Pros Looks very nice, sturdy build, great for rap and pop music.
Cons As stated in titles, extremely overpriced, overglorified and overhyped. People love to shoot out of their ass when they own one of these, and start to call them "the best there is" when there is much better choices to choose from.
Summary Firstly, I have to say that I'm an audiophile. But still, it absolutely pisses me off when the stereotype finds us being the only kind of people wanting "faithful, accurate, natural tone in our headphones".
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NOT TRUE.
There are such things as a basshead audiophile, or a rock audiophile, or maybe even a classical audiophile. I belong to the basshead category. With this in mind, you have to understand that when it comes to headphones, we are very picky, but we definitely aren't the type to search for neutral, "natural" headphones (which I personally feel makes the music sound ABSOLUTELY BORING Zzzzzzzzz).
First off, the build quality. Granted that it's sturdy. It feels solid, unlike the Solo, Solo HD or the Studios for that matter. I have no complaints about this.
Next, comfort. A very subjective aspect, though I also have to qualms about this. There is ample padding in every side of the headphone, unlike my Shures which, personally, HURT LIKE A BEAR TRAP.
Next, oh ho ho, its sound. Being an audiophile (a basshead audiophile, I RE-EMPHASISE AGAIN), I have a set list of criteria that a headphone has to go through in order to make it to my "IMMA GONNA RECOMMEND THIS TO E'ERBODY" list.
1. Is there enough bass?
2. Is the bass clear?
3. Does the bass bleed and/or muddy up the middle frequency (the frequency in which the vocals, guitars, basically 90% of instruments are)?
4. Is the sound distorted the any way?
5. Do the headphones give an accurate reproduction of the music (again, you do not want rap to sound like blues, or classical to sound like rock do you?)? How much detail pickup is there?
Lets start with 1.. Oh definitely. Bass is there like a lion in a crammed cage. You can't miss it even on bass-light music, and this is what I love in my headphones.
2. Clear bass? I would say... yeaaaaamaybe. It's not as tight (or as punchy) as any of my Ultrasone models, but they do have the reverb of the Sony XB series. Pretty okay, most of the details in the bass aren't missing from the music here.
3. Bass bleed? Surprisingly, little or nothing. The middle frequencies remained untouched by the bass. To be more in-depth with the mids and the highs, vocals sound smooth-ish while guitars sound too warm (A.K.A. veiled or lush or "slow") for my liking. If you're a metal or rock lover, STEER AWAY.
4. Sound distortion. Apart from a little warmth in its general sound, no complaints here.
5. Reproduction. Even though I'm a basshead, all headphones still need to be able to hear the recording AS IT IS. To avoid any arguements here, let's take a look at Dre's words towards the Beats line:
"People aren't hearing all the music.
Artists and producers work hard in the studio perfecting their sound. But people can't really hear it with normal headphones. Most headphones can't handle the bass, the detail, the dynamics. Bottom line, the music doesn't move you.
With Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should: the way I do."
So OBVIOUSLY, if you're such a Beats fanboy, you're looking for "accurate reproduction" in your headphones. Otherwise, pardon my language, WHY THE **** DID YOU BUY THESE THINGS?
Again, you're looking for the detail within your music, every last nuance, drum vibration, guitar air or mouse fart, you're not looking hard enough if you went for these. i have to be frank; compared to other more well-respected and professionally recognised brands (NO. Beats is NOT professionally recognised. What your favourite singers wear does not decide how good the headphones are), the detail pickup is absolutely and utterly... average. Mediocre even.
As for reproduction of the music, the ONLY genre they seem to reproduce properly is rap and pop. Other genres like classical, rock, blues, electronica even, all sound artificial under the wrath of these headphones. If you're willing to pay $400 for a rap + pop pair of headphones only, be my guest. BUT...
I will re-emphasise again, THESE ARE OVERPRICED. I can name a hundred or so headphones that does what these do just as good and even BETTER and just a quarter of the price. I'll be wasting my time naming all these headphones, but I'll pick out 5 of my favourites:
5. Beyerdynamic DT700 Pro 80 Ohm Edition. A good entry-level bass king, the DT770 provides boomy sub-bass that vibrates your entire skull. Again, these beat the Beats Pro by a mile in terms of overall clarity as well as bass quantity, at a cheaper price as well.
