"Great for Hip Hop & Techno! Monster Impressive!"4.5 starson by Kevin-Riley
Pros: + Sound quality is fantastic
+ They fit very comfortable on your head and ears
+ Good Bass and overall good sound quality
+ Comes with a travel case and a clean cloth.
+ Noise Canceling is a nice addition
+ Cool style
Cons: - Price
- Needs battery
Summary: Before trying these headphones, I was skeptical that anyone would need such an expensive set. After giving them a run, however, I have to say that I finally get it! Monster Beats let you rediscover the impact, nuance and fun tucked away in your music! That privilage comes with a heavy monetary price, however.Edit Link!
The first thing that strikes you about these cans is the quality of materials and thoughtfulness of the design. The headphones mix several metalic components where they are needed to bolster the sturdiness and style of these headphones.
Furthermore, the design includes such thoughtful features as the ability to fold into themselves and fit neatly into an included carrying case, which sports an already-included caribiner. Nice!
As far as the audio performance, Beats impresses from the get go. Slipping the headphones on, you instantly recognize how well they reduce the volume of your surrounding noise. You even get the sensation that you're speaking with your ears severely plugged up when you're talking!
The sound quality is fantastic, also. Music is crisp, clean, the bass hits hard and there's no distortion even at very high volume. It may sound corny, but these headphones were enough to bring an involuntary smile to my face listening to some old favorites that sounded new again as the hidden subtlety and thump came out in full splendor.
I will disagree with some other reviewers, however, and say that you get maximum enjoyment from these headphones with music from particular genres, namely anything that has a strong beat like hip hop or techno.
Mind you, it's not that music of all genres isn't improved with Beats, it's just that you don't really get knocked on your butt by each and every song you listen to, and if you're going to invest $350-400 on headphones, you want to be REALLY impresed. Monster Beats' bassy strengths don't tend to come out, for example, when listening to songs consisting primarily of acoustic guitar riffs.
Therefore, my recommendation, for what it's worth, would be to consider what kind of music you listen to before purchasing Beats.
I also wish that these headphones featured automatic shutoff and rechargeable batteries with a charger, but those features are a forgivable omission considering how Beats overwhelms in other areas.
Otherwise, the only signifigant drawback to Beats is the price! Certainly you get the quality and the style, but you also get the endorsement fees and the sort of markup that only a company making $100 HDMI cables can provide.
That said, if you're looking for an amazing set of headphones and you have several hundred dollars burning a hole in your pockets, I'd recommend these in an instant. You won't be disappointed!
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Updated on Sep 20, 2011
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