Beats by Dre seems to be the latest hype with headphones. But I think it sucks, why?
- It needs batteries. It does not work without batteries
- It breaks easily, the body feels like flimsy plastic
- They are really expensive for what they are worth
- Those who are using Beats by Dr. Dre are using their iPods, and the sound quality sucks!
Personally, for my bass needs I have a pair of Sony MDR-XB700, I can feel my ear drums vibrate by the bass generated by these. Also, on the side I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 PROs for my flat responses, and passive noise cancelling needs.
Both of covers my needs for bass and studio quality sounds, each was cheaper than the Beats. Both does not require batteries. And my HD280s has gone to hell and back. I am looking forward to the HD380s soon! And when I get my own place post University, I am picking a pair of HD800 and the PS1000s, with separate DAC, and AMP, running on redundant pure sine wave filtered PSU.