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Beats by Dr. Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones

36% Positive Reviews
Rated #260 in Universal Fit

Posted

Pros: The cable is pretty cool and extremely resistant to tangling.

Cons: Feel odd when in ears, utterly barbaric quality.

Where to start?  I bought these in-ear headphones from Best Buy a while back.  They lasted me around 3 hours of total time out of the box before the left earphone began to produce crackled sounds and static.  I take incredibly good care of my belongings and my Apple In-Ear Headphones are still working fine after nearly 2 years of continuous use as my primary set of in-ears.  They did isolate sound a bit, but nothing about them made me want to continue using them.  Needless to say I returned them the next day.  Never before have I ever seen a headphone of such poor quality.

Posted

Left side stopped working after a day, not to mention they sound like any $5 earbuds. Avoid these and all beats unless you can get them free.

Posted

Pros: Portable, many accessories, good isolation, good design

Cons: Bad audio quality, bad value, okay comfort

So I got a pair of these before i knew anything about audio, and since now i do, i rarely ever listen to these, these have bad sound quality, the comfort is okay, but i really like the design i think its very unique. Also these do isolate very well i could every rarely hear anything when I'm listening to music with these on.

Overall these have bad value, not worth $149.99

Posted

Pros: Looks

Cons: Price, Value, Sound, and Durability

For me personally these are okay

 

Price -- I think these should be cheaper than they are priced. On the Apple website they are marked at $150 still but I think they are cheaper in the store. Anyways, they would be okay if they were $70 just because of the experience I had with them.

 

Pros:

They do come with a good carrying case, and a decent amount of tips to choose among.

They are good looking ear buds for sure. They look nice, color scheme is good. I love the red, white, and black. However that's about it.

 

Cons:

The main problem for me was comfort and sound.

Comfort: For me they stuck out of my ear too far and were constantly falling out.

Sounds: They sounded slightly better than the current apple Earpods, which cost less than 1/3 than the beats.

Cost: Overpriced

 

Value:

Honestly you are paying to have something that looks pretty. If you want to pay to have something that works and has the beats logo go for it. If you want something that sounds better, for less there are many options.

Posted

Pros: Nice colour

Cons: Static, tinny, left ear intermittent, absolutely overpriced

Purchased these after losing my old earphones, notice straight away they were an awkward fit in the ear. As soon as I turned on the music there was sever crackling in the left ear, thinking it was my iphone I switched to my iphone5, then my ipad and finally my computer. Each one the same tinny sound and intermittent crackling in the left ear. Took back to the store, they exchanged for a new set, took them home and same thing again except both ears were crackling and tinny.

 

Took back to store the guy had a listen on his machines and agreed absolutely. These have to be the most overpriced tat on the market. I switched to the slightly more expensive Bowers and Wilkins and they are so so much better.


Save your money do not buy.

Posted

Pros: Soooooo. Bad.

Cons: so very not good

I bought these as I'd lost my sennheiser in ear headphones, but needed something of reasonable quality (yeah right) in a hurry. Can I summarise? Wolf in sheep's clothing. Expensive, but really rather rubbish. Not a good fit, uncomfortable, and, for anyone who is lucky enough to own a set of reference headphones, and a decent hi-fi and decent speakers and, fancy that an inexpensive set of sennheiser headphones, really rather utter tosh So wish I'd just picked up those sony 3-23kHz headphones at half the price. Skip these. And ignore the, "hey I've just bought these, and they're wonderful" reviews. Yep. They're dross. Dr. Dross. Soooo Pants. Avoid. Or just go with the fashion, hey? Glad I helped.

#Update 2012-02-16. Well I may have posted this review after a few pints of Rioja, but I still stand by it. Please God do not buy these headphones - you are making some seriously untalented and/or unscrupulous people richer than they really ought to be. Thank you..

