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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:34 pm
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I love listening to music whilst playing poker and keep seeing these advertised - For just over 120 are they worth it?

I suppose the other question is, does it really matter what i plug in to my 3 year old laptop as it will all sound the same??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:18 pm
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I have just bought a pair of Manhatten headphones, wireless bluetooth connection, mic built in for Skype but with no boom, you cant see the mic. 30 great set
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:12 am
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Beats are for tossers. I'm with Neil, I bought some wireless bluetooth headphones for 50 and don't look like a sheep or mugging target when I wear them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:30 am
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I assumed like Bose it was all marketing gimmick - they don't even make any claims to have improved the technology, their only claim is a celebrity association. I'm sure we can get some idea of their percentage of revenue spent on hardware components by looking how big the marketing is.

I'd use technical magazine reviews and buy a niche brand I've hardly heard of for audio equipment (which is most of them admittedly).

Or maybe Senheisser as a safe-ish good-value bet without the research.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:24 am
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There's a whole section on headphones on AVForums, perhaps take a look there, see if anything stands out.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:27 am
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FFS Alan i thought you was one of the good guys.

DO NOT BECOME A BBDW
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:52 am
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Wow, this is weird as Ben got some last week
He says they're great and high quality
He does look a bit like a "wigger" but dems da breaks, mon Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:08 pm
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lol no

for the money they charge you can get some real quality headphones as well + you don't look like a bellend for wearing beats

check this out http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-winter-gift-guide and their site in general

I've always wanted some grados but I think they are all open backed and out of my budget
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:58 pm
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These bad boy are limited edition Beats, i got them of the good Dr himself (i had to take sprengers for his gonorrhea check up), im loated to part with them for sentimental reasons but if your really keen on becoming a BBDW i will sell them to you for 2500, you can buy cheaper ones but IMO they just dont look as cool and the sound quality will never be as good. for an extra 250 i will throw in the hoody and glasses and even the shipping costs.

If you think im trying to con you then just look at the website, these are so rare they are not even listed on the official site!
http://uk.beatsbydre.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:13 am
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hackett wrote:
Re: Beats by Dre - Are they worth it????


That depends how much worth you put on looking like a c**k.

As mentioned, Sennheiser are a cheap safe option. Sony also do some nice ones that aren't offensively priced, but just buy these - not worth the RRP, but an absolute steal at two hundred quid...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denon-AH-D600...one/dp/B008MUXTSU
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:13 pm
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Thanks for the input - I am picking up on the subtle consensus here so will look at other brands. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:27 pm
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i have tried the most expensive dre beats and the sound quality is excellent. the only problem is a 300 pair of senheisers will sound better that the 300 dre headphones. i would estimate about a 100 pair of senheisers and above can compete. 300 is a serious amount of money for headphones and is very much into audiophile category.
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It is my first wedding anniversary tomorrow and the wife caught wind of the fact i had got her an eternity ring so she decided to get me something.

Have a guess what she might of got me.......... I can't see what i look like but i don't believe i look an absolute knobber Very Happy Sound

Very impressed with them though!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:47 pm
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hackett wrote:
It is my first wedding anniversary tomorrow and the wife caught wind of the fact i had got her an eternity ring so she decided to get me something.

Have a guess what she might of got me.......... I can't see what i look like but i don't believe i look an absolute knobber Very Happy Sound

Very impressed with them though!


As long as you like them mate, thats all that matters Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:58 pm
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Marcus6 wrote:
hackett wrote:
It is my first wedding anniversary tomorrow and the wife caught wind of the fact i had got her an eternity ring so she decided to get me something.

Have a guess what she might of got me.......... I can't see what i look like but i don't believe i look an absolute knobber Very Happy Sound

Very impressed with them though!


As long as you like them mate, thats all that matters Very Happy



NO Marcus your wrong. anybody who wears beats looks like a cock i should know i have a pair Wink
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