Are these better than my Beats?
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xholmes
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Aug 1, 2020
110%...Beats are owned by apple, everything apple is hot garbage, don't buy apple
musical_marc
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Oct 28, 2020
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course and these are mine. Beats made crap headphones long before Apple bought them. If anything, Apple made them slightly better. As far as everything they make being “hot garbage”, I’ve been using apple products for the better part of 4 decades and aside from the iPad 3, have been happy with their products. Hell, I used my first iMac for more than 10 years and it ran fine until the last 2 or 3.
cmauler68
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Jul 13, 2020
I don't think this is a one to one though. Beats are closed back headphones and these are open backs, two completely different styles of headphones with different overall sound. That being said since going to open back for gaming I am looking forward to my future purchase of these once I have a dac/amp setup to transition to listening to music with these instead of my Beats Studio 3. Open back gaming has made me see the light and really understand true sound stages and clarity in audio something in all of the years I have had Beats I have never been able to experience.
Shin_Dig
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May 9, 2020
First off, I will NOT consider myself to be an audiophile as I am yet a beginner, an apprentice. For much of my life I was in the dark, unable to see the light. So, the Beats style headphones was all I knew, and I cared not as DAT BASS was all I ever wanted, all I knew and unfortunately...all I ever cared to know. I was the Trump supporter of headphones, unable to unveil the shroud of lies fed to me through society, as I scuffed at the mere idea of open back headphones because I viewed them as overpriced, weak sounding, and just odd looking. We all experienced the recent events that transpired, this invisible enemy that ravaged this country as we were forced to bunker down at home. And it was during this time where it finally dawned on me, as I failed to quantify the importance of how a set of headphones "looked" when the only judge was a mirror that I seldom looked into. So, as I wanted to buy a new pair or headphones, I finally decided to give the Philips SHP9500's a try. Shuffled through many reviews stating that they were a stellar option for the "foot in the door" in the world of open back headphones. And oooh lord...The self guilt that punched me in the gut as I finally understood why people loved open backs. No longer were the varying frequencies gawking over one another to give me what I want to hear, they were delivered in formation as a proper unit should. Now I caught a glimpse of the light and I wished to see more. So after much consideration, I bought...well more like splurged on a pair of the Sennheiser HD58x's and the Hifiman 4xx's, along with a Schiit stack Dac/Amp combo. And HOLY SCHIIT!! Now I have stepped out of the darkness that was the cave of ignorance. I was greeted by a symphony of angels in audio heaven, each note supporting one another in perfect harmony to create this hair-raising experience as you become immediately entranced in the vocals that deliciously breathe into your hear. The bass, the SUB BASS that I haven't known to exist until this moment, only to confirm my stupidity of neglecting myself this very experience! The clarity of it all, the realization that the bass I was showering my ears with was just disgusting mud. The highs that I used to suppress, as previously they used to attack with a screeching vengeance, causing my ears to hide in fear. Now they shimmer along so peacefully, as you catch glimpses of the their brilliance as they pass on by. The tranquility of the natural tones, like a steady stream that weaves between the rocks, to the thunderous crash of a waterfall, yes these headphones sound like how nature intended it to be. And sadly, just like nature, it is exploited to make us believe that it provides us with no purpose, as we are told time and time again that "convenience" is what we must desire. I now realize that mainstream headphones are only compensating with the boisterous bass response to hide their lack of clarity an quality, as they force us to believe they are superior because of convenience. But I ask you, are cords really that "inconvenient"? Before we even draw our first breath, are we not the very definition of the miracle of life? Connected to our mothers by a "cord" I might add. Embrace the cord, shun the mainstream world we live in as I did. My ears are open for the first time, and I will never again judge a headphone through a popularity contest. Open your heart, your ears, your headphones, and you will find a truly magnificent experience, and you will never look back in regret.
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doegimedasht
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Sep 5, 2020
BS, Truth is, If you don't vote for Biden, "You ain't Beats enough!
vumanchu
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Dec 25, 2020
I love this! You review is a humorous yet spiritual piece on auditory liberation. I'll look forward to stepping into the light of the HD58X myself soon. Cheers.
hereaux12
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May 7, 2020
Just about anything is better than Beats
RatsForSale
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May 5, 2020
beats suck.
Bandito
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Oct 4, 2019
I mean, sound quality wise, as stated by others, hella no. But it's way more portable tho since it's closed-back.
Erock541
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Feb 24, 2020
Finley_T
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Oct 3, 2019
Beats are more of a fashion statement rather than high quality audio but in my opinion the HD58X looks really nice and they sound even better, WAY better than beats in my opinion. So either way I would recommend the HD58X over beats.
DrMikeNguyen
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Oct 3, 2019
These are way better than the beats.
SpaceCadet24
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Oct 3, 2019
Better is subjective but since I hate Beats, I'll say yes. It depends on what you like. Only YOU can decide if they're better or not.
RatsForSale
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May 5, 2020
its hard to say beats are better in any situation. theres not really any way to prefer those to anything in the HD lineup.
avaneeded
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Oct 3, 2019
it always comes down to what you like, beats are more of a branding thing, if you are more into wearing a brand than the quality of what you are hearing then beats are fine, if you also like closed back headphones with big bass (regardless of the quality and amount of it), an open set like this will not be for you because open headphones don't do big bass
Soham1255
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Oct 3, 2019
That is a definitive yes. I think the only place that the beats can beat the sennheiser hd58x to is who is going to be quicker in going inside the trash can and I believe that beats will win that round hands down, no competition xD. But on a serious note, there is no way any beats model could surpass the sound quality that this can produce
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