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Why do you look so ridiculous using some Monster Beats by Dr Dre?

Why do you look so ridiculous using some Monster Beats by Dr Dre?

Happy with your new Beats? – You finally feel part elite circle of people who have something in common?

Well, the truth is that every time you go out with them you look pretty ridiculous. Why? Imagine the following situation. A group of friends come to your house and show them your new TV: 60 inches, with wonderful materials, industrial design and market better, but you can only see the black and white video at low resolution.

Now imagine the faces of your friends. And the laughter later. Well, it’s exactly the same thing happens with your Monster: Beat, with superior design that can be heard, in a word, horrible.

And although it sounds obvious, the headphones are acquired and used to listen to music with good quality, not to look good on the street. And while no one likes to use things that are “ugly”, it makes no sense to have a device on his head, covering your ears just to make the world believe they’re cool.

In the game of have fallen many brands and stores technology from HTC (which reached 300 million investment in the brand) to Apple to sell in its stores, customers into thinking that, by being there and cost 300 or more dollars, are good devices.

But they are not. In fact, so cost is a real steal. They have horrible audio quality and its main feature is that low sound very high. Not just my opinion, people like Hertsens Tyll (general editor revered InnerFidelity.com ) told the New York Times once:

In terms of audio performance is the worst you can buy.

The history of Monster accessories selling at exorbitant prices, justifying it by the outside (not functioning), is quite extensive. In the 90s audio cables sold 10 to 15 times more expensive than any other based on the lie that sounded better. Although there is no evidence to support this assertion.

In recent times they have applied the same technique with digital cables, including the popular HDMI , which, as explained above there is no difference between a cheap one and an expensive one . These days do exactly the same, but with headphones.

The Beats and Monster strategy is brilliant: sell an accessory by how it looks, no matter much how it sounds and put a price premium. The business is round, not only because there is a large segment of people feel the need to carry in your ears something with some style (let’s face it, some are not necessarily Sennheiser nice), but because in the process you have to famous buying them and his legion of fans doing exactly the same (the motivation is strong aspirations).

It’s a great idea that 50 Cent and Ludacris have followed drawing their own lines of headphones SYNC and Soul, respectively. None, by far, with success, marketing, international expansion, power distribution provides the connection between Monster and Beats.

But the marketing, design, price, red wire, the name or “support Dr. Dre or price make a technological device has good audio playback quality and that is the biggest problem.

For $ 300 (or its equivalent) can acquire a lot higher quality headphones (yes, more discreet) but you will hear the music differently and understand that there are better ways to enjoy your favorite bands. I recommend you see the guide Inner Fidelity headphones in ranges 100 to $ 250 and $ 500 250 . And if you care about that charge whole ear, I recommend the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 , which cost the same as some Beats.

For my part I have used some Etymotic HF-2 for almost two years and I can not be happier.

Photo: Michael Nienaltowski

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