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Dr. Dre Premium Headphones Beats Studio (Black)

  • From the Manufacturer
    High-Performance Headphones from One of the Biggest Names in Music
    "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."- Dr. Dre
    Product Details Summary:
    Headphones features a built-in microphone and control which will allow you to pause your music and have a conversation on your MP3-enabled cell.
    headphones features active noise-cancellation to combat persistent background noise, such as that experienced on a plane. This requires the use of batteries that are housed within the unit.
    Features a single stereo cable that runs through one side of the headphone. This cable can be removed and replaced if the cord ever breaks or if a longer length than what is provided is needed.
    The Headphones collapse in three sections, making them fit snugly into a protective carrying case (included).
    Has a built-in mute switch to allow you to cut the music to the headphones if you need to hear external noise.
    Beats features highly advanced materials and construction to deliver a new level of audio accuracy and clarity. A high-power digital amplifier, Beats delivers an unprecedented combination of super deep bass, smooth undistorted highs, and crystal clear vocals.

    Less Noise, More Music With Powered Isolation.
    Today's digital audio recording technology gives music more detail than ever before. Unfortunately, the details get easily lost in today's noisy world: on the street, on the bus, on the plane. The best listening experience isn't just about what you hear, but what you don't. Monster's powered isolation technology actively cuts external noise, so you experience all the rich details of your favorite artists.

Recent Reviews

  1. FenderBender
    Good for office not as good for pure enjoyment.
    Written by FenderBender
    Published Oct 19, 2012
    Pros - Comfort, noice cancel, detachable cable, remote
    Cons - price, warm to wear long periods, batteries for operation.
    First of all I have to begin with that I'm pretty happy with them.
    Got them to get decent sound when working in an open landscape environment.
    I would never spend 300$, got them for almost half that price when monster had some factory refurbished for sale. That was a good deal since the felt and looked brand new. Maybe its just their way to do some price diversification!?
    What I like : Nice canceling is great in an office environment. The detachable cable in both ends is great too. Many times it has saved the equipment and first cable was a bit loose so I complained and got another one. This way you can get away cheeper if you mess up or get a broken cable like me. When talking about cables the one with microphone and remote is an awesome combo with MacBook. I did not even think about it but when I plug it in I can use the microphone and also volume and skip songs. Just that thing is so great because you can go from listening to music to do a Skype or Facetime in an instance.
    The bad: price unless you get a deal. Sound quality is more in a 100$ range competition but not bad as such. It just could have been better. The biggest upset is that you can not listen if the 2 AAA run out of steam. Why not having a bypass like many others do? Also they tend to get quite warm to wear after 1h or so.
    1. XxDobermanxX
      Good review ... garbage headphones
      XxDobermanxX, Oct 19, 2012
  2. JonnyRocket
    The Abercrombie of headphones
    Written by JonnyRocket
    Published Aug 2, 2012
    Pros - Looks cool, Comfortable, Has control Talk, Folds up
    Cons - See below
    I'm going to write two reviews.  The first is for the person who comes across this site and has to have the Beats.  The second is for everyone else.
    Do you buy all your clothes from Abercrombie and Finch?  Is sound quality a distant second in the things you look for when buying headphones?  Do the rims on your car cost more than the car itself??  Then these are for you!!  Welcome to the Beats by Dre Studio headphones!  These are what everyone including your favorite athletes and celebrities are wearing.  We all know rappers make much better headphones than traditional headphone companies and with these you will be able to listen to your favorite music, just the way Dre does.  These phones are off the chain!!  They come with 2 cords, a nice box, some papers, batteries, a 1/4 adaptor and an airplane adaptor.  These Beats are fashionable and heads will turn when your rockin these cans down the street.  The sound leakage is so awesome that they will also be able to hear every word of what your listening too, but who cares bro?  Just like the Black Eyed Peas, you'll be rockin dem Beats an they probably want to listen to what your listening to anyway!  So do yourself a favor and grab a pair of studios cause these cans is just what the Dr. ordered!
    Review 2
    The good:
      These are lightweight and comfortable.  They have a Control Talk wire which is convient and They fold up nice.
