The Truth About Beats by Dre!

Everything you need to know about Beats by Dre.

Beats Pro vs Audio Technica ATH-M50: ar-too.com/my/fydyw/yabChIicy4makts.html

Beats Audio - Explained: ar-too.com/my/fydyw/p5bFopCj0qx8ysc.html

Audio Technica ATH-M50x Review: ar-too.com/my/fydyw/3WenrXaM2qp8lNM.html

Audio Technica ATH-M50x: amzn.to/1pfMz7Y
Beats Studio 2.0: amzn.to/1nbLheH

Video Gear I use: amzn.com/lm/R3B571T7PT4PWM

Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over

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  • I just got a 4K monitor, fucking love watching your videos even more now!

    CasparCaspar7 سنوات قبل
    • 嗨 Caspar

      老云老云9 أشهر قبل
    • Weird flex, but ok

      Mad ladMad ladسنوات قبل
    • Caspar gfy

      A PA P4 سنوات قبل
    • Watching it on my 4k galaxy s8 and still awesome

      supermnasupermna4 سنوات قبل
    • @Schnarf Schnarf LOL its a MAC

      freakyflowfreakyflow6 سنوات قبل
  • “I buy Beats by Dre for the box, not the beats”

    RevRev2 سنوات قبل
    • A bought a pair 3 years ago and when I moved to a new place I kept the box😂

      Andrew SiuAndrew Siu15 أيام قبل
    • So do you also go for a boxy sound?

      Alexander MyrthueAlexander Myrthue6 أشهر قبل
    • To be honest at this point, same

      DylanDylan10 أشهر قبل
    • @TadaLomper *you're

      Greg GregsonGreg Gregsonسنوات قبل
    • Than your fool

      TadaLomperTadaLomperسنوات قبل
  • Id tell my boyfriend this but the truth is too harsh

    livjunkielivjunkie3 سنوات قبل
    • @Eli lol the pair doesn’t last one month and you run out to buy another? You know what they say about a fool and their money...

      H SeH Se3 أشهر قبل
    • @Eli Sorry you are having such a bad time with them. Consider Bang & Olufsen. They are expensive yet the sound is bang on.

      MzBeasley55MzBeasley555 أشهر قبل
    • they're honestly not that bad right now. even the pricing has got more competitive.

      Avishek GhatakAvishek Ghatak6 أشهر قبل
    • @Eli just give up on beats man they aren't worth it

      Danial HarizDanial Hariz11 أشهر قبل
    • I don't know what the fuck beats makes their shit from but I've gone through about 4 beats by dre in the last 5 months, the most recent pair didn't even fucking last an entire month before the fucking sound would start to go faint if I don't sit in a fixed position which is uncomfortable as fuck. I've only ever wrapped it around the device twice and other than that when I am done using it I put it right back into the protective case yet it fucking breaks regardless even though I treat it better than a new born baby. I'm fucking done with their shit products that fucking break and cost a fortune. I personally want to beat the shit out of Dr. Dre.

      EliEli11 أشهر قبل
  • Yes, AR-too algorithm... this Video is relevant to me in April 2019. Thanks.

    LegendaryToasterLegendaryToaster2 سنوات قبل
    • Greetings from the future , its june 2021

      TageTage7 أشهر قبل
    • Still is

      metrometro11 أشهر قبل
    • It’s just recommended to me on the 20th of January 2021

      Fusion 360Fusion 360سنوات قبل
    • 2021 gang

      BlankManTMBlankManTMسنوات قبل
    • About to be 2021

      Alex’s Animals YTAlex’s Animals YTسنوات قبل
  • Wanted - beats by Dre. Got- beatings by dad.

    amoghusamoghus2 سنوات قبل
    • 😂 sick

      Pro GPro Gسنوات قبل
    • That’s sad

      EchoWasTakenEchoWasTakenسنوات قبل
    • @Kennedy Marie No wonder why you don't have a dad, because you use tiktok.

      Grammar OfficerGrammar Officerسنوات قبل
    • Ok 👍

      uncut orangeuncut orangeسنوات قبل
    • Not Noice

      煉獄杏寿郎煉獄杏寿郎سنوات قبل
  • Me: "Hey dad what do you think of Beats by Dre?" My dad: *pulling off Sennheiser HD800s* "Well son..."

    Ne JayNe Jay2 سنوات قبل
    • Those headphones are like $1,500.

      DefeatedDirectorDefeatedDirector9 أشهر قبل
    • "taotronics somehow sounds better"

      supercellex3dsupercellex3d10 أشهر قبل
    • Max H the thing is that beats should cost around $200

      JOLLY -JOLLY -سنوات قبل
    • *laughs in akg k712*

      GudetamaGudetamaسنوات قبل
    • @uncut orange ok

      ReyReyسنوات قبل
  • Great vid mate! I use AKG K240's for studio monitoring when mixing, they are comfy, and have great sound. Picked them up for $60.00 USD. I've owned Beats before as well and ended up disappointed with them after spending $300.00 USD on them. The $60.00 AKG's are better for what I need. Overall, you did a great job with this vid. You hit the nail on the head with your bottom line statement. Thumbs up!

    Joel ContrerasJoel Contreras2 سنوات قبل
  • I purchased Beats like three years ago, I tested the sound quality in the store, the most expensive ones sounded terrible, but the cheaper one in that store sounded amazing, the solo beats. I purchased them and two years later out of too much abuse of the product the cable got cut, which was amazing considering I'm someone who used to purchase headphones every few months because of the cable. I was planning on purchasing the cable but I accidentally broke them in half because I stepped in them so I ended purchasing other brand. Beats keep being the best in quality sound I've tried in all the stores I go to.

    bearing wolvesbearing wolves3 سنوات قبل
  • This is the first mkbhd video I ever saw, the day it came out. Linked by a tech news article I think. Amazing how good it still is, and amazing how much Marques and the channel have grown. Deserved! ❤️ Watched every single video since btw

    mopsnufmopsnuf2 سنوات قبل
  • It is not about the sound, it is about "hey look at me i bought beats headphones"

    M RM R3 سنوات قبل
    • It really isn’t though, the base and loudness is far superior to other headphones. They make your face vibrate.

