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If your buying beats headphones for the sound and your not worried about anything else then I say go for it. The sound definitely holds its own in the market. The bass is very heavy and it offers a great listening experience to the user. These headphones fit incredibly snug around your ear and are super comfortable. I was skeptical about buying them at first because I didn''t want to spend so much money but honestly the pure sound and the overall user experience makes up for it. If you love to listen to music then GO FOR IT! NUMBER ONE BEST FEATURE: In my opinion the best feature is the wireless capabilities. You can use Bluetooth to sync thee headphones to your device and listen to music.. WITH NO WIRE!! This makes it a lot easier to multitask while listening to music. For example, I can go to the gym and workout and not have to worry about any wire or anything. All I have to do is sync up and boom thats all. In conclusion, I rate the actual headphones a 5 out of 5 but since the price is so high I had to lower my overall rating to a 4 out of 5. In the end, I think everyone should own a pair of these headphones. Although, beats headphones do prove to be very expensive. If your looking for a cheaper headphone that still offers good quality then I would buy Sols for I own both. Also, the sols are more customizable in that you can buy and replace individual parts instead of just the entire headphone altogether.
It seems that there was a large surge in people wanting to buy Beats headphones a few years ago with no apparent knowledge of sound quality on many buyers parts. Well renowned companies were being overlooked in this new craze. To check out what was going on, I borrowed a pair of my friends. My friend shelled out the best part of 200 pounds for the pleasure of these headphones and I agree they are okay. Okay, however, is not good enough for a pair of headphones that cost such a substantial amount to buy. I own a pair of half decent AKG headphones that cost considerably less than my friend paid for his Beats and they are brilliant and the Beats pale in comparison. It is clear that people seem to be paying the incredible amount of money just to get a fashion accessory of their favourite colour, rather than headphones that produe quality sound. It is obvious that people pay for a brand because of the name and because of fashion icons wearing such items. The Beats are comfotable and they do look good, with a sleek design and compact carry case, they do offer some positives but it is the true objective of the headphones for which they fall short. They really do not have the ability to rival many other brilliant brands in the sound department and for this I believe that they are not worth buying. For less than 100 pounds I may be swayed, but for prices this substantial, I will not be.
Headphones are an investment in one of the most important arts in my mind. Music!
If you''re looking for a way to listen to your music on a WHOLE other level then you need to seriously try these Beats by Dre.
I was pretty skeptical at first about buying these headphone because I would always see these meat heads at the gym wearing them and looking in the mirror every 5 seconds but once I tried these from my best friend i couldn''t believe how comfortable they fit on your head/ears and how ergonomically designed they are just make for a great listen every time.
The only real bone to pick with these particular headphones is that their is a on/off button which sometimes you forget and you''re wondering why they''re not working but that and changing the batteries is kind of an annoyance.
One neat feature i really really enjoy on this is the wireless with the Bluetooth. It is SO NICE being able to run, workout and weight lift without having to worry about being tangled up. Syncing this with your iphone ipod mp3 ect. its very simple as you just select the device in your blue tooth discover mode and then you type in password 0000 and sync it and you are good to go!
I suggest turning the bass UP on whatever device you''re listening on because the way that the beats portray bass on its headphones are so crisp i love it. I''m sure you will to once you purchase this amazing product!
Beats by Dr. Dre are very high quality headphones. They come in various colors and sound great! You could choose an older model and pay around $150 dollars, whereas you may choose a newer model an pay around $250. It all depend on what type you buy, for example: studio, DJ, Detox, etc. Colors vary from tones of red, blue, orange, yellow, pink, black, white, etc. If you are looking for a good quality headphone that will look good, choose Beats By Dr. Dre.
I think enough people should know by now that these pair of headphones are the peak of quality when it comes to headphones. The thing I personally had to get past with these Headphones was that they are quite a different style to I'm used to with the over the ear style. Once you get used to the look of them you really start to appreciate how special they really are,, the sound is so good it sounds like you've got a speaker over either ear and they'll go so loud it'll make your ears hurt! they are available in loads of cool colours, I went for black as it was more subtle but the best thing about beats is its more of a fashion statement. Yes they are costy and are quite big when you are putting them in bags but you won't find better portable sound on the market!