    The bad:
      The sound leakage is atrocious.  At 60% volume, not only can my roommate 12 feet away hear the music, he can understand the words.  These come with an airplane adaptor, but you would need to listen to you music at really low listening levels to be able to use these on a plane.  These are my first set of cans and I really didn't expect them to be as bad in sound quality as they are.  My turbine Golds sound better in everyway when compared to these and they are in ears and were $20 less.  Im not going to comment on the sound since others with more experiance have.  One fatal flaw in these and something to think about in the overall cost of the product is they require batteries to operate.  There is no pass-through switch to turn off the noise canceling function.  The Beats also have no auto-shutoff of this function if you forget to switch off the noise canceling feature. Which means if you forget to shut your Studios off, the batteries die and since the batteries are dead, you cannot listen to your music.  What kind of since does this make?  Welcome to the Beats by Dre Studios.  I would not recommend these unless you can get them for $130 USD or less.  On a side note, Ive read that a lot of the Studios have the screws comming out and people don't know what kind screwdriver is used.  It's a Torque 5 (from the website).
    Best uses:  Ear warmers, showing everyone how well marketing works.
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    2. JonnyRocket
      Thanks guys!
      JonnyRocket, Sep 2, 2012
    3. Nec3
      You so got me there halfway through the paragraph, nice intro ;]
      Nec3, May 6, 2013
    4. SimonReborn
      I read the first part and I was so excited that I ran to the store immediately and bought them! I´d assume the second part being was about how awesome & cool these are! WOHOO, I´M SO FRESH, YOU CAN SUCK MY NUTZ!
      SimonReborn, Jun 15, 2013
  3. syNRG
    The most over-rated headphones ever
    Written by syNRG
    Published Apr 1, 2012
    Pros - Style, Noise cancellation
    Cons - Leakage. SQ
    In terms of SQ i know these are some of the worst headphones ever. The amount of bass is unbelievable and audio reproduction is a disgrace.
    The looks are definitely there. I bought mine years ago and sold them recently. I got mine before they were "cool" and definitely regretted the poor choice. 
    For $300, they sound like cheap headphones with over done bass.
    Comfort was ok. Nothing special. After a while they would begin to hurt my head due to pressure. The ear cups were soft and so was the top, but still too tight. Nothing compared to my Brainwavz HM5.
    In conclusion:
    don't buy these. Buy some sennheiser or get a set of M50s i know sound a lot better than these 
    1. Kossinater101
      Lol your are sooooo right, I decided to get the Ms1i.
      Kossinater101, Apr 2, 2012
    2. 00MusicLover00
      Won these in the arcade, selling them straight away :D
      00MusicLover00, Apr 2, 2012
  4. YairTzi
    Not worth buying
    Written by YairTzi
    Published Feb 17, 2012
    Tried these for few hours - muddy bass, low separation, boomy.
    The good: Comfy and good noise isolation.
  5. alvincapalad
    Unbiased review on Beats Studio headphones
    Written by alvincapalad
    Published Jan 23, 2012
    Pros - Eye-candy, good for noisy environments, comfortable
    Cons - Build quality needs improvement, not for serious listeners or purist, marketing should be for general consumers, overpriced
    Since I haven't seen any fair reviews on the Monster Beats Studio headphones, I will be making an unbiased straight-forward review on this pair of cans.
    First, I've read alot of bashing with this set of cans. I thought the sound quality of this set of cans is fairly decent and a guilty pleasure for bass-heads. If you are an audiophile enjoying your music in a silent room, then this headphones aren't meant for you. I thought that this headphones is good for noisy environments (i.e. djing in a club, riding a train, strolling the city), right amount of noise cancelling which will not lead you to getting hit by a car [​IMG]
    The marketing of Beats headphones should be for general consumers not pros or audiophiles, that said let's not get ahead of ourselves.
    I thought Monster and Dre just used the wrong branding for this set of cans, it shouldn't be named as "Studio" for one, that is probably why it is not getting any love from audiophiles. Another thing, it is overpriced for the overall value of the product.
    So let's get started with the review.
    I'll be doing two sets of reviews per category one for general consumers and for audiophiles.
    Design: I thought Beats Studio has one of best good-looking headphones I've seen, it has an Applesque design, minimalistic, and a glossy finish. Unfortunately, Monster have sacrificed too much of its build quality over its design. As an industrial designer myself, I would've prefered a matted ABS-plastic over the scratcheable glossy-finish although Monster claimed it has a scratch-free coating. No amount of coating will prevent scratches when it is being dropped.
