Mostly Great Feelings About Beats by Dr. Dre
Aug 16, 2012
a Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Great looks, excellent bass, very comfortable, very durable, safe travel case, adjusts to fit head.
Cons:Sound leaks a lot, no sound adjustment on cord, pretty large.
The Bottom Line: These headphones are top of the line for anyone who appreciates the details of music.
I bought my Beats by Dr Dre about a year ago because I wanted a better sound quality then most normal headphones. I bought them online, and was immediately impressed since I first saw them in the package. They have a very unique and appealing design that I think looks great. I got the black pair, with the red and silver accents that make it look good. It came in a quality box with information about the headphones on it. Inside I found the headphones, two cords(red and black), a travelling case, a cleaning cloth, a 1/4 inch adapter, and an airline adapter. Everything seemed very well put together, and up to the quality I expected with the money that I spent.
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While listening to music with them, a few things stand out. The bass for the music I usually listen to (rap, dubstep, alternative) was incredible. I felt like the music was surrounding my ears and not just from a headphone. The acoustics for alternative music also come through well. The dubstep involves a lot of abstract sounds jumping up and down with different pitches and bass, which the headphones handled perfectly, letting me enjoy the music like the artist heard it in the studio. The beats made me appreciate the smaller sounds and details in the music that I wasn't noticing with my laptop or regular headphones. The headphones handle volume perfectly as well. Turning the volume up does not change the quality of the sound at all. The real problem with the headphones is the sound leaking. While listening to music loud, it will leak through the headphones and can be heard from a few feet away.
The beats fold up to fit in the travelling case which helps transport them and avoid breaking them. They have a mute button on the side which stops the noise cancellation so you could hear your surroundings. The headphones can be adjusted a significant amount to fit to any size head. The sleek design also makes them not only a necessity for playing music, but also a fashion statement.
I have had my beats for about a year now, and they feel and look brand new. I often use them laying in bed, and for long car rides(every weekend). The battery lasts long enough to not be a problem, and the sound quality has not changed. They are not easily broken, and if they are taken care of then there should be no problems. The only difference from now and when I got them is the red cord that I used. The wire became exposed and it is a little beaten up. This isn't a problem because I still have the second cord, and these cords can be easily purchased at a few different stores. Overall, they have held up perfectly and I haven't had any real problems with them.
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