4. Ultrasone HFI-580. Having the same amount of bass at a quarter of the Beats Pro's price, it's a killer. Even so, the quality of the bass in the HFI-580 far surpasses the Beats Pro's, being tighter, punchier and clearer than the latter. What's overpriced now?
3. Audio Technica Pro700 MKII. A relatively new headphone in the market, the Pro700 beats, bashes and mashes the Beats Pro every every aspect you and think of. Bass? One of the best. Mids? No contest really. Highs, come on, any headphone other than Skullcandy or Bose can beat the Beats Pro.
2. Sony XB1000. Or as I would like to call them, "GIANT FLUFFEH PILLOWS OF AWESHUM BASSSS XD"! But in all seriousness, the Sony XB series are notorious for its earthshaking, diarrhoea-inducing bass, which will put any Beats headphone to shame with a thump of a drum, literally.
1. Ultrasone Pro900. Absolutely godly and reigns king supreme in the bass department. No other headphones can ever DREAM of trying to beat the Pro900 in terms of bass quality. If you love the Beats Pro, the Pro900 will re-educate you, no holds barred. Strap two mini-subwoofers to your head and VOILA! Pro900.
Granted that the Beats Pro aren't terrible headphones, I would rush for them if they were priced at $100. Unfortunately, they instead cost a whopping $400, a price in which only the stupid, cliche consumers would be sucked into.
Don't be a stupid consumer. Get better headphones.
"truly disappointed"on by Vin226
Pros they look okay
Cons Awful sound quality, flimsy construction, warranty service does not answer the phone.
Summary A big waste of money for such poor sounding badly built headphones.
Pros Incredible bass and build. Extremely stylish. Name brand, big time.
Cons Honestly, the only real two cons is the price and the carrying case.
Summary OK, I wasn't going to write a review, but after scrolling down all of these ones, i was shocked to find that the vast majority of the reviews are terrible. And for one main reason, because the price doesn't match the sound. And that you can go out and buy some lame earphones for 60 bucks and have the same quality. and i half believe them. Because i have heard incredible earphones for less than 100 bucks. So yes, stop reading this right here if you are looking for top sound quality earbuds, because if you are solely looking for this, listen to the others. But i'm assuming if you have been looking through all these reviews and finally got to mine, you are determined to find someone who is like you. I don't think these people (the people that reviewed these as bad) realize that we aren't really considering to buy (or already own) these headphones SOLELY for the sound. Granted if the sound sucked and the name brand was big you would get punched in the neck at school when you let someone use them and they realized that only the name brand was good. But you don't have to worry about that, because the sound IS great, all these reviews were by people that didn't even buy them, they are just expressing their feelings of how they think it's over priced. Or by people that bought them just to be able to leave an honest review. (although they're not very true, they think they're being honest) I really think that nobody is dumb enough to by these headphones just for the sound (even though the sound IS GREAT, especially for rap and hip hop) people want to buy these headphones for the name brand and the style, the recognition that you actually have 400 big ones to flush down the toilet. Its impressive. it's cool. its hip. it's dumb, to some people. It depends on who you are and what your preferences are, but i don't see anything wrong with spending 400 dollars for high quality bass and all around music, incredible style, massive name brand, and insane recognition. you will basically be carrying the dictionaries definition of swag on your head/neck. Don't listen to these noobs who are SOLELY hating on the headphones for the price. you really can not beat the sound, but you can match it, and beat the price. So like i said if you are buying these because you think that the price means that it is the best in the world in sound, you are sadly mistaken. The reason it is 400 dollars is because you are paying an extra 100 dollars for style, name brand, and awesome swagger. and i, my good man, am willing to do that.
Pros -Great Bass
-No battries needed
Cons -Its really heavy
-Very much expensive
Summary Well this thing isnt for the masses, the one's who are really into lisning every beat of the music can consider if their pocket money allows them. It sound's really good but constant hearing may cause some headach's due to its heavy bass and weight.
"Way over-priced"on by acep524
Pros The sound quality is average. If you like big and flashy these headphones could be for you
Cons Bose sells a pair of headphones with the same quality sound for 100-200$ less