Let me start off by saying that these headphones are not worth the time or money. You can buy a much better pair for only 10 pounds and they will do you justice a lot better. Even though these are designed by a legend in the music industry it is questionable how these headphones fail to deliver. My boyfriend brought these as he really wanted a pair of headphones that would be worth it as well as him wanting a pair of beats for a long time.
I tried to persuade him not to as the price was not one for those who did not earn vasts amount of money. Nevertheless they were brought and straight away they were faulty in my eyes. We tried to use them however they did not seem to cooperate and when there was any noise it was faint crackling that pierced my ears. Definitely a let down as they are made someone who values the quality of music so highly. I just hope that it was only our pair and so it does not fall upon any of you.
Description from the website:
The world's most famous headphone has been completely redesigned and reimagined. The new Beats Studio® is lighter, sexier, stronger, and more comfortable, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalkTM. It has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, reengineered sound.
Now this heaphones are just amazing. I'm giving it 5/5 cause the quality is the beast of these ones. Like it says in the name they are made by the legend Dr.Dre. It's just perfect great fit nice quality and it has a lot of versions of these ones but these are the best the first ones were the best. Yes they are really expensive but it is worth every penny. Really high quality and great brand just amazing thing Dre did about the music. He took music to the next level. Really loving them, have them since 2011 and they are still perfect. It doesn't match with any of the world best selling headphones like Skullcandy. Just not for comparing. Beats by Dre are the best thing if you enjoy the music either you are an artist or just music fan. Great design great quality great fit everything is just amazing 5/5.
Now i cant lie i am one to love having the best technology out there to provide the best comfort, however paying £299.99 for a set of these bad boys is extortion. Not only do we have to buy for the headphones but we have to continuously purchase batteries for them unless you go for the cheaper alternative which is the rechargeable batteries but even still nothing in this world is built to survive.
Although they do say the higher the price the better the quality that is completely correct, as the sounding is amazing. You are able to change settings on the headphones to experience increased bass or in other words different genres of sounds. Not only this when you are on the bus trying to shutter out every inch of sound in the area these would do the job nicely but it restricts your awareness in this age of society.
preferably id rather purchase a similar product at a fraction of the price that plays the same role.
I was initially a sceptic when I first saw the adverts for Beats, categorising them as the "must have" for rich hipsters the world over. However, when I was bought a pair by a relative, I realised just how mistaken I was. For a music lover, there can be no alternative. The perfect balance and isolation of the music from the outside world is pure bliss. It is important that I state that I now feel this way about all Beats headphones, but I particularly like the stylish look of the Studio ones. They are a bit bigger and more bulky but lightweight in comparison to their size, and even for someone with a small head fit perfectly due to the adjusters. All I will say is, if and when you buy them, stick on a good song with a lot of bass, and you will understand what I mean.
Beats By Dr. Dre Studio
These are probably the best headphones ever made. The quality is just amazing. These headphones really make you appreciate the music you are listening to because with these headphones you hear things that you have never heard in music before. Another thing was the design. The design is so beautiful and just so stylish. The music is much more clearer and there is no background noise or anything like that. Another thing was the colours, there are any beautiful colours you can have the headphones in but there needs to be many more.
The ear cups are soft and really comfortable and you can listen with them for 2 hrs and not get any discomfort. Normally other headphones that you get can make the outside of your ears hurt but with these you get nothing.
But one thing that I really likes was the fact that you can fold them and easily carry them anywhere since they don't take up much space.
To conclude they are amazing headphones and are really worth buying.
After going through sets of headphones month after month I decided to invest in a good set and opted for Beats by Dr Dre. A few of my friends had them and although I was used to inner ear head phones I thought I'd give them a try. I thought that surely they must last longer than a month, particularly for the price (£180)! I ordered the pink set and was pleasantly surprised when they arrived, they were soft and comfortable to wear. The level of sound that they produce is outstanding and one of the main features of them is that they can cancel out surrounding noise. I wore mine on the bus, walking and even going for a run one time and as they assert they do cancel out any surrounding noise. The only negative point I would say is that they do feel a bit big. As I'm used to inner ear headphones it's quite a change going to these which feel huge when you are wearing them. All in all a good investment as they still work but I hesitate to wear them sometimes due to the size! I much prefer plugging them into my iPod at home.
