"Everything I was hoping for!"4.5 starson by Sam97035
Pros: Amazing clarity, deep/punchy bass, great looks. Unique design. Street cred (JK)
Cons: They are expensive.
Summary: I wanted these headphones as soon as I saw them.. I'm a fan of the Studio beats, and always wished they'd release an earbud of equal quality. These aren't as good as the $350 studio version, but come closer than I expected. The overall sound is amazing. Bass is big. It doesn't feel like a subwoofer in your ear, but they do go deep. I can't stop going through my library of old songs to re-hear them. It truly does make your music sound different like I've read people say. I listen to mostly hip-hop, these are geared perfectly for that sound. T.I.'s Top Back, Lil Wayne "A Milli" are both good demo songs for the ability of these. That type of bass is where these headphones go off.
I was really worried about the fit issues I've read from other reviews including the one here on Cnet. They fit fine for me, nothing to complain about WHATSOEVER... They are a bit long, but it's long on purpose. These are flashy, no doubt. The flat disc part with the b logo does sit futher out than other earbuds. I think that is intentional, people who buy these want them to be seen. That piece is extremely light, it feels hollow, so it doesn't feel like it's pulling out or anything. I've found them to be completely secure in my ears. It's a non-issue. I've played basketball, ran on a treadmill, not once have I felt the seal break, or have to re-adjust them.
On a side note I did experiment with the triple layer tips, those are garbage in my opinion. They don't work with my ears at all.
The cord is really cool, looks a bit different in person than in pictures. It's narrower than I pictured. It's flat of course, and has a solid feel. The cord has some weight too it, not too heavy, it simply feels like it's of quality. I haven't found the weight to be an issue at all, and it hasn't tangled up yet. I've tossed these in my gym bag, bunched them up in a ball, done various other things to see if the "tangle free" is true. Like I said, so far so good there.
Overall, these headphones are great. I was a little hesitant to spend $150 on this, but I'm happy I did. Let's just say, they are good enough for me to write this review, I have never done this.