    Build Quality: As I have discussed earlier with the design, they have sacrificed too much aesthetics for its build quality. In just a month's use, the outer screws of this headphones are getting loose. The solution? Swap the inner screws with the outer screws and tighten them up with a T5 screw driver. Another issue is the headband. The base of the headband is made out of very thin plastic, if you have a fairly large cranium, over time it will break; there is too much stress for that thin plastic to withstand it. I've seen Youtube videos of users pulling the headband horizontally and it wouldn't break, of course it wouldn't. But, say in 6-12 month's use, it will have this hairline cracks that will ultimately cause it to break. Overall, the build quality needs improvement.
    Comfort: One of the most comfortable headphones that I've used. The ear cushions are so soft, the head padding are thin, but you wouldn't feel a thing.
    Sound Quality: For general consumers, who just wants to have fun, enjoy fine design and have money to burn then this headphones are for you. But, if you are in a tight budget, then I would't recommend this cans at all. 
    Setting the cost aside and purely judging this set of cans with its sound quality, this headphones are fun to listen too. Since I do work as a Club DJ from time to time, you would appreciate a headphone that you can actually hear in a very noisy environment. It doesn't have the swivelling features of other DJ headphones, but you can just wear and take it off for cueing.
    For outside use with fair amount of noise, the noise cancelling feature is good enough. You don't want to block out all the noise as you might get hit by a car. 
    Now we got to the AUDIOPHILES:
    For audiophiles, if you are listening in your quiet room, this set of cans is ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR YOU. The bass of this thing is overwhelming. It has an electronic sounding bass, not very natural. 
    If you listen to it intently, it is fairly detailed with its mids and highs; however, because of the overwhelming bass it muffles the sound. Quick fix, of course is play with your EQ and remove the bass. The highs are extended, when you hear percussions, cymbals or claps, they very well extend to the next note which is not good when you want absolute detail.
    For studio use, not recommended. Too much sound leaking, highs are extended and bass aren't natural sounding.
    Cost: For consumers and audiophiles alike, this set of cans are overpriced. I think the price of this cans should be in the range of $80 to $130. But, if you have money to burn, and just wants to have overwhelming bass and something you could use in the noisy streets or if you are a club DJ wanting style, then go ahead buy the cans. Not recommended for serious listeners (audiophiles and music producers)
    I would rate this cans 6/10. It is an eye-candy, bad build quality (cannot take abuse), good enough beats for people on the go (not for serious listeners), overpriced (but for those who have money go ahead and buy it).
    For people who wants fun, flash, style, definitely for urban living who has money to burn. Not for serious listeners, purist, audiophiles.
    For people hating the headphones, I'll make this simple. If you give an Audio-Technica M50s to say, general consumers then they might not like the sound of it because of its warmth, which us audiophiles love it. If we audiophiles get Beats Studio or Bose headphones, we don't like because of its lacking detail. 
    Bottom line, there is a headphone for everyone. So we must look at that fine line, objectively. And, stop all these pop-culture hating. The Studios might be their ticket to the Audiophiles' world, then they might discover the M50s, HD800s, the Grados :)
    Blessed are those who wear fine headphones, for theirs is the sound of heaven [​IMG]
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    2. XxDobermanxX
      Lol the last line killed it
      XxDobermanxX, Jul 5, 2012
    3. 50SEVEN
      "The Studios might be their ticket to the Audiophiles' world, then they might discover the M50s, HD800s, the Grado"

      I agree with this statement completely, as it is my story. My friend had/has a pair that I used to listen to during lunch. At that point they WERE the best headphones I had used, I love bass. They got me interested in getting a pair of great headphones, but not wanting to copy my friend, I went and looked into other headphones. I have had my Sennhieser HD600s for 2 years next week. I absolutely love them. As for the Beats, they are good, but the price is a bit high, and by now, they are so common that their fashion is dull. (My friend got them when they were new on the market.)
      50SEVEN, Dec 15, 2012
    4. MarcosRV
      I totally understand your no-hate speech, but on the other side these headphones deserve a little hate, too. They deserve to be hated because of what they represent. The Monster Beats acquired a status of "great headphones", the kind of thing you look for if you have money and want the best thing available in the market, which we know is far from true. Wealthy kids are using this and thinking they are reaching the musical nirvana, and poor kids want the Beats thinking they'll achieve that same experience. Any situation when the real knowledge of a subject is covered up by deceitful and shallow propaganda must be teared down. You say regular people might like the Beats, but those same people is able to get away from the "regular" and improve listening experience with little money and become an "audiophile". If improvement is easy and affordable, there's no reason to keep someone at the dumber level just for the sake of marketing.