      TOASTIETOASTIE5 أشهر قبل
    • @Denil No it's because beats are highly over rated simply because of who made them. Don't get me wrong. The current models are decent, servicable headfones but the mainstream consumer makes them out to be the holy grail of audio tech when in reality there are headfones that are older that have better specs, are more comfortable and are cheaper. I don't so much hate beats as I hate mindless beats fans who scream superiority and have apparently never heard of Sennheiser.

      Dylan Feetz MuirDylan Feetz Muirسنوات قبل
    • Mandmeneer420 Oh now I get it, there are a bunch of Android kids in this comment section hating on beats because Apple owned it

      DenilDenilسنوات قبل
    • I care more about how long they'll last. So far they aren't worth it .___.

      vipvipسنوات قبل
    • @Eric B 'Studio Beats' is an oxymoron and they should re-think that name. Anyone that buys beats to use in the studio needs to remove themselves from the gene for the greater good of mankind.

      Dylan Feetz MuirDylan Feetz Muirسنوات قبل
  • People are blinded by what's trending rather than pursuing actual specifications

    QuagmireQuagmire3 سنوات قبل
    • @ulaş kılıç Yah; people are idiots... but don't forget that you are a person as well. In the end, there are so many products and items out there.... and in the same way we might not understand other people's hobbies and interests, other people would have difficulty understanding ours...

      TheDeathmailTheDeathmail4 أشهر قبل
    • To be honest, you need to understand the specification to know what's better.... The problem is when YOU are a part of the group that care about the specifications...

      TheDeathmailTheDeathmail4 أشهر قبل
    • I just want to listen to music on a good looking pair of headphones, and I have enough money to buy beats, whats the problem with that?

      DenilDenilسنوات قبل
    • Same thing goes for iPhones

      Electric ProElectric Proسنوات قبل
    • As long as you can make your customers think your product is good, they will buy it

      HiHiسنوات قبل
  • OMG! This video is 5 whole years old and I still enjoyed every microsecond of it. ♥️ Just love what you choose to explain in your videos.

    UthPakhiUthPakhiسنوات قبل
  • Thank you for a very intelligent post. You covered sales and administration costs, but guarantees are also a factor. The amount of money spent on quality and.or repair issues also raises the cost & price. I do not know the Beats track record, but warranty costs could also be a factor in raising the price.

    Crabby HayesCrabby Hayesسنوات قبل
  • What I did to avoid spending a lot of money on my Beats, is wait a couple years for their price to fall. I bought Studio 2.0, and back in 2013 I remember they were close to 400 dollars. Now in 2018, I was able to buy a new, unopened pair of Beats, for about 170 dollars. That way that gap falls, giving you more value for what you spend.

    Khan _YTKhan _YT3 سنوات قبل
  • I love the solo threes, I know it's been six years but they've improved a lot

    Gavin couillardGavin couillardسنوات قبل
  • For me, I got them because they filled a need. I have the powerbeats 3 wireless ones. I got them on sale for $90 over BOSE ones at $100 What I have found is although BOSE may be "better", the beats give me what I needed. Decent bluetooth earbuds and a fantastic battery life (they say 12 hours, but I only have used them for 8.5 hours at once and never pushed further yet), and the grips on the side really help since I have issues with some earbuds and that Not perfect but for the need I had, they were the perfect fit.

    Theo StadickTheo Stadickسنوات قبل
  • I've had my beats for 2 years and still use them til this day almost everyday. Honestly I looked at the other brand and I don't like the style, I prefer beats simply because its more sleek and looks better, never had any issues with sound quality either so I can't complain. I do however need to swap out my ear pads which I am excited to do because I will be able to change the style just a little bit.

    Gaming With RageGaming With Rage3 سنوات قبل
  • I got a steelseries arctis 5 on black friday last year and I'm really happy with it. Great sound quality, solid build, good microphone, good controls. I'm not a fan of RGB LEDs but whatever.

    Dan LorettDan Lorett2 سنوات قبل
  • I've known beats dont have the best sound quality but me parents bought me a pair of solo 2s for Christmas and I have to say they are the best headphones I've ever wore. I even use them for monitoring in production software because the solos actually have a pretty balenced range and the Eqing isnt terrible. Unlike other beats they dont overdrive the bass.

    Trent PelletierTrent Pelletierسنوات قبل
  • Thank you for promoting audio technica, it's something they really need.

    kanishk sharmakanishk sharma2 سنوات قبل
  • Awesome video. Helped convince myself that I am in the right track in buying a headphone. Thank you, sir!

    Jann GalinoJann Galino2 سنوات قبل
  • Okay. Now I understand why he is so great. The capacity to see others perspectives and think critically. Even when he was young. Such a great character trait in any job.

    Ezra JohnsonEzra Johnsonسنوات قبل
  • Everything he said was entirely true. If I had to name a brand of headphones Beats comes to mind immediately. They're everywhere.

    Lucas TheFozLucas TheFoz5 سنوات قبل
    • Or sol republic

      Roger GallegosRoger Gallegos4 سنوات قبل
    • Or Audio-Technica

      Richy ArévaloRichy Arévalo4 سنوات قبل
    • Or Sennheiser (first that came to mind).

      WallemWallem4 سنوات قبل
    • or JBL

      M. MolliM. Molli5 سنوات قبل
    • or bose

      Niko YochumNiko Yochum5 سنوات قبل
  • I've bought two pairs of beats earbuds, both of them broke really easily, the first one I bought lasted a couple of months and the earbud piece broke off, the second pair worked FOR LESS THAN A DAY nothing broke, I tested them out as soon as I bought them, but I didn't use them for a while, it was fully charged, but when I tried to turn it on, the light never turned on and was dead, not by charge, but DEAD

    YepitsmeYepitsme2 سنوات قبل
    • @Yepitsme RIP...

