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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jonwlewis, Oct 26, 2010.


Would you spend $150.00 for headphones for your EVO?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
  2. No

    68 vote(s)
  3. Maybe

    14 vote(s)
  1. jonwlewis

    jonwlewis Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So, I have this old Jabra BT3030 Dogtag Bluetooth that I still use daily. I love is so much that I even bought a backup so I can always have one. I got rid of the stock headphones that came with it. Just recently, I went out and spent the $149.99 on a set of Beats by Dr. Dre. Oh my gosh!!!! These are the best headphones that I have used. I use them with MixZing player with the EQ and they sound AMAZING. There is not too much bass. Just perfect sound quaility. I am just curious. Would anyone else ever do that for sound quality and music and movies on their EVO, or am I just the only one?

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  2. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    I have been thinking about buying those same headphones for a while now. I just might have to save a little and get some now. I am currently using some extra bass headphones from Sony. They sound good as well.
  3. I voted maybe because I would certainly spend that money on headphones (I have with Shure and Sennheiser before), but not necessarily for the Evo. The audio output on the Evo isn't that great (quality, not volume), in my opinion, and at a certain point, good headphones start to expose it.

    Don't take offense to this, but my $150 would never go to anything made by Monster Cable. They are the only company that rivals Bose in convincing customers to overpay for products. I'm sure they sound good, but you could stretch your dollar much further with a different brand. Look at Ultimate Ears, Sennheiser, Shure, and others.
  4. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Take a look at klipsch headphones. They're.... not cheap for hoops ones, but that have amazing quality as well. Compared to the beats headphones orbearbuds... the s-4's are very nice.
  5. RaiseUp151z

    RaiseUp151z Well-Known Member

    Its not about $150.00 ...well it is if you don't have it..lol

    Don't get beats by dre it's just over hyped....go with something more solid like Ultimate Ears with inline controls...blows the shit out of beats & it was like 130 something on amazon.
  6. jaustin

    jaustin Newbie

    I'd pass. I had the bose in-ear when they came out along time ago and just wasn't worth the money.
  7. unwallflower

    unwallflower Well-Known Member

    I also voted maybe because I would definitely spend WAY more than $150 on headphones... but not just for my evo. In fact, I use a pair of lousy apple earbuds with my Evo because I only ever listen to it at work.

    I do have the Dr Dre Beats Studio headphones (the big over-ear headphones, I'm assuming you're talking about the Tours?). To be honest, even though I own a pair myself, you would have been way better off going with something from UE or Shure (or really, any number of manufacturers). With any of the ones by Dr Dre you're paying for the look... which is why I bought mine.

    If you don't care about that specific look you could have bought something that sounds even better. That said, if this is your first set of "real" earphones, then practically anything will sound amazing. :p I remember the first time I used nice headphones... I felt like the band was inside my head.
  8. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    I wouldn't spend more than $75 on any headphones built to be compatible with phones. Manufacturers see phones as an add-on market so very few products are actually designed around phones.

    I'd consider it if there was an Android-specific headphone that gave great sound and full phone functionality, but that would require headphone manufacturers to dedicate resources to software interface - not something they're going to do.

    I also agree with those who comment about the player in Evo and other Android phones not being as capable as some of the high-end headphones.
  9. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I have Bose AE2's so I wouldn't go wasting $150 on headphones for phone use only. I had my headphones long before I got my EVO though and just swap usage between my MP3 player and phone.
  10. thaprinze

    thaprinze Well-Known Member

    I voted no, only because it's $150 for an inferior set of headphones. I LOVE my music, so I dropped ~$115 (shipped) for a set of Audio Technica ATH-M50. I HIGHLY recommend these headphones! To date, I haven't heard any distortion from any song whatsoever! When you listen to music (any type of music) it sounds like each and every instrument/voice has it's own dedicated speaker.

    Now, obviously, the Evo is a phone first, and media player second, so you don't get much power output or clarity from the headphone jack, but there's an easy fix.

