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Promoted 12-23-2012 by brisar at 04:05 AM View Original Post
Staples.com has several Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones at 50% off starting at $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks bighamsterneck

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  • Beats by Dr. Dre iBeats Headphones w/ ControlTalk
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones w/ ControlTalk
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones
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Staples.com has Beats clearance sale on Studio, Solo and iBeats.

Studio - $149.99

Solo - $89.99

iBeats - $49.99

Not a fan of these, but at least its a legit seller and a smoking deal compared to prices everywhere else.

http://www.staples.com/office/sup...reId=10001
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#466
I got my beats studios and I am very disappointed. I encourage every one to think about beofre opening the shrink wrap. I am getting a "faint rattling sound" from left speaker after certain songs played. I get this sound even I disconnect my headphones with iphone. Also its very random and you cant predict. I researched online and found many posts with the same problem. I am returnig them and done with this beats hype.

BEWARE these are not worth that much money!
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Quote from deals2dream View Post :
I got my beats studios and I am very disappointed. I encourage every one to think about beofre opening the shrink wrap. I am getting a "faint rattling sound" from left speaker after certain songs played. I get this sound even I disconnect my headphones with iphone. Also its very random and you cant predict. I researched online and found many posts with the same problem. I am returnig them and done with this beats hype.

BEWARE these are not worth that much money!
there were warnings like on the first (few) pages of this thread.
Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

their build quality has at best been average.
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#468
Quote from simoxius View Post :
If it helps anyone out, I was able to exchange my Staples Solos to Best Buy for a different color and the Solo HD version.

They rang up (the old version) as $148.99. He was able to get the manager to price override to match the cost of the HD ones and I walked out with my new Black ones instead of the previous model White ones. I may go to Target and exchange for White HDs but I'm not sure yet.

I wonder if bb can even sell the older model. Good work hurting the only electronics b&m left in new hampshire
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#469
I too am slightly disappointed got mines today and on the first song i play sound stops coming out of my left ear smh, going to return tomorrow.
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#470
Hmm so far the Soul SL300GG is more comfortable than these Beats Studio and the Noise Canceling is louder than my Bose or the SLs.

Oh well I think i'll go put on my Nike Shoes, North Face Coat and wear these around my neck as i walk through the mall tonight. Wink
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#471
look what I received:
BOX #1
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1814b.jpg/
Nothing here? strange...
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...813il.jpg/
This is how the documentation was in this box
BOX #2
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1815x.jpg/
Customer didn't even bother putting headphones back in pouch
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1816i.jpg/
cords not wrapped
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1819z.jpg/
cords sticking out
BOX #3 (this one is in great condition, however not sealed)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1817y.jpg/
wrapped cords
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1818e.jpg/
headphones in box
BOX #4 (My favorite!)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1820j.jpg/
Hmm.. doesn't seem right, no cord wrap, cords thrown over pouch
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...821gg.jpg/
Yeah... "new" laugh out loud did someone chew on it?
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1822o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...829pi.jpg/
wonderful
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...823ex.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1824w.jpg/
Just slightly brown, no big deal
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1825d.jpg/
no plastic wrap/bag
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...826dz.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1828n.jpg/
Notice the difference between these boxes, the graphic as well as where the text is placed, one is box #4, one from #3
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...830zz.jpg/
no serial
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1831n.jpg/
no serial
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...832xj.jpg/
no serial

And now to the shrink wrapped boxes, BOX#5-8:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...834om.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...837rs.jpg/
Note the inconsistency in the brightness of the graphic

Yes, these are all purchased BRAND NEW from Staples.com

If the headset you order does NOT have an inner shrink wrap that only encloses the inner white box, congratulations, they are used/a customer return

All the black ones I received are shrink wrapped on the outside and 100% consistent

Anyone with similar experiences? Will call staples tomorrow and have them returned, I'll post serial #'s here also in case someone else receives them after me.
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Last edited by robinski_ January 6, 2013 at 08:41 PM
#472
The one pair of Solo's I got were not in the shrinkwrap and were missing the carrying case, other components.
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#473
Quote from robinski_ View Post :
look what I received:
BOX #1
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1814b.jpg/
Nothing here? strange...
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...813il.jpg/
This is how the documentation was in this box
BOX #2
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1815x.jpg/
Customer didn't even bother putting headphones back in pouch
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1816i.jpg/
cords not wrapped
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1819z.jpg/
cords sticking out
BOX #3 (this one is in great condition, however not sealed)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1817y.jpg/
wrapped cords
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1818e.jpg/
headphones in box
BOX #4 (My favorite!)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1820j.jpg/
Hmm.. doesn't seem right, no cord wrap, cords thrown over pouch
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...821gg.jpg/
Yeah... "new" laugh out loud did someone chew on it?
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1822o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...829pi.jpg/
wonderful
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...823ex.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1824w.jpg/
Just slightly brown, no big deal
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1825d.jpg/
no plastic wrap/bag
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...826dz.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1828n.jpg/
Notice the difference between these boxes, the graphic as well as where the text is placed, one is box #4, one from #3
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...830zz.jpg/
no serial
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1831n.jpg/
no serial
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...832xj.jpg/
no serial

And now to the shrink wrapped boxes, BOX#5-8:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...834om.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...837rs.jpg/
Note the inconsistency in the brightness of the graphic

Yes, these are all purchased BRAND NEW from Staples.com

If the headset you order does NOT have an inner shrink wrap that only encloses the inner white box, congratulations, they are used/a customer return

All the black ones I received are shrink wrapped on the outside and 100% consistent

Anyone with similar experiences? Will call staples tomorrow and have them returned, I'll post serial #'s here also in case someone else receives them after me.
Not sure if it's the lighting of your camera or the surroundings, but your pictures 5-8-looks like you got a fake box (were the headphones even in it?)-they look noticably different. Youtube can help you; i had a friend who got beats as a gift, and he said all the warning signs and I go, " is it possible they're fake?"-1 youtube video later=he said yes.
and I'm sure people fraudulently return fake headphones all the time to retailers (who can't tell either SMH! a shame)
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Last edited by archerbro January 7, 2013 at 09:39 AM
#474
Quote from Xarthan View Post :
Hmm so far the Soul SL300GG is more comfortable than these Beats Studio and the Noise Canceling is louder than my Bose or the SLs.