      TheWipalTheWipal2 سنوات قبل
    • @TheWipal nah, my dad bought the first pair as a gift and I didn't wanna go through the trouble of returning it to the store. The second pair was bought secondhand and didn't have a warranty.

      YepitsmeYepitsme2 سنوات قبل
    • isnt there a warranty

      TheWipalTheWipal2 سنوات قبل
  • From personal experience I definitely think the asking price for beats is a bit much but when it comes to second hand prices there are super good deals. My girlfriend got me beats solo 3 for 70 bucks and they have been amazing

    GoldribsGoldribs2 سنوات قبل
  • I’ve had 4 beats in my headphone life. The solo 2 wired, right side went out in a few months. Studio wired, worked about a month, battery wont hold a charge anymore. The Powerbeats wireless 2 & 3 both work and hold up pretty well but they sound meh.

    أشلي بوبيأشلي بوبي3 سنوات قبل
  • Great video! Presented brill, and very informative!

    Paul HobdayPaul Hobday2 سنوات قبل
  • I actually thought skull candy has really stepped up their game and is better than Beats by far

    Pine Cone Eagle ManPine Cone Eagle Man3 سنوات قبل
    • Not anymore, the new beats fit pro destroy anything skull candy has put out in the last decade

      ZainZain2 أشهر قبل
    • @Bold and brash they're both built like crap.

      Avishek GhatakAvishek Ghatak6 أشهر قبل
    • I had the Hesh 2 Wireless for a lot of time and i thought changing my headphones to the Solo 3, and thank god i didn’t bought the Beats, at the end I bought the Skullcandy Hesh 3

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    • I used skull candy for a week and they broke only used 3 times on that week Sony is on top

      shayochushayochuسنوات قبل
    • Pravdax M I hate to break it to ya bud, but... they are

      Pine Cone Eagle ManPine Cone Eagle Manسنوات قبل
  • I had a College Professor who worked on designing headphones for Beats. He was part of the industrial team and said that the cost of the materials and the manpower to produce a pair of Beats was just $8.00, so they are mostly a fashion statement. Most electronics have absurd margins. Now $8.00 doesn't take into account R&D, but it goes to show how much true margin is in a product and also I worked at Best Buy and we as employees got Beats for $100 instead of $200 on most models. The price we paid was 5% above what Best Buy paid Beats for a pair of headphones, so there wasn't much margin Beats was making. They didn't make the full amount they actually made $92 on every $200 pair of Beats sold, but now Apple owns Beats and they have a tighter relationship with Best Buy, so they are not giving Best Buy much margin on Beats anymore, but before Beats were giving Retailers a huge slice of the Revenue pie until Apple basically came in and said we're taking all the margin back we used to give you, and now Best Buy makes about $5 on every Beats Headphones they sell.

    CZ TechCZ Tech2 سنوات قبل
  • I first heard some Beats at one of those Walmart demo stations. I currently had some $10 Big Lots headphones, and the Beats bass sounded amazing!!! It was like the first time I went to a strip club...those bass hits hit me in my soul, and I couldn't get the sound out of my head for days. However, none of the music I commonly listen to (Pink Floyd, MoTown, Tool, Manson, etc.) is really bass heavy music. Plus $300+ is a huge jump in price from my $10 "Big Lot Beats." Did some research, talked to some audiophiles and they turned me on to the Audio Technica's. They told me that the AT's have a lot less distortion and you get a more true sound from them than the Beats. So I got a $100 xmas gift card from work, and got some Audio Technica ATH-M40X which came with the FiiO E6 headphone Amplifier, and the sound is amazing. I don't know which is actually better, but for the price and quality I'm glad I got the AT's.

    Matthew WrightMatthew Wright2 سنوات قبل
  • Well funny enough, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x is one of the most popular headphones today. But the great thing is, it's because how it always has been, affordable, great build quality, and amazing sound. But they did it not by advertising too much, just the consistency of making good sets of headphones and the word of mouths. Brilliant.

    GRD PROJEKTGRD PROJEKT8 أشهر قبل
  • Wouldn't you say Apple is in the same category as Beats on this?

    TheAmmoniacalTheAmmoniacal7 سنوات قبل
    • yes

      tyrotyro4 سنوات قبل
    • @Stephen Kim Even bigger question, apple or banana?

      Moon Light FilmsMoon Light Films7 سنوات قبل
    • If you're assuming its Apple vs Samsung, then no because both phones are relatively the same price, same specs, both spend loads on ads, and both are popular in the world market.

      Stephen KimStephen Kim7 سنوات قبل
    • True though keep in mind that Beats by Dre is a division made by Apple

      VideoKiddio2002VideoKiddio20027 سنوات قبل
    • PC's are great for their own purposes and Macs are great for their own. Why do people feel the need to pick sides? If I'm going to play games i'm gunna bust out my razor if I'm on the go or turn on my custom built pc. If I'm working on a report for school, working on dev. software, or editing video I'm going to use my macbook. If I'm traveling I'm going to bring my macbook air just for its ease of use and reliability. If I'm traveling someplace where i wouldn't want to loose one my comp. i use for production ill bring my asus laptop or one of my iPads. If i was a student that didn't have to preform any real task on a machine id just get a low end laptop with a nice keyboard and a decent screen. I don't get why you would completely ignore one device because you like one device more. why not just use both, its not like the worlds gunna end.

      Moon Light FilmsMoon Light Films7 سنوات قبل
  • I have the OG Beats Wireless Solo HD. They are really great for the price I paid for it, which was $175. That was when it was brand new though. They are only like $115 now.

    X SaleenX Saleen2 سنوات قبل
  • Awesome video bruh, I love ur approach and how ur so knowledgeable about what ur reviewing. Very nice!! Stay up and be blessed.