    FiiO E5 Portable Headphone Amplifier

    You like your music now, wait till you add this! If you consider yourself a music enthusiast you'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't get this. Sure it makes the music output louder, but more importantly, it makes a noticeable difference in clarity. I'm telling you, MixZing + FiiO E5 + Audio Technica ATH-M50 = musical heaven!!!!
  11. conor.in

    conor.in Well-Known Member

    The beats are fantastic, and they look good. I'm turned off by most over-ear phones because they just look bad.
  12. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Well-Known Member

    I do audio engineering/music production as a side job, have a degree in recording arts. I'm very skeptical about these beatz headphone, never heard them though, so I can't say if they're any good or just a hyped mediocre product. I can, however, recommend the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones. They're 150 in stores, but if you look on ebay you can find them new for about 100. These are EXTREMELY popular among the audiophile circles and recording engineers and rival headphones costing 5 times as much.
  13. Camaro6700

    Camaro6700 Lurker

    I voted yes but I wouldn't put it towards the beats. I own the Bose QC3, but if I wanted something closer to $150 it would go towards Shure in ears.
  14. end

    end Lurker

    I have the beats studio's and they're worth it if you listen to music a lot at work or travel. The music quality coming out of the evo, on the other hand is not as a good as an iphone or ipod.
  15. joeromero100

    joeromero100 Lurker

    For my money, I would rather get a pair of stock Apple earbuds, but outfit them with a pair of inexpensive earbud covers to make sure they will be comfortable. I'm not talking about the crap silicone tip or foam cover kinds, but the ones that go over your entire earbud. Personally, I think Apple earbuds get trashed by people trying to sell their own earbuds or by audiophiles who think you need a $150 pair of earbuds, or you don't really appreciate music...whatever.
  16. sintricate

    sintricate Well-Known Member

    This poll is flawed. It asks would I spend $150 for head phones but then the OP asks about "beats".

    I wouldn't use those things for free but I would definitely buy good headphones for $150.
  17. MsRandall

    MsRandall Android Enthusiast

    My son has beats headphones, had to replace through BB warranty for cracking three times....and he is good with his stuff. Buy a warranty when you get them.
  18. For headphones that come in the box, I suppose they are acceptable. If you are able to commit yourself to spending just $30-$40 on headphones, you can exceed the fit, finish, and sound quality of those earbuds exponentially. Interesting that you think that "audiophiles" and people who "don't really appreciate music" would be the ones that trash it. That pretty much encompasses everyone, no?
  19. stanglifemike

    stanglifemike Well-Known Member

    If I used head phones often then I would but adone nice-expensive head phones but I rarely ever use them. I so hook up my phone to my speakers in my tool chest at work, home theatre in the living room, and surround speakers in the bedroom. As little as I use head phones, I just use some Skull Candy ear buds and they work just fine.
  20. SouthernEvo

    SouthernEvo Member

    I just have a simple pair of JVC in ear headphones , they have the rubber cups on them that seal tight in your ear . Cheap and can handle how rough I am with them . Sounds good especialy through Poweramp . Never had a desire to spend anymore on a pair of headphones . The best part I love is the cords are covered in a woven fabric matterial which absorbs alot of the abuse . Love em and always suggest others try them out
  21. RaiderNations

    RaiderNations Newbie

    I just ordered my Dr. Dre Beats yesterday before I read this thread. My brother inlaw has them and I used them for on day and was impressed with the quality of the sound. I although I went with the Beats with "control talk" to answer phone calls while I am listen to music. I plan on using them mostly while I commute to work in my rental truck with a stock radio. So I look forward to listening to my music on my EVO while I sit in traffic. :rolleyes:
  22. unwallflower

    unwallflower Well-Known Member

    Isn't it illegal to use headphones while driving? Pretty sure it is in CA...
  23. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I use $20 SkullCandy and it sounds good as sh*t.
  24. thedonk13

    thedonk13 Newbie

    for the cash, you can't beat the quality of skull candy! they sound nice, they fit well, and even their top of the line sets are a lot cheaper! i would definately go that route, save some cash, and buy a spare battery for all the music you wanna listen to
  25. RaiderNations

    RaiderNations Newbie

    Listening to music on your EVO while you drive is not a crime. Plus all those new iphones have the same earbuds with the talk feature. So how can the Popo figure out if I am listening to music or singing along to a song. I will take my chances with the Popo driving on by. :cool:

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