I have always enjoyed music and have used various devices in both on the go and at home. I was struggling for ideas of what I wanted my Christmas this and suggested anything to do with music when discussing presents with my wife.
She brought me a pair of beats by Dr Dre and I was blown away by the crispness and quality of the sound from them. They are fairly lightweight and comfortable allowing me to wear them for several hours at a time. For me the quality of the sound through the headphones is superb, clear crisp and brings out the sound of the artist being played.
The headphones are durable and can easily be folded away and stored.
Anyone who is looking to buy a high quality pair of headphones I would certainly recommend these headphones, they are certainly not cheap by any means but worth saving up for.
after never usually wearing big headphones, i thought it was time to invest. as i was new to the market i did lots of research on the latest ones and what the public tend to buy.
the dr.dre beats was actually one of the first pairs i looked at and was rather impressed at first and after continuing my research i decided that i would give them a try.
i loved the fact they come in a variety of colours and easily made portable. they are actually great too look at but have an awful cheap plasticky feel to them.
as to sound quality, its good but could better, wether this is down to certain songs i don't know but at 250+ for a pair of headphones you expect excellent quality!
after more research there are much better headphones available such as the parrot bluetooth ones. they felt a lot nicer to wear and felt much more expensive even though they are both a similar price
would recommend the beats more for teenagers etc
As a producer I am very picky when it comes to choosing the right sound. There are so many sounds out there so you never know what you're getting and unfortunately due to hygiene purposes you can't sample earphones; although these are headphones which is simpler as they don't enter people's ears. I felt somewhat pressured to impulsively purchase these headphones. I never buy into hype - it has always let me down but something possessed me (I DON'T use 'possessed' loosely) to buy these. I suppose I was trying to dignify my splurge by thinking to myself, "I'm a producer - surely these will greatly assist me and the price guarantees quality."
Beats headphones are typically worth over £200 (although I was lucky enough to obtain mine on sale for £120). Off-putting, isn't it? The price in itself renders Beats headphones an unworthy purchase. That is not to say they are poor and ineffective headphones but the fact that one is paying over £100-£200 for headphones is astounding and to charge that price the product should rightfully be revolutionary. I expected revolutionary considering its extravagant price but unfortunately was disappointed.
I hear a lot of talk about its design which I do love. It's a bit ostentatious but it feels like good quality hardware, solid and plush. The presentation of the packaging was very nice. Also I love the design of the cable jack - it is at a flat right angle so it sits flush against whatever you plug it into. This means there aren't any awkward angles to snag the jack on in your pocket or wherever. It's about time other brands caught on. I'm looking at you, Bose.
Despite its appealing design, its price is thoroughly unappealing. They are thankfully very loud which is a must for a music-lover. The lower frequencies are stressed excessively, to the dismay of my ears, masking the high frequencies, creating a muddy, distorted mess. These faults destroy any chance of clarity and crispness in quality. There is a difference between bass and distortion. Yes, it is true that this is not an unusual occurence in some headphones - many headphones in the market are like that. The only difference is that they are worthy £5-20. Coincidentally, I have found very effective headphones, totally devoid of all these issues, for only £5 in a local supermarket which raises an important question: why should I spend £100-250 on headphones that are worse in sound quality than headphones worth £5?
Also I've been told by friends from nearly 20ft away that they can hear it! Sure I listen to loud music but the leakage is appalling. My cheap headphones don't leak like these are they are sufficiently loud.
I could not agree that it gives the sound I intended to create, because I can assure you I don't create muddy messes!!! It makes most of the time spent EQ'ing (equalizing) my tracks sound pointless. Finally, taking into consideration that you can now adjust the levels of your sound on your musical player (of all kinds, such as MP3 players, Smartphones, Tablets, etc.), it leads me to to believe strongly that hundreds of pounds on headphones is utterly wasteful. Unless of course they can spawn you millions of pounds as well as provide great quality sound.