      MarcosRV, Feb 11, 2013
  6. LazBro123
    Written by LazBro123
    Published Jan 5, 2012
    Pros - Looks nice, comfortable
    Cons - Sounds muddy, active noise cancelling sucks, cheap plastic, OVERPRICED
    DO NOT BUY THESE. I tried these out for 10 minutes at the Apple store, and I was disgusted by the muddy sound. For 300 dollars, there are so many better options than this trash. Cheap plastic is used and the ANC is terrible. On a positive note, these look really cool and are comfortable.
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    2. PointyFox
      Bose IE2 and Triport 2 are actually good for their prices. The Bose OE and QC aren't very good though. Skullcandy and Beats are terribly muddy, same goes with those headphones at Brookstone that are supposed to "enhance" speech. Yick.
      PointyFox, Jan 5, 2012
    3. PointyFox
      I haven't tried the aviators but heard they're decent.
      PointyFox, Jan 5, 2012
    4. Closingracer
      I tried the Aviators with the Demo music supplied at some stores and my own (using mp3 since Flac would just take a ton of space I don't currently have) and they sound great and are actually worth the price point in my opinion....  As far as stylish goes I actually think the V-moda Cans ( the LP/LP2/M-80/M100) look a lot cooler on my head then the beats ever will and sound great ( I have the LP and at 100 dollars and a TON of burn in worth the price I paid for them )
      Closingracer, Oct 3, 2013
  7. SilverS
    Don't buy these hahaha :D
    Written by SilverS
    Published Nov 15, 2011
    Pros - None
    Cons - Expensive
    You know what, yeah you're all right, Beats suck! Woo bandwagoning! :D
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    2. Austin Morrow
      Crystal clear? Hmm. Don't think I agree with that one in the slightest. Actually, the exact opposite, they're pretty thick to my ears.
      Austin Morrow, Nov 19, 2011
    3. SilverS
      Bought them used, that's why I didn't pay full price...
      SilverS, Nov 19, 2011
    4. inthere
      Silver S: if you bought them used, you got fakes. Look it up on YouTube
      inthere, Apr 29, 2013
  8. Kevin Liddle
    Written by Kevin Liddle
    Published Oct 15, 2011
    Pros - Nice bass
    Cons - Has no clear voice, not isolated, over price, not noise-cancelling
    My friend first bought it and then he regreted alot of times, only good thing about the beats are bass but nothing else
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    2. sailorman
      Are Studios actually $400? I thought that was the price of the "Pros".
      sailorman, Oct 15, 2011
    3. Parall3l
      The Studio are only $300 in the USA, some times cheaper on Amazon. The Pros are $400 retail, some times cheaper on Amazon as well. The Studios can be even more overpriced in countries such as Australia, where the Studios are being sold at nearly $500 USD
      Parall3l, Oct 15, 2011
    4. bcasey25raptor
      That video is no longer credible. The studios though bad are still much better built then this. I tried to slightly break them at best buy when the employees weren't looking. They are not as weak as everyone here claims them to be. But the extender is screwed in and all that is needed for there to be issues is for the screws to fall out. I can see that happening with extended use.
      bcasey25raptor, Oct 15, 2011
  9. ShadowStalker
    Cool Headphones, Not Worth the Price
    Written by ShadowStalker
    Published Feb 6, 2011
    Pros - Look cool, decent bass, kept ears warm in -15 degree weather
    Cons - Expensive, bass overpowers a lot of music
    While I am not an expert on headphones by any means, I just recently started producing my own music and decided to try these out. I couldn't BELIEVE how expensive these were. Quality seemed cheap, after reading other reviews I was very afraid to drop them. I was not thrilled with having to turn them on and off and have extra batteries around. I am not sure if that is how most higher end headphones are or what.
    My recommendation, don't buy a pair of headphones because they look cool. I listen to House music all day long and these cans didn't thrill me. Glad I stumbled across this forum so that I can make a more educated decision on my next pair.


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