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Posted: 1/6/2012 2:47:49 PM EDT
I think I already know the answer to this but....

Guy I know wants to trade around for some Beats by Dre model headphones.

It would be the iBeats or the Tours, I only like the in-ear models.

Worth the trade at all or total hype?

Gym use only, so they don't need to be great but they do need to take some abuse.


I like the look of the iBeats the best, anyone using these?

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:48:58 PM EDT
Think of them as you do Monster-branded cables.......
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:49:04 PM EDT
They are good, but not as good as their price.

See Etymotic Research for real quality and real vale.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:50:38 PM EDT
not sweat proof fyi!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:54:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
Think of them as you do Monster-branded cables.......



Hyped to shit and overpriced?

I thought as much.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:56:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BCV:
not sweat proof fyi!




That might be a deal breaker.

They would basically be free but I won't bother if they're gonna be dead in a week.

I sweat like a whore in church.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:57:37 PM EDT
Beats, the Desert Eagle of headphones.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 2:59:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Beats, the Desert Eagle of headphones.



Now I kinda want 'em again.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:00:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
Originally Posted By BCV:
not sweat proof fyi!




That might be a deal breaker.

They would basically be free but I won't bother if they're gonna be dead in a week.

I sweat like a whore in church.


My wife has some Shures, (don't know the model but they're around $100,) she loves. She runs 6 miles, three times a week with no sweat issues. I have a set of Klipsch S4's that also function well during workouts.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:01:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Danner130:
They are good, but not as good as their price.

See Etymotic Research for real quality and real vale.


Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:01:39 PM EDT
Shure, Sennheier, Etymotic, etc. all make superior cans for less.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:03:54 PM EDT
I have the Tours. I love them.

What I love most is flat cable. they NEVER tangle. Great sound.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:04:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By swingset:
Shure, Sennheier, Etymotic, etc. all make superior cans for less.


Go to one of those. Very happy with my Sennheisers.


Used in-canal headphones?
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:10:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 3:10:32 PM EDT by KfS]
I had a pair of Tours. They constantly fell out of my ears (even with minor movement), regardless of which inner-ear piece I had on it. I tried all available sizes. They did sound nice, but were not worth the constant annoyance of them slipping out of my ears. I would suggest trying out a pair to see if they fit you and will stay in before getting some.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:11:05 PM EDT
My wife loves skull candy ear buds
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:13:26 PM EDT
I did not like the effect they had on my head when I was jogging. They created pressure in my ear canal that was highly annoying.

That said, they're decent and comfortable ear buds for other uses.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:14:34 PM EDT
Friend of mines kid wanted the dre beats deal for Xmas apparently all the cool kids have them
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:21:29 PM EDT
I just got some Bose iE2 headphones and purchased a Fiio 3 amplifier off of Amazon for $7. So far the best in ear headphones I have ever heard.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:21:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gator:
Originally Posted By swingset:
Shure, Sennheier, Etymotic, etc. all make superior cans for less.


Go to one of those. Very happy with my Sennheisers.


Used in-canal headphones?




They're new, still in the plastic wrap.

He gets free work related shit, I get free work related shit.

We would just be swapping free shit.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:23:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 3:24:20 PM EDT by UberPhLuBB]
Garbage.

ETA: Buy some Yuins or Etymotics.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:23:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
.... all the cool kids have them




Damn, now I know I need them!

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:31:43 PM EDT
mark up is tremendous. I bought my girlfriend a set for Christmas for 1/2 off using Apple discount. She has the cans though, not the buds and honestly they do sound very nice. Worth the 120 bucks I spent? I dunno as I haven't really compared them to others but still not a terrible deal for my price. 299? Hell no.
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