Beats Monster Headphones

posted in Dr dre Studio
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/MonsterBeatsStudio.pdf

Here's a set of measurements for the Beats Studios. Notice the cliff in the frequency response (top left graph) at the left side - no bass. Notice the big dip and hump in the mids - that'll make vocals sound really odd and coloured. Notice the big spike at 7kHz - that's right where the really piercing, sibilant "s" sounds sit. Prepare for pain everytime someone sings a word with an "s" in ...
posted in Sweet Beats
I'm going to copy and paste my response from the previous Monster products poll, as it is still relevant:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/MonsterBeatsStudio.pdf

Here's a set of measurements for the Beats Studios. Notice the cliff in the frequency response (top left graph) at the left side - no bass. Notice the big dip and hump in the mids - that'll make vocals sound really odd and coloured. Notice the big spike at 7kHz - that's right where the ...
They're considered good headphones that are within reach of people with around a $100 budget. That's why they get so much attention.

Personally though, I like the Sennheiser HD 598 better at that price point. They have hit $100 before as well. They're more comfortable and have a more natural sound. The M50 has more bass, but i think it actually has too much and colors the music. (not nearly as much as craptastic beats or monster headphones, b...
Beats have no place in the "audiophile" section. GET OUT!
Yeah, I'm super disappointed that the M50x leads this poll. I blame it on the Beats / Monster craze. You know how it is... the celebrity-endorsed brands now set a standard for modern music, and because of that, the M50x takes the top place due to the fact that it walks on the line between a consumer- and studio-grade tuning: it has enough accuracy to provide clarity to the treble, mids, and bass because of it's W-shaped sound signature, but also ...