    Just Do itJust Do it2 سنوات قبل
  • I actually really like the rugged, leathery look of the Marshall headphones much more than any other futuristic headphones’ .

    Santiago OliveiraSantiago Oliveira2 سنوات قبل
  • That's the reason I own audio technica headphones. I decided to never make the mistake of NOT RESEARCHING before buying a pair of headphones after I bought skullcandy just because my friends told me they're good.

    kanishk sharmakanishk sharma2 سنوات قبل
  • The only reason why I would ever buy a beats... Because they are on sale..... So that I can resell it to some dumb kid

    ForlornPreponderanceForlornPreponderance5 سنوات قبل
    • @Jason Smith why

      8 88 8سنوات قبل
    • The only reason why I will get beat If it's a present

      8 88 8سنوات قبل
    • Jason Smith I have to reply bragging rights everyone is saying they are trash.

      SmurfetteSmurfette3 سنوات قبل
    • BoostedLeague profit

      jokoweedjokoweed4 سنوات قبل
    • BoostedLeague oh so edgy man

      Santiago BirkenstockSantiago Birkenstock4 سنوات قبل
  • They are successful because of image, that's why they are a good fit for apple

    MrswissblueMrswissblue2 سنوات قبل
  • You and lew and flossy deserve each subscriber you’ve earned! If I can’t get the review I like I get two others but most times it’s a 2 o/o 3 so a big win for me

    Ken KennifKen Kennif2 سنوات قبل
  • Beats make my house music sound like I’m at the club or a rave anywhere. I love them for that very reason and they do the job very well! Also Dre is a self made entrepreneur and I support free enterprise 🙏🏾

    Lacita FlemingLacita Fleming2 سنوات قبل
    • Yeah, this is the real reason why people buy beats and the alternatives usually given don't have the quality bass that certain music genre's must have to sound their best. Nobody buys these for classical or acoustic music.

      BCBC2 سنوات قبل
  • I wanted a new pair of headphones and originally thought that beats were the best quality out there, but after doing a ton of research I quickly changed my mind 😂

    Anna MermaidAnna Mermaidسنوات قبل
  • I have the Solo3 and the one thing that stopped me from the Bose Quiet Comfort II are the looks of them. I kinda of forgot about the Sony ones but whatever.

    Charlie LevittCharlie Levitt3 سنوات قبل
  • Man have you grown your production! Love the content keep it up ;)

    Mr. Mx TechMr. Mx Tech3 سنوات قبل
  • They break very easily, I had to glue mine using superglue. I also had to change the ear cushions after 2 years. But the battery and electronics still works. They sound solid but I'm looking forward for Aiaiai headphones. Something you can repair very easily, pro and cheap. Beats is more fashion than sound and quality really.

    Axel SharkAxel Shark2 سنوات قبل
  • 4:23 *perceived :) Love this video, rewatched and shared/showed it to a bunch of people who think Beats by Dre is mucho grande. Also, what you call "margin" is actually net income, iirc. Profit margin has a different formula. Not sure though, but I get your point. Still love the takedown here.

    Enzo RochaEnzo Rocha2 سنوات قبل
  • They cost $18 to $20 to make. That includes packaging. Audio Technica has been around for years and makes a far better product. Same with AKG and Senheizer.

    Mike ClarkeMike Clarke5 سنوات قبل
    • Good for you

      Jay BJay B4 سنوات قبل
    • i feel like a good mix between a good pair of headphones and style is bose, but thats just my opinion and you could think bose sucks lol

      mcnuggetmcnugget4 سنوات قبل
    • +Gebakken Lucht Fans just the phones are 7 or 8. With packaging they are near 20.

      Mike ClarkeMike Clarke5 سنوات قبل
    • Sennheiser.

      Mike ClarkeMike Clarke5 سنوات قبل
  • They are genius in marketing, they have created a blue ocean(new demand) and completely dominate the audio industry!!!

    lai ntldvlai ntldv2 سنوات قبل
  • Am I the only one that loves Beats? Dude. I love them. They sound amazing. I lost my first studio ones and got the second solo ones, in love with both.

    why you sad idk nan mollawhy you sad idk nan molla2 سنوات قبل
  • Because of this well detailed reviews and comments about any new tech piece I subscribed to your channel almost 4 years ago.

    AHMED SALIHAHMED SALIH2 سنوات قبل
  • 2019 Beats there is an improvement, I used several headphones now mostly wired because it delivers the 100% good sound quality. The beats now was almost sound like V-moda series, crispier base but still too deep.

    Jerome MeimJerome Meim2 سنوات قبل
  • I bought a pair of fake beats in turkey, and compared them to the real deal. Honestly, there is a difference. The fake are wayyy better !

    Noah BlomquistNoah Blomquist6 سنوات قبل
    • @NorthernMonkey ok

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @Kaushal Karthikeyan that post was 4 years ago I have moved on from then, I sold the gold beats for a tasty profit back on eBay.

      NorthernMonkeyNorthernMonkeyسنوات قبل
    • @NorthernMonkey no,we are trying to say the sound quality of the beats are so pathetic that their clones are better. We are saying don't buy beats, because if you buy them you are wasting your money. So,we are asking people to spend their money on better sounding headphones. But if you want to waste your money, that is completely fine, it is your money. Just that you will feel ripped off

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • LMAO 😆😆😆😆😆😆

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @MC but i said the *fake headphone* not the *real headphone* 😉

      KuroganeKuroganeسنوات قبل
  • Audio technica, sennheiser, B&W, Sony, Beyerdynamic and Bose are your bets for good ANC or sound quality (for the price) Edit: forgot the AKG series

    CBHereCBHere2 سنوات قبل
    • Akg k845s are working like a charm

      K1R1NK1R1Nسنوات قبل
    • AKG and AT... Any day...