Posted

Pros: good sound quality

Cons: breaks very easily

I was very excited when i purchased this headphones. At first i used to carry them everywhere i went, and used them on all my devices to optimize my listening experience. after about 4 months i stopped carrying them everywhere and only used them when i needed them. just before i stopped carrying them around, i noticed that they would have static noises whenever i plugged them into any of my devices. after 6 months, i noticed that one of the ear pieces was no longer working properly. it would not work whenever i plugged them in to any device and normally had to re plug them in and press on the top to keep both ear pieces working properly. 

in short, they are very expensive headphones and one would expect them to work for a very long time considering their cost. but for them to have issues in less than 1 year, i would not recommend buying any other beats headphones especially the earpieces. they are just not worth it!

Posted

Pros: Cord is nice, decent in ear fit, looks great, I like the control talk

Cons: The sound quality!

I bought these a few days ago at Walmart. At first I thought they were broken, the treble was so far extended that it became shrill. After listening to these for 10 min I got a headache. I returned them and got another pair and i got the same sound again. I decided to let they burn in the rest of the afternoon and night. I tried them again the next day and they sounded almost the same with none of the shrillness removed. I've never had this problem with any iem I've ever owned and I've owned a lot of cheap ones. The bass was nice, but not $150 nice. I can see why people on here don't like them. Someone said they are like the abercrombie of headphones and I think they are right. The build quality seemed good except for the control talk which seemed a little flimsy.

Summery: Save your money. You can get better IEMs for a lower price such as the Shure 215 and S4i made by klipesh I think. If you just have to have the beats, get the Diddy Beats, i have them and they won't fatigue your ears like these do, just don't expect a lot from them. I'm returning these and going to check out the power beats tomorrow just for the hell of it. If someone gave me the beats tours, I'd give them back.

Best uses: decoration, AM radio, learning about ear fatigue

Posted

Pros: Flat cable, decent sound quality

Cons: Build quality

Alright I got these as a birthday present so that's why I put their value so high. Would I buy these myself after owning them for almost 2 years.... Probably not now, mainly beacuse my taste in music have changed a bit and now don't need as much bass. Now if you listen mainly to hip hop/rap, techno and stuff then these headphones will sound fine. That is if your lucky enough to get a pair that doesn't fall apart on you. The cable is pretty sturdy but the problem is with the glue they use to hold the earbuds together it can weaken and fall apart leaving the esrbuds hanging by two little wires. Now I would to mention that i just fixed it with some superglue and no more problems, but my brothers won't stay together even with superglue. If your wondering what part I'm talking abobout its right by where it says L and R. Now my order all score is only because I got these for free and they've lasted fairly long with only a bit of quality issues, the b's on the earbuds also fell off but I like how they look even more now, if I payed for them I'd probably give them 3 stars.

Posted

Pros: Good bass response, Good construction, Tangle-free flat cable, They look amazing

Cons: ControlTalk doesn't work with all phones, Hard to find a good seal

I know lots of users probably think these are crap, & you can get better earphones for the price, and I agree with them, you can get better sounding earphones for this price range but that doesn't matter to me, they work for what I use them for and they look far better than any other earphones available. Good SQ for me since I listen to mostly Rap/Hip-Hop music, Better bass response was my main focus point since that genre has lots of powerful lows & these handle it well, Other buds I've tried don't have the quality of these. Bass is far cleaner than most, mids are good & highs are clear. Monster does tune their Beats lineup for stronger bass so flat response is not what you get with these.

 

Build Quality seems good to me, never had a problem with them, I've heard & read reviews from a lot of people complaining about them breaking easily or in a very short time period but that's just not true for mine, I really like the flat cable, staying true to Monster's word, they don't tangle ever. I use them everyday and even when out biking or I'm at the gym and they are still fine, not a problem build-wise. Just to be safe when I bought them I got the extended warranty @ Best Buy for 20$ but I don't think I'll be needing it anytime soon.

