Audiophile Calls Beats By Dre Headphones “Extraordinarily Bad”

It’s f*ck wit Dre Day over at The NY Times which published an article yesterday ripping the legendary producer’s best-selling Beats By Dre headphones.

If you’re a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones just because you will buy anything a celebrity endorses.

According to a music expert interviewed by The NY Times, the sexy headphones produce way too much bass, which distorts the music, and besides that, they suck.

“In terms of sound performance, they are among the worst you can buy,” says Tyll Hertsens, editor in chief of InnerFidelity.com, a site for audiophiles. “They are absolutely, extraordinarily bad.” Source

The Times article goes on to say that back in the day, manufacturers such as Bose “marketed high-priced audio equipment by emphasizing technical merits like frequency response, optimum impedance, ambient noise attenuation and so on.”

Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn’t care about the sound quality of the headphones, as long as the big booty chick sitting one seat over sees him wearing the trendy headsets.

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71 Responses to “Audiophile Calls Beats By Dre Headphones “Extraordinarily Bad””

  1. 1
    FeFe says:

    Sandra says:

    If you’re a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones just because you will buy anything a celebrity endorses.

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    Well dayum…tell ‘em how you really feel auntie! :rofl:

  2. 2
    amatrex says:

    I’m a black male, and I wouldn’t pay $300 for headphones just cuz they’re endorsed by Dr. Dre.

  3. 3
    The Makeup Maven says:

    I was good on Dre’ AFTER The Next Episode! :coffee:

  4. 4
    kingstonn says:

    and these headphones have been out how long? why is dude reviewing em now? :shrug:

  5. 5
    LaTechGrad02 says:

    Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn’t care about the sound quality of the headphones, as long as the big booty chick sitting one seat over sees him wearing the trendy headsets.
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    :dead:

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    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn’t care about the sound quality of the headphones, as long as the big booty chick sitting one seat over sees him wearing the trendy headsets.

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    hahahahahahahahahaha big booty chick LMAO! Fck outta here with your stereotype bullisht!! Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her :rofl:

  7. 7
    Mamacita says:

    :rofl:

    I NEVER got the hype around the headphones anyway. My boyfriend bought 2 pair. He does travel a lot but still smh. Ain’t no DAYUM way I’m paying $300 for some headphones. :nono:

  8. 8
    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    I’ll stick with that Family Dollar special, I got dem bishes for $10 on clearance. Who mad….:coffee:

  9. 9
    prynsexxx says:

    …and this is post worthy WHY? :shrug:

  10. 10
    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    :coffee:

  11. 11
    EB says:

    I wanted to buy my hubby a pair of these for x-mas

  12. 12
    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    The Makeup Maven says:

    I was good on Dre’ AFTER The Next Episode!
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    :cosign:

  13. 13
    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    Drag_Anne_fly says
    Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her
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    :dead: and :rofl:

  14. 14
    candibfly says:

    not all of them are $300. but i guess those are the ones he reviewed?

    but how is than endorsing ugly backpacks or purses or shoes just because they are name brand? :shrugs:

  15. 15
    Mamacita says:

    “Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her”

    Oh wow :lol:

  16. 16
    candibfly says:

    he has a pair of the $179 ones and he likes them, which is really the only thing that matters i suppose

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    The Makeup Maven says:

    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn’t care about the sound quality of the headphones, as long as the big booty chick sitting one seat over sees him wearing the trendy headsets.

    —————————————————-
    hahahahahahahahahaha big booty chick LMAO! Fck outta here with your stereotype bullisht!! Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her
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    Oh dayum! :ghost: :rofl:

  18. 18
    kingstonn says:

    @ eb
    buy em. they’re a really good pair of headphones.

  19. 19
    candibfly says:

    but how is than endorsing ugly backpacks or purses or shoes just because they are name brand?
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    how is it different*

  20. 20
    boistop says:

    Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn’t care about the sound quality of the headphones,If you’re a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones
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    You can afford $300 headphones and ride the bus :thinking:

  21. 21
    FeFe says:

    Drag_Anne_fly says
    Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her
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    Ohhhh chit! *record scratch*

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    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    I’ll stick with that Family Dollar special, I got dem bishes for $10 on clearance. Who mad….:coffee:
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    :cosign:
    $300 for some headphones….some people just love to waste money….