      Rudra N RoyRudra N Royسنوات قبل
    • worthless creature I upgraded to the dt 1990 pros.... it was worth it

      transporter255transporter2552 سنوات قبل
    • Audio Technica. Love it

      gilvugilvu2 سنوات قبل
  • For those that don’t know, “Beats By Dre” was one of the main causes of Dr.Dre & 50 Cent’s falling out.... Originally it was 50’s idea, Dre told him it was a bad idea then took the idea for himself.....that shit was cold as ice LOL

    Joe EJoe E2 سنوات قبل
  • What annoys me is that I tested lots of headphones under £300 about 3years ago including nose, obviously not a huge selection as what was only in store, and blind testing I thought beats sounded the best, which I was embarrassed to admit to my friends

    Eddy GEddy G2 سنوات قبل
  • This video shows how well you've done with AR-too. Stretched shirt. Dorm room. Now a studio and sports cars. 😃

    TheSkepticSkwerlTheSkepticSkwerl3 سنوات قبل
  • Marques, THIS is why you're the best reviewer on YT. You break it down, and actually talk about substance in your reviews! I started watching you cause I wanted to get an ASUS tablet like three years ago, and I still check you out for your in depth, entertaining, and informative reviews. Don't stop being awesome!

    FrankieFrankie7 سنوات قبل
    • *you're

      FrankieFrankie7 سنوات قبل
  • Great video in which you nailed it! So much money wasted because we live in a Madison Ave./Hollywood world. Sure glad I didn't see any of those you mentioned using my M50x's...I wouldn't have even considered them.

    Pilski 1955Pilski 19552 سنوات قبل
  • If you care more about image than audio quality when buying an audio device, you deserve to lose that money

    Ahmet Selim KaracaAhmet Selim Karaca2 سنوات قبل
    • I wss a victim of advertising, I spent 165 dollars 4 years ago thinking they were the best just bc of it's price (I was 17 years old and kinda stupid tbh) I should've investigated before buying

      navarrmhnavarrmhسنوات قبل
    • How about not looking ugly?

      Mohammed NihadMohammed Nihadسنوات قبل
    • @700club You could try to customize your headphones to look good. Either that or have someone else help you customize it. No hate, just a suggestion.

      MehMehسنوات قبل
    • 700club why are you even getting beats then? Get airpods, they are better and more versatile and a better fashion statements

      Mohit PanjwaniMohit Panjwaniسنوات قبل
    • I care mostly about how long they will last me and how comfortable they are more than quality.

      vipvipسنوات قبل
  • The sound of the headphones is subjective. I personally think they sound great. Whether I spend 30 dollars or 300 it all depends on how the consumer subjectively listen to the music they enjoy. Do I like the look of them? Sure, but I also like the battery life on them, bluetooth capability, and overall quality of the headphones. I didn't buy them because they were by Dre or that a commercial made me want them. I tried them out and they sounded awesome to me. I have never had a problem with a single pair I have owned either which makes me come back. This argument is much more nuanced than just simply saying subjectively that they don't sound as good as another headphone in the same price bracket. Ezpz.

    Aaron StitchAaron Stitch3 سنوات قبل
    • @Oranges nope they have a decent range in sound actually. Plus with my phone I can adjust the eq to make them sound better. Also, this video doesn't talk about all of the other 300 dollar headphones out there. They all cost roughly the same to make. We pay for the engineering.

      Aaron StitchAaron Stitch2 سنوات قبل
    • you like overpowering bass and muddy mids and highs?

      OrangesOranges2 سنوات قبل
  • There’s plenty of premium headphones out there with premium packaging and actual quality sound. If you’re in it for the unboxing or a sexy pair of headphones, go for the V Moda Crossfade II. There’s literally ceremonial red ribbon you cut to open the box. The Parrot Zik is a classy looking bluetooth headphone that also allows you to alter the sound of the headphones on the fly. If you’re looking for a wired pair, there’s plenty out there- I have some JBL Synchros s700 that are sexy. And before anyone who is on the Beats side of town tells me Bluetooth is a necessity, your beats already produce low quality sound. Bluetooth reduces that quality even more. Beats are a headphone meant for style (yet again there’s so many sexier headphones out there) not sound quality. There’s no denying that.

    HoppyTacoHoppyTaco2 سنوات قبل
  • Trust MKB to actually have a level headed view on a controversial subject. Great video.

    KaonKaon7 سنوات قبل
    • Yeah, I know. He's so good at it he puts others to shame.

      SmeeohSmeeoh7 سنوات قبل
    • @***** cool video man

      Vell BVell B7 سنوات قبل
    • @***** +1

      Deontez TylerDeontez Tyler7 سنوات قبل
  • Beats are amazing. Compared to apple’s trash wired ones.

    swissswiss2 سنوات قبل
    • Thank you that’s what I think too

      Doom250Doom2503 أشهر قبل
  • Super good and on point review in my opinion. Thanks

    Kelvin SanchezKelvin Sanchezسنوات قبل
  • I actually love beats to me they sound amazing and look amazing beats are the only headphones I’ve used nothing else and I still have my old beats lol and my new solo 3

    yusuf sesayyusuf sesayسنوات قبل
  • Watched this again after years when educating someone the truth about beats. Man mkbhd! You have come a looooong way! Crazy. Been watching since the hp review

    AbhisubAbhisub2 سنوات قبل
  • Lol he is possibly right. I received beats headphones as a gift and couldn't figure out what the fuss was about, but he is right the perception and packaging overshadowed the sound quality.

    mookymooky4 سنوات قبل
    • mooky Same lol

      Malkia BenzyMalkia Benzy3 سنوات قبل
    • mooky lol Beats did so well that you throw away the pair of cans and keep the packaging !

      tshaolin971tshaolin9713 سنوات قبل
    • True, just got my Solo3 headphones and the sound quality is not that great. My $20 Sony in ear headphones have a better sound. But hey, at least I didn't pay full price. One positive is that the Beats are comfortable as hell.

