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Here’s the truth. Beats By Dre headphones are way more hype than substance. Ok. I know they have a great heavy bass sound. And I love a great bass sound as much as the next hip hop head. It’s fantastic. But when the bass is overhyped as much as it is in these puppies, it’s difficult to get a real understanding of what kind of “real” bass sound you have going on in your song. And the more bass, usually the muddier the mix becomes.

There’s no denying the fact that the company is brilliant at marketing. Genius level really. You aren’t cool now unless you own a pair. They have somehow made it the “iPhone” of headphones. But in all honesty, I’d take my Sony headphones over Beats By Dre any day of the week in the studio. They reflect more of a real sound overall. And at half the cost, how can you beat that? But maybe that’s just me.

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