  23. 23
    I Go There says:

    If you’re a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones just because you will buy anything a celebrity endorses.

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    Oh no the hell I wont…

  24. 24
    candibfly says:

    i’ve actually seen a lot of races wearing these headphones, but i guess its easier to focus on and talk about black males :shrugs:

  25. 25

    You can afford $300 headphones and ride the bus :thinking:
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    I mean if you live in a big city riding public transportation is the thing to do…but I catch your drift! :yes:

  26. 26
    alabasterboi says:

    The headphones are the shyt!! But i am a 99% and i cant afford them, just be running through the $15 ones like it aint nothing!!! :rofl:

  27. 27

    candibfly says:

    i’ve actually seen a lot of races wearing these headphones, but i guess its easier to focus on and talk about black males :shrugs:
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    Of course…. :yes: The black man is the easier target!!

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    pointhimout says:

    side-eye. I wish I would. I didn’t buy them. I’m actually less likely to use a product simply BECAUSE it’s celebrity endorsed. They’re getting it free of charge, and the price is marked up 1000% all cuz of the celebrity. not on my watch playa. but u know, that’s what hollywood is built around.

    if a chef, personal trainer, stylist, etc gets one celebrity client, they’re quick to toss “celebrity” in front of their trade all cuz they know fools will flock to them – not cuz of their service, but because of the ‘celebrity.’

  29. 29
    Cinderella says:

    So this was post worthy? :coffee:

  30. 30

    Dr Dre’s neck tells how old he really is….them steroids cant hide that chit… :nono:

  31. 31
    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    candibfly says:

    i’ve actually seen a lot of races wearing these headphones, but i guess its easier to focus on and talk about black males
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    I’m sayin tho!!

  32. 32
    Long Time Lurker says:

    The headphones are the shyt!! But i am a 99% and i cant afford them, just be running through the $15 ones like it aint nothing!!! :rofl:
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    :cosign: Skull Candy get’s the job done just fine. :yes:

  33. 33
    The Makeup Maven says:

    I guess it’s just as equally stupid to purchase those Louis Stewart Bags for 50/11 million dollars then…. :rollseye:

  34. 34
    The Makeup Maven says:

    :rolleyes: – my bad!

  35. 35
    FeFe says:

    @chiby

    that nukkas face always looked worn and beat up to me…like he looks like he got attacked by a bag of open pocket knives when he was a teenager…

  36. 36
    candibfly says:

    we are >>>> here <<<< tatted

    most ppl have something that they'll 'waste' their money on. for some its shoes, others it purses, or jewlrey, or whatever else

  37. 37
    Zoe B. says:

    Looks like Dre is becoming a competitor, the other “high priced” lines don’t like it :nono: I call smear campaign :yes:

  38. 38

    The Makeup Maven says:

    I guess it’s just as equally stupid to purchase those Louis Stewart Bags for 50/11 million dollars then…. :rollseye:
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    Now that’s different!! :rofl:

    @FeFe :yes: he looks real hard in the face!!!

  39. 39
    Bigbadwolf says:

    I’m guilty of just buying my son some for Christmas. They were 179.99, but they came wit a $50 gift card. I bought them before I knew that you could download music to it like an Ipod or something. I dam near snapped. But i got a gift card :yahoo:

  40. 40

    most ppl have something that they’ll ‘waste’ their money on. for some its shoes, others it purses, or jewlrey, or whatever else
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    True…but $300 on some headphones just seems crazy to me…But if I could afford it, I would walk in Gucci and pick a purse every month. So to each its own…

  41. 41
    I Go There says:

    alabasterboi says:

    The headphones are the shyt!! But i am a 99% and i cant afford them, just be running through the $15 ones like it aint nothing!!!
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    The ones from JVC are nice and cost 20 bucks…. I think they guys that will get those headphones are the ones that have thier Ipod 24/7

  42. 42
    The Makeup Maven says:

    @ Candi – I know. It just cracks me up the chit ppl decide to nitpick on when they do dumb chit themselves! :rolleyes: AGAIN!