      Niamh _Niamh _3 سنوات قبل
  • I love beats personally I think overall beats are a good / decent headphone they not only look good but they sound decent not for the price no but there comfortable light weight and have noise cancellation and everything high tech I believe they’re worth it

    Carterswr1ldCarterswr1ld7 أيام قبل
  • I have the Audio Technica M40s and I dig them. I got them on Amazon for less than 100.

    Jeffery JonesJeffery Jones3 سنوات قبل
  • I remembered my dad given a Beats headphone by his coworker, then ask me to find someone who wanted to trade an Audio Technica Headphones for the Beats he had. He didn't even bother unboxing it. Dad what a Madlad

    【 KEZE 】【 KEZE 】7 أشهر قبل
  • I always hated Beats, but my fiance got 2 Solo HDs on sale for 30/ea. Within 3 months, both fell apart. The rubber under the headband fell off (the glue even fell off in one big string). Hinge broke on one side, the little logo decal sticker on the end of the cord unstuck and fell off. Plastic housing of the remote buttons/mic on the cord split apart... BOTH of them broke the same exact ways. I didn't go outside w/them. Didn't sleep w/them on. Never dropped or manhandled them. Didn't lean/lay on them They *literally* just _"popped"_ apart out of nowhere. The only thing I like these for is for ASMR. They sound much better for ASMR than any of my reg earbuds that I got that just came with my phone. This is all I've got. If any *actual* Audiophiles could recomend any great over-the-ear headphones, I'd greatly appreciate it and love you forever. ♡☆

    ミIɳƚҽɾɠαʅαƈƚιƈ Sραƈҽ Kιƚƚҽɳ ඏミIɳƚҽɾɠαʅαƈƚιƈ Sραƈҽ Kιƚƚҽɳ ඏ2 سنوات قبل
  • This is a well made video. This same principle applies to many " luxury brands". This could be called the truth about marketing. One Digital watch... 5$ A Rollex watch 35,000$ difference? Perceived value.

    MooseheadStudiosMooseheadStudios7 سنوات قبل
    • There's a difference there, I paid $8K for my Rolex hell almost 20 years ago and I can sell it for almost what I paid for it. Rolex is like wearable "cash." Though Rolex are made of actual solid gold and are labor intensive to build I get your point. Expensive cars that drop in price would be a better example.

      D JaquithD Jaquith7 سنوات قبل
    • @201ZEN I intend to purchase a seamaster when I get a proper salary. I've a friend working at a jewellers who could have got me like 45% off but would have still been about 10% of my annual atm on a placement wage haha, couldn't quite justify it

      DaleyDaley7 سنوات قبل
    • @Daley Yeah I know, it's a personal preference. I'm not a big fan of Rolex other than the submariner. My favourite watch is actually the speedmaster.

      NameName7 سنوات قبل
    • @Cagnazzo Ahaha I guess I'm just passionate about horology but I'll take that as a compliment!

      DCDC7 سنوات قبل
    • @DC Ok, now you sound like my brother.

      Legendary SaiyajinLegendary Saiyajin7 سنوات قبل
  • large part is placebo effect. also, most people cant tell the difference between good and bad headphones.

    vincent28vincent282 سنوات قبل
    • I went from a gaming headset to a Philips SHP9600 and I immediately noticed a large difference and improvement. I don't understand why people say "people can't tell the difference between good and bad headphones". The audiophile world exists for a reason.

      MattMattسنوات قبل
    • @Valentin La most people are completely idiots and fashion victims!

      bistakos1bistakos1سنوات قبل
    • @monograph part of it is just to make good or great headphones, but they don't have to be amazing.

      RedVioletRedVioletسنوات قبل
    • Most people can't here difference between mp3 and CD or hi-end Walkman and iphone, but difference between any headphones is easily noticeable.

      Valentin LaValentin Laسنوات قبل
  • Well said. The naysayers aren't quite schooled on the concept of marketing. Beats By Dre are obviously not gonna push out quality sounds like say Sennheiser cans, but when it comes to aesthetics, Beats got every brand beat by a mile. The makers of these cans offer a lesson on how to market and you can't begrudge for that. People will spend their money on how they see fit and we will always value things differently.

    magellanmaxmagellanmax2 سنوات قبل
  • I had two Beats once. Used them exclusively in bed with my iPad. First was a Solo. Broke at the band. Then it was the Studio. Broke at the band. Went to an IT store nearby. Beats on display there had breakages at the same spot. Never again.

    RADIN SYAHRADIN SYAHسنوات قبل
  • I used to work at a best buy. Beats actually cost around $14 to manufacture

    AssEater86AssEater863 سنوات قبل
  • Producers that use beats need to learn how to music really good

    Oliver Age 24Oliver Age 247 سنوات قبل
    • &I when my shure headphones broke and all I have are beat studios to produce 😅 got no money to grab some. New ones and it’s tough producing with them I tell ya 😅😅😅😅 haven’t used those beats in like 3 years LOL

      Jay-kunJay-kun3 سنوات قبل
    • most of them are only dumb people that want to show they are producer when they only suck

      Miss ControllerismMiss Controllerism3 سنوات قبل
    • Producers don't use beats. Famous artists just show up in spots and videos wearing them. If you want to produce using beats headphones you might as well stab yourself into the leg and run a marathon.

      &I&I3 سنوات قبل
    • OLIVERRR

      wanoman99wanoman993 سنوات قبل
    • @Dominic Pro well if it's good, who can blame them

      ZhuindenZhuinden7 سنوات قبل
  • Very wise analysis, I never really thought about beats from this angle

    Malumbo MukondeMalumbo Mukondeسنوات قبل
  • What y’all think about the Sony XM4? I looked it up and saw it was the best and bought it and so far it feels amazing and was worth it

    Ryan T2000Ryan T200011 أشهر قبل
  • Reminds me of my 9th grade class trip to London. Beats by Dre had just gotten their massive hype in Germany and every fuckhead and turd was wearing them... I only had a pair of Sennheiser in-ear headphones at the time and they likely sounded better then the beats (dunno which ones, not the studio but the smallest on-ear). So almost everyone had them or bought fakes at Camden Lock (ffs, why???) and they heard their stupíd pop rap with them on stupidly high volume levels... That was really a pain in the rear! Later on I bought Sennheiser over-ear headphones but last year they broke: The cable broke and I only have sound with one driver. So, there is one advantage beats have over those: Replaceable cable in case it breaks... ;( They suck anyways!

