- Dec 23, 2011
Nice choice, the two trademark colors red and black.
There will be some around before Christmas this year.I wonder when will they start making replicas of the 2013/updated version Beats Studio
The Superlux seems like a cheaper (lookalike?) alternative to the AKG K240's. From reviews, it seems that it is excellent bang for buck and accurately reproduces audio, but falls a bit behind in terms of build quality. They remind me of the AKG K701's as well.Have you guys tried Superlux headphones? It's a cheap alternative to audio technica and AKG.
For earphones, you won't go wrong with Soundmagic, check out their bang for the buck PL11, you would find it hard to look for another one at the same price with better sound.
I suggest you see their reviews at head-fi.org to see how audiophiles rave about them.
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One more thing - since Beats are mostly branding, how is the branding on the Syllables? I'm particularly interested in the headband, the stainless steel brackets on either side of the headband cushion and carry case. Does it use a Syllable equivalent, or is it just blank?@vantt1: Got my Syllables today. Looks authentic "beats", very high quality built just like you described with yours I will do more testing in the next few days and will take pictures and make a review writeup. But one thing I see an issue with is that red audio only 3.5mm cable works perfectly, but a black one with in-line remote turns the volume off on my Note 2. I mean, you plug it in with a volume set at some level on Note 2, and as soon as I start playing the music - I get a message on a phone warning to turn the volume down because it could be damaging to my ears, and I see volume sliders goes down to 0?!? That is totally bizzare. I override it by raising volume up, it stays up for a few seconds, and slides back down. I tried it with my office mate iPhone and volume is OK. Btw, that in-line remote doesn't have volume control, only mic on one side and flexible panel/button on the other side; the shape of this in-line remote is just a small rectangle box. I have other beat knock off earbuds and their in-line remote had volume up/down and it was nicely rounded off. How does yours look? Can you use it OK with Note 2? I wonder if the one which came with my set of Syllable headphones is specific iPhone one where I did confirm it didn't affect volume on that phone, and single click stop/pause/pickup/hangup and double/triple click skip next/prev tracks. Also, while making phone calls other person heard noise crackle coming from microphone rubbing against my shirt.
Either way, this is not a show stopper for me since I was looking more into sound quality of these rather then phone controls. So far with their included controls, it's only iphone compatible (which is kind of strange because all other headphones I tested designed for iphone worked ok with Note 2). Also, active noise reduction sounds the same as everybody else complaining about original Beats where you just get a white noise hiss, and not much of the actual reduction. But the main big points of very high quality built and very good sound quality (with a very power low end) - that is very impressive so far!