0qGrA9Y
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#2cynicwithin2000Posted 8/17/2014 8:57:30 AM
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#3_Marka_Ragnos_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 9:03:12 AM
cynicwithin2000 posted...
When they no longer make you look like you mentally handicapped when you have them on, I'll reconsider them. Until then, no.


How do they make you look mentally handicapped? They are headphones. If anything, I think the m50s and other larger headphones make you look worse.
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#4CharREXPosted 8/17/2014 9:11:27 AM
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
If anything, I think the m50s and other larger headphones make you look worse.


Really? Are you serious?
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#5_Marka_Ragnos_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 9:15:28 AM(edited)
CharREX posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
If anything, I think the m50s and other larger headphones make you look worse.


Really? Are you serious?


Is this an unpopular opinion? Purely aesthetically speaking I'm serious. I own 558s and (aside from the fact that they are open so I wouldn't really wear them in public anyway) they don't really look that good on your head because of how large they are. The m50s in particular stick way out when you wear them. Beats headphones have a smaller footprint, and don't stick out quite as far.

I guess its opinion which is better looking, but I do not think either makes you look "mentally handicapped" which was really what I was disagreeing with.
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#6Greendragon854Posted 8/17/2014 9:15:53 AM
Beats will always be the Monster Cables of the audio world. They could release the best headphones in the world, it'd still be twice as expensive and marketed to 12 year old thugs
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#7_Marka_Ragnos_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 9:17:13 AM
Greendragon854 posted...
Beats will always be the Monster Cables of the audio world. They could release the best headphones in the world, it'd still be twice as expensive and marketed to 12 year old thugs


In this case they are the same price as the headphones he compared them to. Both them and the Sennheiser Momentums are $200.
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#8cuteboi100Posted 8/17/2014 9:24:49 AM
Beats has built an image of itself that will turn away many audio enthusiasts that might happen to care about sound quality. They certainly will not wear it in public, which means that there are much better offerings for home-listening and the Solo 2 is unappealing.
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#9SnipeStarPosted 8/17/2014 9:26:03 AM
CharREX posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
If anything, I think the m50s and other larger headphones make you look worse.


Really? Are you serious?


yes, and he isn't the only one. i thought everyone mutually understood that you look stupid when you walk around with what looks like satellite dishes attached to your head
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#10Orestes417Posted 8/17/2014 9:54:35 AM
I'll stick with my Grado RS2s
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