 

I bought the model with the ControlTalk and my complaints are about the mic. Why can't they make it a Mic1 that works on every phone with a 3.5mm jack instead of the Apple Mic3 that works only with the iPhone/iPod/iPad? On the box it does say they work with BlackBerry, But sometimes when I use them with my BlackBerry it doesn't recognize the mic. Sometimes it will, sometimes it won't, I don't know if its my phone or the headphones but still, its irritating when you have to keep unplugging and plugging them back in until it recognizes the mic & pause/play functions.

 

The earphones are very long and do go very deep in your ear, and for some reason I cannot get any of the eartips included to fit and stay in comfortably for longer than a few hours. Either the smaller ones fall out after awhile or the bigger ones put excessive pressure on my ear canals causing pain, I've never had this problem with any set of earphones before but I am looking at getting different foamtips for these that should help with my fit problems.

 

Other than those 2 small problems that I can deal with overall they do the job I want them to do & look far better than any other earbuds I've ever come across.

 

*UPDATE: Fixed the issues with my BlackBerry, turns out it was a small problem with the way I was inserting it into the phone, kinda weird if you ask me but now it works fine with my BlackBerry Bold. And I now use Comply T-400's with the Beats and they are by far a welcome improvement, more balanced SQ, and even better sound isolation and way more comfortable.

Beats by Dr. Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones
Description:

Beats Tour delivers sound so big; you would think you had speakers in your ears. Newly developed in-ear speaker technologies reproduce clear natural vocals, detailed highs, and deep powerful bass without distortion. Wired with high-performance Monster Cable, Beats Tour delivers sound performance never before achieved in any earphone. Beats Tour also features the world's first tangle-free earphone cable. While earphones are convenient, taking the time to untangle them is not.Most in-ear headphones simply cut off the low end of your music because they simply can't reproduce low audio frequencies. It took well over three years to develop and fine-tune the technology that makes Beats Tour bass so big, you'll think we put a subwoofer in your head. Dr. Dre would have it no other way.Beats Tour in-ear noise isolation cuts external noise for a better music experience than traditional earbuds. Beats Tour includes five pairs of earbud tips: three pairs of cone tips and two pairs of triple-layered tips for the most comfortable, secure fit that isolates you from unwanted external noise. With Beats Tour, you'll hear everything no matter how loud the rest of the world is. Most earphones don't have the power to play music at the volume some music lovers like us prefer. The large high-efficiency drivers and magnetic technology have been custom engineered to play loud without distortion so you can hear every note. Beats Tour delivers power and clarity that reveals the emotion in your music. The Sound Check feature on your iPod balances playback levels so all your music tracks play at a consistent volume. But if the volume difference between tracks is large enough, ordinary earbuds may not play tracks with Sound Check loud enough. Beats Tour drivers were engineered so you have all the power you need to rock out even with Sound Check on.The Beats Tour cable features Monster's patented magnetic flux tube and Mi

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandMonster
EAN0050644497612
FeatureProtected by a three-year Monster warranty
Height7.68 inches
Length5.51 inches
Weight0 pounds
Width1.97 inches
LabelMonster
List Price$179.95
ManufacturerMonster
Material TypePlastic
Material Type Set ElementPlastic
ModelMH BEATS IE
MPNMH BEATS IE
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherMonster
StudioMonster
TitleBeats by Dr. Dre Tour High-Resolution In-Ear Headphones from Monster
UPC050644497612
Batteries Included1
FormatCD
Hardware PlatformPC
Warranty1 year warranty
Special FeaturesBeats Tour high resolution headphones are designed to reveal the full sound of today's digital music, including sonically demanding hip hop, rock, and R&B that crush ordinary earbuds. Advanced full-power speaker design is engineered to accurately reproduce clear natural vocals, detailed highs, and deep powerful bass without distortion. Wired with high performance Monster cable, Beats Tour delivers the sound of full-sized pro headphones in a convenient earbud design. Earbuds are convenient, t
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