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Old 24-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Tommy L Tommy L is offline
 
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What would the cheapest best headphones be ?

Also these "beats" headphones what's so good with them that they are priced so high, cheers.
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Old 25-02-2014, 06:36 PM
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What would the cheapest best headphones be ?

Also these "beats" headphones what's so good with them that they are priced so high, cheers.
i think you will have to give a price range to be honest - and what the main purpose for them is (i.e. dj'ing, recording, producing, just listening to music - or all of the above.)

no comment on the beats. but they are from clonakilty, so it might be that.
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Old 25-02-2014, 08:34 PM
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Beats are a joke. Consistently average one or two stars out of five in user reviews. Like having a big sign on your head saying 'I spent 400 quid on, at best, average headphones.'
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Old 25-02-2014, 09:15 PM
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What would the cheapest best headphones be ?

Also these "beats" headphones what's so good with them that they are priced so high, cheers.
AVOID Beats. Utterly shit. I paid 80euro for a pair of Sennheisers and they have great sound.
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Old 27-02-2014, 02:25 PM
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You can't go wrong with Sennheiser- but spend as much as you can. Sony, KRK, Beyerdynamic and AKG are nearly as consistent (Sony's are generally over priced though).

If you do an AB test between the Beats "Studio" model (around 400 I think) and the Sennheiser HD25-II (around 180) you will hear straight away why Beats are vastly overpriced. Those Senns are the best thing you can buy this side of EUR500 IMO.

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http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan1...headphones.htm
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Old 27-02-2014, 02:41 PM
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Yeah, I only wear sennheiser, both for DJing and personal use.
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Old 27-02-2014, 03:12 PM
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Beats are a joke. Consistently average one or two stars out of five in user reviews. Like having a big sign on your head saying 'I spent 400 quid on, at best, average headphones.'
marketing, innit
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Old 27-02-2014, 10:36 PM
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i think you will have to give a price range to be honest - and what the main purpose for them is (i.e. dj'ing, recording, producing, just listening to music - or all of the above.)

no comment on the beats. but they are from clonakilty, so it might be that.
Just listening to music - if i taught i'd get a decent pair for between 60-80 i'd invest, or would i be needing to go well over that to get something that would noticeably increase quality.
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Old 27-02-2014, 10:57 PM
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Just listening to music - if i taught i'd get a decent pair for between 60-80 i'd invest, or would i be needing to go well over that to get something that would noticeably increase quality.
The basic Sennheiser HD25-II are about 120euro. They are great sounding but I find they get a bit uncomfortable to wear after awhile.

The Sennheiser HD 215 II Closed cup are incredibly comfortable and within your budget of about 70/80quid.
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Old 27-02-2014, 11:03 PM
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Sound sf.
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