    MBNHipHopMusikMBNHipHopMusik3 سنوات قبل
  • Always watch reviews before agreeing with what the marketing wants you to think.

    Führer des BenutzersFührer des Benutzers2 سنوات قبل
  • I love how this was recommended to me when the crappy s5 I just upgraded was worth twice as much as the much nicer iPhone I have.

    Despacito SpiderDespacito Spider2 سنوات قبل
  • I did a lot of research. I decided to buy the highly rated Sony WH-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones. I wanted a good clear signal, no exaggerated bass.

    hawg427hawg4272 سنوات قبل
  • I think you may have missed the fact that beats aren't "bad" sounding, their just in accurate i actually do really like the hyped low end and the smoothing of the top i get from them. Their no where near as accurate as the ath-m line but i wouldn't wanna listen to music casually on those as much anyones, this video did inspire to get another pair of m50s though.

    Ayinde WilburgAyinde Wilburg3 سنوات قبل
  • Very informative! I'm curious what you think about your PC speakers and what Brand/Model they are?

    for5beersfor5beersسنوات قبل
  • But Beats have to have a decent enough amount of sound if they're planning on marketing like that. Tbh i think they are worth the price if you think about it most of the time its preference. People who wouldn't spend money on them are the ones who usually can't afford to spend that on headphones alone. I have shown these to many of my friends and they love them. They say they wouldn't spend £250 on headphones cos for them that's shopping for like 2 months. But if they had it to spare they'd buy it. I personally love my beats cos I'm a deep and smooth bass lover and they work for me.

    Jay Jay 106Jay Jay 1067 سنوات قبل
    • I have iTunes Purchases of 256kps AAC not MP3 And 320kps AAC not MP3 so all my files are high quality

      Jay Jay 106Jay Jay 1067 سنوات قبل
    • @Jay Jay Scorpz Some things are not about preference. My Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones sound better than any Beats on the market. Why? Well, you can literally hear everything with them. Every compression artefact, clip, kbps change- it can all be heard. True, you might not like how they sound, but that's because of low-quality audio files, not the headphones.

      MarchuxProductionsMarchuxProductions7 سنوات قبل
    • @Arterrius Livers its too late, you've caught the stupid

      TK ComfortableTK Comfortable7 سنوات قبل
    • @***** Your*

      Stocks with ArterriusStocks with Arterrius7 سنوات قبل
    • @Bob Lochen just noticed that. my phone auto-corrected to base. which is retarded that it needed to a manual add to the in phone dictionary...

      TK ComfortableTK Comfortable7 سنوات قبل
  • I recently asked a friend to lend me his Studio 3 to test it out on my LG G5 Quad. Turns out my CH700 sounds way superior than that hundreds of dollar trash. I didn't even bother to test the BT sound.

    jrdlcl romejrdlcl rome2 سنوات قبل
  • Saw this video when it came (did not have beats) after hearing about this and listening to music through my mates beats I didn’t really think they were any good Now skip to the start of 2018 I bought myself a pair of beats studio 3s and honestly they’re the bets things I’ve bought. They have really great sound quality, they are great quality and I think their sound quality has improved since the first second gen ones. Another thing is the battery lasts me pretty much a whole week ( Using them every day for about 5-8 hours) I don’t worry about the battery ever because of how slow it drains and ow quick it recharges. If you have the money and are looking for a decent headphone would strongly recommend beats studio 3s. Another thing is the song played at the start doesn’t sound like that in your beats even with my beats on.

    Alex GreenAlex Green3 سنوات قبل
  • Coming from another MKBHD video in 2021, I was expecting to see the resolution of the video drop, but holy sh*t, it's still at 4K. It's crazy how the production value of the average AR-toor in 2021 is that of 2014 Marques. Also, it's fun to see how heavily his Business degree influenced his videos.

    Mario J.Mario J.7 أشهر قبل
  • I bought some used studio beats (the old ones) yesterday. I never used any before in my life. There fkn awesome. Sound bad ass. I'm impressed good shit. If there's headphones better than beats they got to be some really fkn amazing shit and I'm just not up on game with headphones.

    JohnnboyJohnnboy2 سنوات قبل
  • Nailed it.

    Austin EvansAustin Evans7 سنوات قبل
    • I wonder how many people including you have ever even owned a pair. I see a lot of d riding this guys opinion. I own 3 pairs and they are all better than apple and the rest.

      TOASTIETOASTIE5 أشهر قبل
    • @Hunter Fagan wtf you an og

      Fakemrbeast :)Fakemrbeast :)6 أشهر قبل
    • Lol

      DamascusDamascus11 أشهر قبل
    • Six years.

      HasibulCSVALHasibulCSVALسنوات قبل
    • Where is your review for the Beats solo pro 🎧 plz 🙏

      Bryan ChavezBryan Chavezسنوات قبل
  • here’s the thing. i bought a pair of used wireless Solo 2.0 beats headphones. why? because i have extreme anxiety and earbuds are extremely uncomfortable. on top of that, they aren’t big and chunky. they’re lightweight for me and it helps me with my audio-sensory issues. i can’t stand huge headphones because they feel really uncomfortable for me, so i wear beats. the sound quality is actually incredible and has gotten me out of really bad anxiety situations. so yeah, some people buy beats for the name, some buy to brag, and some buy for a medical reason like PTSD or anxiety. some people say that people who buy beats like to brag about being rich. but a lot of people who have airpods will call people poor for not having airpods. someone said that i “tainted” their friend’s airpods because i nudged the case with my pencil. seriously, think before you speak. TL;DR: I got Beats headphones to help with anxiety, i’m not bragging, airpod users have a meme about bragging and some people take it too far.

