Look for this price, these are great. At full price, they are fine.
I worked for geek squad for a time, and every headphone that you can buy would break over time. I personally have had great luck with the power beats and the Monster Turbines, I have used for over 5 years with no issues.
Sure they are not $400 high end headphones, but those really are not worth it. Dont blow too much on in-ear, they are never THAT great. BUt these have been solid in my experience.
Wow, spoken like a non-audiophile for sure. First of all, Beats are, at full retail, horribly overpriced nonsense (kinda like geek squad IMHO…no offense). They have decent sound and alright build quality…but I’ve gotten superior sound from a wide variety of buds by other non-celebrity endorsed brands like klipsch, ajays etc.
400 dollar headphones generally last longer than the 12 months and 2 days you’re likely to get from beats.
It’s all about what you’d rather do - personally I’d rather buy one really kickass pair of noise cancelling cans, then rebuying the same hunk of junk buds every year. If I were looking for buds in the 150 range, I’d check out the jaybird bluebirds myself - I found the sound to be superior and the added bonus of being bluetooth is nice as well.
As far as cans go, the beats over the ear jobbies aren’t bad, but again at retail they’re priced awfully high when you consider the studios are around 280 or so, when for a few sheckles more you can get a nice set of bose quietcomfort 15s (granted, they’re more about noise cancelling than about sound quality…but of the noise cancellers I’ve tried, they seem to do pretty well with music as well).
If you just want kickass sound and like buds (and cost isn’t an object) check out the westone 4R. While it pisses me off to agree with Forbes, they’re probably the best sounding buds I’ve used in the last year or two.
Yes. +this. Very well said! As someone who listens to a lot of rock and jazz that was EXACTLY the issue. It made what, I suppose, are a good set of “hiphop” cans sound like absolute garbage headphones.
they are under warranty “so generally they are replaced for free”. i think cutting out on at least one side is just the case for all in-ear headphones. i’ve never had one last more than a couple months.
i have shure earphones that i have had replaced probably 8 times in the past 2 years. annoying, but at least it’s free.
As a poster above said the pictured headphones were packaged with Htc phones a couple years back. The video below is what you have pictured. These ARE NOT a deal if you are selling us the mobile phone headphones from 2 years ago. Get your vendor to clarify or you are going to hear a lot of crap and negative comments when these arrive at doorsteps.