    @ Chibs – Oh, you alrett know it’s different! :lol:

  43. 43
    prynsexxx says:

    Chi says:

    @FeFe :yes: he looks real hard in the face!!!
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    Weathered, if you will. :coffee:

  44. 44
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Bigbadwolf says:

    I’m guilty of just buying my son some for Christmas. They were 179.99, but they came wit a $50 gift card. I bought them before I knew that you could download music to it like an Ipod or something. I dam near snapped. But i got a gift card
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    Baby, that’s YOUR money and you be dayum if ANYBODY tell you how to spend it! Hmmmmph =

    BTW – :kiss:

  45. 45
    Bigbadwolf says:

    Good morning Everybody! :waves: It’s Hump Day ;)

  46. 46
    Long Time Lurker says:

    Zoe B. says:

    Looks like Dre is becoming a competitor, the other “high priced” lines don’t like it I call smear campaign
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    Has anyone used the SOUL headphones that Luda put out? Are they any good? Cause they run like $150 to $300 too. :shrug:

  47. 47

    @Pryn
    Looks like he’s wearing that Steve Harvey lacefront too…you know the one 50 was wearing a while back! :rofl:

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  49. 49
    Zoe B. says:

    Looks like he’s wearing that Steve Harvey lacefront too…you know the one 50 was wearing a while back! :rofl:

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    Go over there :kona:

  50. 50
    Bigbadwolf says:

    @ Tatted oh Makeup Maven

    I know. He’s 14 and he’s been asking for them so I said what the hail. But I truly thougt they were like Ipods, or mp3’s or something not just headphones.

    BTW – Right back at you :kiss: :hug:

  51. 51
    lovezoe says:

    I want an IPad and I have an iPhone 4, MacBook, and Kindle. We all want one thing we really have no business getting

  52. 52
    The Makeup Maven says:

    @ BBW – You can call me Tatted. :lol:

    Girl, please. I spends my money on what THEE fug ever I want to. I clocked those 80 hours for that check…. :coffee:

  53. 53

    :yawn: It must be a really slow news day…cause none of these post are really interesting…

    Come on Sandra….I know its some Baby Bump news or something out there.

  54. 54
    AirForceGirl says:

    Damn…I didnt know them shyts were three hunit! My 12 year old put them on her christmas list…I guess thats one mo thing to cross off her list…these and that damn Mo-Ped she asked for. IDK who she thinks she is…HMPH!!!

  55. 55

    lovezoe says:

    I want an IPad and I have an iPhone 4, MacBook, and Kindle. We all want one thing we really have no business getting
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    But wait…doesnt the iPad and iPhone have a Kindle in it… :shrug:

    You must be a true techie? :yes:

  56. 56
    Bigbadwolf says:

    I have a dumb question, Is it okay to buy a 6 year old a bb gun for christmas?

    My sister and I have been arguing about it, I’m against it, she’s for it. My family is full of gun collectors, hunters, and chit and all of us have been exposed to guns at a young age. Were taken out to shoot and we learned the safety of guns early ( y Godfather is police) so it’s the norm in my family to have them.

  57. 57

    @AirForce
    I thank God for Ladybug’s grannies…they buy all the expensive chit so me and the mister dont have to…especially my mother n law. Mrs. Retired Principal/Consultant for High Schools…she loves buying chit and “wasting” money on chit I’d never buy for Ladybug… so I let her do it..

  58. 58
    Sandra Rose says:

    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    Some white chick wrote on Twitter last night that she wishes that she were a condom so black guys would stop using her
    ____________________

    :rofl: :lol:

  59. 59
    Sandra Rose says:

    Mamacita says:

    I NEVER got the hype around the headphones anyway.
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    I listened to those things in the Apple store when they first came out. I didn’t hear anything worth my $300. :nono:

  60. 60
    lovezoe says:

    @Chibs, yes I am! I love gadgets. I want an IPad and a iMac to complete the Apple dynasty. I am even on the hunt for the old colored Macs for the kids. No PC’s coming up in this house.

  61. 61
    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    Bigbadwolf says:

    I have a dumb question, Is it okay to buy a 6 year old a bb gun for christmas?