Oh well I think i'll go put on my Nike Shoes, North Face Coat and wear these around my neck as i walk through the mall tonight. Wink
while I haven't heard anything great about the ludacris soul, I've heard they are better than the solo version of beats, but still up there in price (not a great value)
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Quote from archerbro View Post :
Not sure if it's the lighting of your camera or the surroundings, but your pictures 5-8-looks like you got a fake box (were the headphones even in it?)-they look noticably different. Youtube can help you; i had a friend who got beats as a gift, and he said all the warning signs and I go, " is it possible they're fake?"-1 youtube video later=he said yes.
and I'm sure people fraudulently return fake headphones all the time to retailers (who can't tell either SMH! a shame)
None of the 4 boxes are the same, 3 are extremely different from each other and two are just slightly different in brightness

Just called in and had both orders credited + they will come and pick them up (got my rewards + bonus tax credited right to CC, yaay Big Grin), about to break the seal on all 4 boxes and check them to see what's inside, I'll update with more pictures. These 4 boxes were the only ones that had the factory seal intact by the way.
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#476
Ok so not sure what to make of this
Boxes #1-4 (#5-8 from above, all factory sealed)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...856nm.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...857fc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...858sv.jpg/
Boxes aren't even the same size

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...849uo.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1851w.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...854eq.jpg/
There is a huge difference in brighness of all text and graphics on one box compared to the other, hard to capture on camera

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1848o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1852u.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...853nc.jpg/
Boxes #1-4, no, there is not a spotlight shining on the first or last box, lol.

#1:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...859kb.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...860ff.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1861z.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...862ia.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...863ss.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1864v.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1865g.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1866f.jpg/

#2:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...868rc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1870c.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1871h.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...872vd.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...873se.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1874h.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...875aw.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...876fc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...878vk.jpg/

#3:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...879ay.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...880iq.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...881vg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...882xl.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...883dg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...884xl.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1885q.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1886l.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1888a.jpg/

#4:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...89oxh.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...890df.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1891b.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1892e.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...893dn.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...894wb.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1895o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1896c.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...898vh.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...899ja.jpg/

Either these are all authentic, or the Chinese are getting re-heally good, there was some minor inconsistency between box #1 (which is larger than all the other ones) in the packaging, such as the bulging of the cover over the booklets/audio cable, other than that I can tell no difference at all between the different headsets

Also sound quality is absolutely garbage from these, wouldn't spend more than $15 on a set, my v-moda earbuds sound a lot better at a fraction of the price. Imagine sitting with a $25 logitech computer speaker set with the bass turned completely down and voila, you have beats solo sound quality.
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Quote from robinski_ View Post :
Ok so not sure what to make of this
Boxes #1-4 (#5-8 from above, all factory sealed)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...856nm.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...857fc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...858sv.jpg/
Boxes aren't even the same size

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...849uo.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1851w.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...854eq.jpg/
There is a huge difference in brighness of all text and graphics on one box compared to the other, hard to capture on camera

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1848o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1852u.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...853nc.jpg/
Boxes #1-4, no, there is not a spotlight shining on the first or last box, lol.

#1:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...859kb.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...860ff.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1861z.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...862ia.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...863ss.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1864v.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1865g.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1866f.jpg/

#2:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...868rc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1870c.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1871h.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...872vd.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...873se.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1874h.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...875aw.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...876fc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...878vk.jpg/

#3:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...879ay.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...880iq.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...881vg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...882xl.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...883dg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...884xl.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1885q.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1886l.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1888a.jpg/

#4:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...89oxh.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...890df.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1891b.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1892e.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...893dn.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...894wb.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1895o.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...1896c.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...898vh.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-ima...899ja.jpg/

Either these are all authentic, or the Chinese are getting re-heally good, there was some minor inconsistency between box #1 (which is larger than all the other ones) in the packaging, such as the bulging of the cover over the booklets/audio cable, other than that I can tell no difference at all between the different headsets

Also sound quality is absolutely garbage from these, wouldn't spend more than $15 on a set, my v-moda earbuds sound a lot better at a fraction of the price. Imagine sitting with a $25 logitech computer speaker set with the bass turned completely down and voila, you have beats solo sound quality.
I can't tell if you got fake headhpones, but You probably got fake boxes.
here's a vid you should use to figure it out.

and look-beats quality isn't anything great anyways (they're in the 60-80 range in terms of quality), but if you're comparing them to $15-25 type hardware; it's possible they're fake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP0gUawY6x4
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Last edited by archerbro January 8, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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Quote from buister View Post :
What a tard! Thanks! Miata is an excellent car, so that's a compliment. laugh out loud All sports cars wish to be like the Miata (in how it drives). This further shows you how much of a tard you are.

P.S. A Miata that you can't afford. laugh out loud

P.P.S. Once you attack the Beats, you attack me personally. Big Grin I feel the need to defend the Beats just as much as the people who have no first-hand experience attack them.
You're funny. Thanks for the laugh
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