Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
Well, he seems to dispute your statement that "The highs and mids are very clear and distinct as well" and his measurements support his descriptions. I only heard them briefly and those are certainly not the adjectives come to mind. OTOH, I don't use any headphones myself (the only ones I have ever enjoyed are the Smyth/Stax setup) but I know and trust Tyll.
His measurements show the treble spikes that he was talking about sounding "biting" in most headphones, but not in the beats pro. These statements show that his findings are inconclusive at best, since he himself says "...the response is well balanced and remarkably well behaved" but as you said, he also disputes the clarity and distinctiveness of the mids and highs (though I can't seem to find where he says this now)
"Over all, a mild wooliness with a warm tilt characterizes the sound of these headphones, but otherwise the response is well balanced and remarkably well behaved. Very often headphones have a notch of missing information in the mid-treble, and a peak in the upper-treble resulting a biting or zingy sound. I found the Beats Pro free of strident brightness or areas of coloration.
I’m going to say something I don’t like saying: these headphones sound quite good loud. I DO NOT advocate loud listening, but for a DJ, I can see the need. I found that at elevated levels these headphones worked very well. They were dynamic and enunciated the tunes with clarity. I didn’t experience any harshness even with tracks that I know would be ear-bleeding on many headphones."
Don't use/own headphones at all, much less a pair of beats pro, yet your the authority on them? I'm just having fun w/ you now, but seriously though, I try not to put TOO much stock into reviews like this...more into what a friend that I trust has experienced 1st hand and the most into what I've experienced 1st hand by listening at a store or demoing them at home under the 30 day (or 45 day w/ premier silver membership w/ BB) warranty that I take full advantage of, if possible.
Sorry for the long post, and thank you for not turning this into a flame war even though my response was a bit defensive