    My sister and I have been arguing about it, I’m against it, she’s for it. My family is full of gun collectors, hunters, and chit and all of us have been exposed to guns at a young age. Were taken out to shoot and we learned the safety of guns early ( y Godfather is police) so it’s the norm in my family to have them.

    ********************
    I’m against that chit too. My 15 year old son had one tucked in the back of his pants when he came from his dad’s last month and the way I acted a fool you would have thought it was a .357 loaded with bullets. All he could say was mom everybody plays with them I said not my son and not in my house. :shrug:

  62. 62
    Sandra Rose says:

    boistop says:

    You can afford $300 headphones and ride the bus :think:
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    You’d be surprised how many of these headphones you see on the bus. :lol:

  63. 63
    MrUnapologetic says:

    I’ve always maintained that they didn’t appear to be worth the money. I still feel that way… I would NEVER pay that much money for earphones.

  64. 64
    Doc Holiday says:

    I would never buy $300 headphones…unless I was a fulltime DJ or worked in sound engineering for a living

  65. 65
    mickey6272 says:

    I listened to the Beats by Dre in Best Buy, and I wasn’t impressed at all. I bought the Bose QC for $300, but they’re a business expense and worth it. When these go out, I’ll buy another pair for $300 because the Bose are that good. I use these for work and for listening to music.

  66. 66
    Carmez79 says:

    If you’re a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones just because you will buy anything a celebrity endorses.

    that is uncalled for. Way to generalize.

  67. 67
    eastpointvet says:

    thing about audiophiles their opinion only matters to those who are in the field. if it sounds good to you then who cares what they think. its like drinking moscato with anything other than desert if thats what you like thats what you like. personally i love my Beats i have the pro model that dre has on in the pic which are 499. hiphop music is bass heavy so that sound we want to hear is not the same balanced sound an audiophile would want to hear.

  68. 68
    Fly Miss says:

    I have them and LOVE EM!!!
    I got them when they first came out 3 years ago, I worked at an electronic store and got them for 70% off as a special employee promotion and too this day i think it was worth it! I seriously can’t listen to cheap headphones anymore because i notice the difference

    I also think its weird to be reviewing them after 3 years…….

  69. 69
    atltx says:

    Whoa, whoa and whoa. First…most folks don’t know what an audiophile is. Here’s a site to get you started…www.mcintoshlabs.com. Use the dealer locator and go in for a listen. They’ll ask your budget…tell em 10 thousand. Make sure to take music that you know well so you’re prepared when they ask for it. Ask to hear some of their material first…no hip hop/r&b…ask for something like coltrane or miles davis or real rock and roll…they will have it. Don’t be alarmed when asked to sit in the sweet spot for listening…just do it dammit. After you finish skeeting all over yourself (ladies specifically)…play your own music. If it’s popular hip hop or r&b…you will probably ask that it be turned down/off immediately…it will sound that horrible. I dare you to take ella or donny hathaway or some well produced hip hop…it’s like drinking hunch punch. Ask to hear the best set up in the spot…probably will top 100 thousand…you’ll never look at music the same. And you don’t have to spend that much to get the same sound…just gotta be willing to research/learn and do it yourself. That goes from finding the right speaker company to making them in your house/garage/whatever.

    Now ask to listen to good headphones…the sound should be similar to what you heard coming from those big azz speakers. Good ones are not cheap…4/5 hundred dollars is cheap. Go to walmart and save your money ballers.

    Having beat by dre headphones is like driving a 7 year old baby lexus. It ain’t nothing but a toyota corrolla with new maaco paint. You could have bought a 4 year old chevy in better shape for less…

    Bose for home sucks monkey azz…don’t buy that shat. Try Anthony Gallo Satellite speakers…they look good too.

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    mjt4164 says:

    Sandra Rose you can be so negative and the stereotypes of young black men is uncalled for, my son is a young black man who is really into music so I offered to buy him a pair of Beats by Dr Dre I thought they were top of the line because Dre is a music producer but my son said he didn’t want them because they were not worth the cost and this was a couple of months after they first came out.

  71. 71
    RachelRachel says:

    Yeah, someone is great for pushing $500 back packs and $500 shoes at YOU, but will knock a brother down for selling their own brand of headphones. Such a Hater you are. I swear that person is a european male anyway.

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