Don't be fooled by brand names that aren't even well known like Sony. Just because Dr. Dre is a rapper that doesn't mean you're going to get good sound. Being a rapper is not a credential for audio outputs!
Beats headphones perfectly sum up why you should never buy into hype.
I've always been critical of Beats headphones. Partly because they used to be made by Monster, who will sell you a £500 HDMI cable which in reality is no better than a 50p Amazon special.
But my biggest gripe with Beats is that they purport to be the be all and end all; the last word in sound quality. The writing on the box would have you believe this, a quote from Dr Dre himself claiming he wants you to hear music "as the artist intended you to hear it", where in reality, the EQ is heavily distorted, greatly exaggerating the bass response, at the expense of poor midrange and treble.
I heard that this year, Beats have split with Monster and now make their own products, and according to T3, have tweaked the sound of the Studios to offer clearer mids and highs. Thing is, having owned Shure products, I know what a "studio" set of headphones is meant to sound like. So I thought I'd give the new Beats Studios a go myself.
Right away there's a problem. They're still made of the same plastic as before, which was very scratch prone, extremely brittle, and was a fingerprint magnet. There's no getting away from the fact that these headphones are mostly about the look. And I don't care how much you spend on headphones; having a scratched, cracked pair of these covered in greasy fingerprints isn't a good look. On the upside, the cable is removable, which is good if it breaks, as you don't need to buy another pair of headphones. It also means you can have no music on at all, and use these as a noise cancelling pair of earmuffs (more on that later) or, as most of the students round here tend to do, dangle them round your neck like a £280 plastic necklace.
Putting them on, the clamping effect is a bit better than before, but it's still there, trying to squeeze your ears together. In comparison, the similarly priced Bose QuietComfort 15s are perhaps the most comfortable headphones out there. The Studio's pads also began to hurt my ears after about two hours of listening, not a good sign.
I also notice that these have active noise cancelling; a strange feature for a "studio" set of headphones, as most people know that this will reduce the sound quality. It is interesting to see that the power for the noise cancelling circuitry is now from a rechargeable battery, as opposed to simply popping a Duracell in there. Recharging is done via USB, which is a curse and a blessing. It means almost anyone will have a cable to charge it, so if they die when you're at a friend's house, no problem. However, what if you're miles away from anywhere? A couple of AAA batteries in the pocket was no issue; but to keep them juiced up you'll need your laptop. The battery life in my experience was OK, got around 18 hours from them. This is still way behind Bose, who manage to get double that with the single AAA powered QuietComfort 15s, or the proprietary rechargeable battery in the QuietComfort 3.
Anyway, back to the noise cancelling itself. Beats were never going to beat Bose here, but I would have liked to have seen more improvement in this area. It's not very effective, certainly the noise of the bus engine wasn't really drowned out, just as before. But the hissing noise is extremely irritating. On most music, it's not noticeable, but on quiet songs, or when you've removed the cable for a little bit of peace and quiet, they make you want to throw the damn things out of the window.
Now the big one; sound quality. I will admit, there has been a lot of improvement in this area. The bass is still there and still more than plentiful, but the mids and treble have been improved. However, a studio set of headphones should have a flat response, and here, the bass is still too dominating. There's not as good a sound stage with these as say, the similarly priced Bowers and Wilkins P5 and Sennheiser's Momentum, both of which have an open sound, so good that the only way you could get better is actually going to see the artist in concert. With the Studio, everything feels compressed into your head.
The price is also much too high for their ability. I would have been happy to pay up to £150 for these, but £280 is just overkill.
In conclusion then, while the sound has improved from before, the noise cancelling has not, and while in general the Beats Studio is an OK headphone, it just cannot compete with similarly priced products. Those who want the noise cancelling ability should head in the direction of Bose, and those who want the best sound quality at this price should go for the Bowers & Wilkins P5 or Sennheiser Momentum.
Key Features: Beats Studio™ on ear headphones Two (2) AAA batteries 3.5mm audio cable 1/4”audio adaptor In-line remote & mic cable (features may vary) Hard shell carrying case Beats cleaning cloth