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Headphones item created by , May 5, 2010
Pros - Nice Cable, Design, Isolation, OK Sound
Cons - Muddy bass, recessed mids, worries about Durability
So i got these just for kicks, $23 USD. i wasn't expecting much, but when i opened the box it came with the case! the headphones, weirdly, looked legit. Comfort was a bit short, because of the length, but when i got a good fit, the isolation was good. the flat cable and "dope" stylin' were pluses too. Even more, the ControlTalk feature worked perfectly. Ok, so i thought, the sound must be crap. i was wrong. when i listened to the LEGIT beats tour, they produced really heavy bass, really recessed mids, and half a ton of sibilance. Amazingly, these got rid of the sibilance issues, and also reduced the bass. Yes, the mids were still recessed, and clarity could be better, but for the price, these are a stone-cold steal. soundstage was fairly average. besides comfort, the other issue i had is future durability problems. i heard many people's broke, let's see if these hold up. i can't wait to see the comments on this review, most of which are gonna say "TROLL" and stuff like that
Conclusion: for a pair of fakes, these are great. obviously, they don't hold a candle to my other earphones, such as Shure SE215 and Sony XBA-1, but ohwells. i'll try to post pics when i have time.
Pros - Portable
Cons - (Read the full review to see all)
When I bought it:
When I bought the beats tour by Dr. Dre I was impressed at the sound quality and the comfort. I was used to using my standard Apple headphones that came with my iPod so it was a big difference from that.
What comes in the box:
3 pairs of standard Monster designed eartips
Two pairs of different size triple layer "Airlocks"
Quick start guide
Tangle free cable
Microphone for hands free calling
It came with different sizes of earbuds so it can fit perfectly into my ear. The comfort was pretty good until I lost one of the earpieces. When I lost one of my earpieces I went one size up from that and all it did was fall out over and over and over again.
The quality of this was at first perfect (compared to my Apple headphones but after 2-3 months it started
getting all static-y in the left earpiece and was a major difference from what I heard before. Also after it went back to normal I was going to change the earpieces and as soon as I put it back on it was static-y on the left earpiece AGAIN! And a week after that the left ear just wouldn't work.
This headphone would only be good for people who don't really know good sound quality and just want to make a fashion statement (along with all of the other Beats products by Dr. Dre.)
The control bar on the right earpiece sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't. It says at apple.com that it's not compatible with a PC so if you are going to listen to music or just watch youtube videos on your PC THIS HEADPHONE IS NOT FOR YOU. It's only compatible with iPhone, and iPhones 3G-4S, all iPod models, iPad 1-3. I bought mine from Apple which means that it is guaranteed that it's not a fake. Also the earpieces collect a lot of earwax (gross I know) so whenever you take the earplugs out of you ears you might see a lot of "yellow stuff."
Buying this is not worth the price that it's set on ($160). I think that it's only that much because of the brand name and because it's by Dr. Dre.
The Beats by Dr. Dre was a good headphone at first but I later changed my mind to just sticking to the standard Apple headphones. So to anyone reading this
Don't buy this headphone!