    Lillian M.Lillian M.2 سنوات قبل
  • Anybody who truly understands the technicalities that make great headphones knows that Beats Studio 3 are absolute trash. You don't buy these headphones for a longterm investment of 2-to-5 years. Most headphones usually crap out after 3 years but Beats headphones almost feel like they are designed to break immediately after the 1-year limited warranty to get you to fork another $400 for their dollartree material headphones. As far as sound quality and bass, Beats headphones are the best in the business alongside Bose QC 35 II and Sony WH-1000-XM3. As far as noise-cancelling, Beats simply does NOT have any noise-cancelling mechanisms. Whereas Bose and Sony are the industry leaders in noise-cancelling because they are physically and electronically designed to eliminate outside noise, Beats has no electronic mechanics to suck up outside noise. Their only claim to noise-cancelling would be its physical design of a tightly pressed over ear configuration which is very disputable as noise-cancelling. They are not noise-cancelling and Beats should probably be sued for that misnomer. But, where Beats lacks the most is durability. They use the cheapest materials possible to design their headphones in order to increase profit margin. FOLDING THE EARPADS ON BEATS SHOULD NEVER BE DONE. Why? Because they aren't designed to be folded regularly even though they give that appearance. Eventually they will snap because the screws are very fragile and you will have to pay hefty to repair them especially if you're out of warranty. Another issue is the ear cushions leather tears up very quickly. Working out with Beats headphones is a really bad idea as sweat is very destructive to these headphones. If you're an avid user of Beats headphones (daily), you're headphones will not make it past 15 months. So, if you feel $350 is a good investment for 15 months max roughly equating to $25/month (nearly a dollar/day), then be my guest and buy these headphones. But, if you want lonegvity, quality sound, noise-cancelling and don't care about fashion statement, then buy Bose QC 35 II or Sony WH-1000XM3 (would not recommend Bose 700).

    xele fontexele fonte2 سنوات قبل
  • Back around 2012 when beats was the same quality as monster which were half the price. Everyone still bought beats and monster to this day is supremely underrated. I just bought my last pair of monsters on ebay today because unfortunately they dont make headphones anymore

    Amish GoalkeeperAmish Goalkeeper2 سنوات قبل
  • great research man. I bought Beats because I like the power for the small size. It doesn't feel/look like I'm wearing dinner plates on my head

    etownshawnetownshawn6 أشهر قبل
  • Great video and a very good point too. Advertising and marketing is a powerful thing. It makes us make decisions based on how we feel and not always on what we want. This video has just changed my decision on my next set of headphones.

    Graham ToddGraham Todd7 سنوات قبل
    • @soppoi123 Yeah and a reverse search on google shows no referenc t that image pre-2008 so it was taken after his beats were released. @kiewanface I used to use ATH cans but I found the cables kept working loose into the jack, Havent managed to get a repeat performance from my AKG's. What I really want is a pair of lcd3 headphones, but I think justifing that price tag may be a bit hard to the other half @hdtv00 Didnt know monster had pulled out, thought they were still involved in the apple sale.

      Sean CampbellSean Campbell7 سنوات قبل
    • @Sean Campbell Yea it was Monster that made these headphones then they pulled out before it hit bigtime. Funny

      hdtv00hdtv007 سنوات قبل
    • @Sean Campbell lol: www.sosoactive.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2731e146_DrDrewithM50s.jpeg

      soppoi123soppoi1237 سنوات قبل
    • Just ordered mine, @kiewanface :)

      Graham ToddGraham Todd7 سنوات قبل
    • I just got my M50s last week and they are wonderful. No complaints at all, especially for the price point. Good luck

      kiewanfacekiewanface7 سنوات قبل
  • In 2012 I bought Beats Mixr and its still the best Headphones for listening to music but only bass line. Base in those headphones so awesome that after you just can't use other headphones that it about.

    Sarif KaneSarif Kaneسنوات قبل
  • Very informative. Thanks 😊 for making this video.

    James PrinceJames Prince2 سنوات قبل
  • In my opinion, Beats headphones are getting better later these days. I admit that beats were found overpriced and sounded terrible years ago, but not anymore. I've just recently gone to the Apple Store to try some of Beats headphones and they actually sound good. I ended up buying the BeatsX for myself as it is really comfortable to my ears and the sound is pretty decent for casual use (at least it doesn't sound like entry-level buds at all though the price range is on entry-level wireless buds like JBL T110BT which sounds just a little better than the wired Apple EarPods come with iPhone). At $80 price point, I must say that this is the most worth wireless earphone to buy on the market right now.

    Evian PutraEvian Putra2 سنوات قبل
  • Goes to show Dr Dre’s marketing skills, i find it pretty amazing

    Lesy LesyLesy Lesy2 سنوات قبل
  • Why would you buy headphones for any other reason than good sound first? Why would you sacrifice sound quality for "A good unboxing experience"?? I don't get it

    kallousedkalloused5 سنوات قبل
    • @RX7 gang weed but those$5 phonne would have considerably worse performance.Sound quality of a head phone is like the performance of a phone. Imagine someone sold a completely crappy phone with bad performance and battery life,and cost $1000 because of the unboxing experience and some famous actor endorsed it. That is exactly Beats by Dre

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @Brandon Key I'd put comfort, convenience and durability,over sound for the average person. However if you are spending$350 on a headphone,sound quality is very important

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @Cocobarbarian ya, exactly,that is stupid. For example,I always research before buying a product.

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @Paul Olsen ya comfort and durability are very important. But some people just buy products as a status symbol or to flex on others. I don't get that. Never buy a brand, buy the product

      Kaushal KarthikeyanKaushal Karthikeyanسنوات قبل
    • @Rensence 😁

      WhyteLis21WhyteLis212 سنوات قبل