Beats by Dr. Dre Pro Detox Edition Over Ear Headphone from Monster

Rating:
2.5/5,
  1. KodaO
    Detox by Dre
    Written by KodaO
    Published Sep 18, 2012
    2.5/5,
    Pros - Build Quality, style (I personally love black), FIRST CONTROLLED CAN ON THE Beats line
    Cons - Rediculously over-priced (obviously), terribly uncomfortable, stitching was awful...
    First off, I will once again start off by saying that this is an honest review and I will not be talking from the typical audiophile's opinion on the Beats line.

    Out of the box, the headphones sounded bland.. And I mean like they had no soundstage at all.. I could not distinguish any any difference between them and the Studios..

    After 20~ hours of burn in, the sound quality improved slightly, a nice falt response with the famous emphasis on bass.. Mids were warm and precise, vocals we're welcoming, and the highs were crisp, almost shrill..

    The sound was almost the same to me as a pair of M50's..

    Build quality on the other hand is almost too good.. They are so heavy, I almost feel that their weight would kill them if dropped... Just a nervous tick I suppose but yeah...

    My BIGGEST ANNOYANCE with the Beats line is the fact that they refuse to give any specs on their cans...

    Bottom line... Do NOT pay the retail price... I got these from my friend as a gift.. And I plan on selling them soon as I can.. They just aren't worth having other than having a fashion accessory...

    I would not recommend these headphones to friends or family
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    2. cb3723
      If you can afford them, though now discontinued, but still available as standard pro models - go for it!  These cans pack a serious punch and will delight basshead fans.  Built like a tank with rotating arms for DJ use.  One of my favourite cans in my collection for sure.
      cb3723, Jun 1, 2014
    3. cb3723
      On a side note - I also own the Audio Technica ATH-M50's which are a much cheaper credible alternative, though with less bass.  Between the two which do I reach for the most?  Without question, my Detox Pro's.
      cb3723, Jun 1, 2014
    4. cb3723
      Edit: if the stitching was "awful" as this reviewer states was such on the pair he/she reviewed - then they have reviewed FAKE product and as such this review beats zero reflection on genuine Monster Beats DETOX Pro. I own genuine original product of this headphone and the stitching is perfect in every way. If you just take a look on YTube there are hundreds of videos comparing "replica" ie counterfeit versions of this headphone which show a multitude of levels of quality within fake DETOX some look obvious copies and some look virtually like the real thing - as this reviewer appears to have been gifted, but like most counterfeit product, there's always a flaw somewhere which gives up fact that they are indeed fake, and in this case it appears to be the stitching. Also beat in mind that it is reported that there are more fake DETOX cans in existence than there are genuine DETOX. This headphone is now discontinued and only available on the second user market where fakes are plentiful for the unsuspecting and also available from online Asian "replica" fake manufacturers - buyer beware!
      cb3723, Jul 13, 2014