iBeats Headphones with ControlTalk From Monster® - In-Ear Noise Isolation - Black

General Information

The iPod, iPhone and iPad let you take your music and media with you in the most convenient, intuitive way ever designed, and iBeats are the perfect complement. Using advanced Monster technology, the delivering full-range HD sound in a simple yet stylish look, with state-of-the-art construction that assures they will last. With iBeats, experience everything you’ve been missing - hearing it all in style. Specially Designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Advanced engineering reproduces high resolution sound from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod for a listening experience other buds are unequipped to deliver. Solid Metal Housing for the Purest Sound Possible Precision-machined single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sonic artifacts from tainting your listening experience. Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calls and Online Chats ControlTalk's built-in mic lets you talk hands-free on your iPhone or music phone. It even works with online voice or video chats on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Control iPhone and iPod the Easy Way ControlTalk gives you on-cable playback control of your iPad, iPhone or iPod, including pause, next track and volume. Noise Isolation Sealed in-ear construction and multiple eartip designs block out external noise so you hear more of the fine details in your music and less outside noise. Custom Fit Everyone's ear canals are different, so we give you multiple sizes to experiment with. Find the fit that's most comfortable, noise-isolating, and secure for you.

Latest reviews

Pros: Deep, thumpy bass, fantastic isolation, comfortable (for me)
Cons: Very recessed mids, non universal inline controls
So I'm relatively new to the world of high end headphones, and I've started by experimenting with over the ear cans, I'll move onto IEMs eventually, but I feel like these guys get a bad rap.
As for what I like, I like to listen to my electronic music, so the bright (and not overshadowed) highs and thumpy bass make for a good, enjoyable time. I wish the mids were as present, but this is a Beats product after all, so know what you are getting. These aren't for audiophiles. I also have to say that the collection of tips is a mixed bag. For one, it allows you to find a great fit that can really enhance the sound, but you have to spend some time testing each pair, almost every pair sounded like crap for me, until I tried the larger of the 3 level dome tips, they fit like a glove, never fall out, and really enhance the sound. They also isolate the outside world and have next to zero sound leakage. I can have these at full blast and the person in the car next to me won't even know I'm listening to anything, and as for road/airplane noise, forget about it.
I've read a few people saying they have low build quality, and it's possible I got a unicorn, but these have been my main in ear phones for almost 2 years now and they still look brand new, and sound just as good as day one. I've had no cable issues of any kind.
I wish the inline controls were better, they worked fine on my iPods, but since I've moved over to my S4 for all my mobile listening, the controls/mic don't function at all, so keep that in mind.
Outside of that, these are great if you want a relatively cheap pair of headphones that sound decent, will block out outside noise, and have bass to spare. As far as a quality:price ratio goes, I'd liken these to the Skullcandy Ink'd, which in my opinion are a great option for a $15 pair of headphones, so long as you are willing to replace them ever 6-12 months. These are a bit of an upgrade in sound quality and build quality, and last a heck of a lot longer, so long as you pay.
Pros: Almost flat EQ with a kick in the low end, well defind low end.
Cons: Fit issues for some ( not me ), cable can tangle, no right angle jack.
Ahh Beats by Dre, the love em, hate em headphones. Well for these little guys its a love em kind of relationship for me the cheapest of the beats range yet they still manage to pack more punch then most, they have the classic beats sound but it seems to be much more refined from something like the Solo HD's, the bass is tighter and goes deeper, the mids are clear, not crystal but more like the glass on the front window of a car, some will look and find it muddy while others look and see a freshly clean car window. The highs are there but sometimes to forward and can get fatiguing.
Overall build quality is as to be expected, Its good but not perfect, the buds themselves are incases in a full metal housing and some rubber finishings with the standard assortments of ear tips to match, the cable is thin yet stronger then it should be for the price, compared to Monstercables own flagship the Monster Turbines the Ibeats has a better cable, its slightly thinker from the yoke to the jack which helps to reduce tangle, while the other end from the yoke to the buds is still thin and can tangle and sometimes bend which I suspect might cause damage over time, the yoke is plastic but its well made and its light it also has a cable management slider which works well and helps to reduce the weight of the cable hanging around your neck. The jack is a well make mostly metal straight jack with some strain relief on the end to assist the cable and give it some flex.
Time to Wrap this review up, Ibeats by Dre are a decent pair of earbuds, well worth the small price tag for a Beats produce and a good choice for first time upgrading from any iphone buds or other cheap buds that's you think might do. These guys will last you along time if you take care of them, they might have some flaws like fitment issues and cable strength but both can be dealt with.
I rate this product a 8/10 and would recommend to a friend or buy as a gift.
Pros: Bass! Good amount (i am a basshead what i consider bassy may vary) Thats about it.....i guess you can toss cosmetics in too
Cons: Mids,Highs,Fit (terrible for this reason)
When i bought my HTC Sensation XE( Rezound if you live in america) they came with a repackaged Ibeats they look amazing and have controls for andriod. They have bass (and a good amount) but like all of the beats product(except the Pros) the mids are recessed and the highs are sharp. With a treble booster i found that music sounds so much better, Mids are drowned (ever so slightly but not completly). Fit:if you dont get a good fit they will sound like 2$ ear buds so figet around) 
Sound: 7(if you like bass) 4(if you're looking for clarity god help you wrong brand)
Asthetics:10 (as with beats they always win in this department)
Durability:8 (The drivers are housed in metal)
Price:frowning2:cant really rate this as it came with my phone)
Summary:These are nice looking IEMs but like the saying don't judge a book by its cover and that's very true here. These are great if you pay in the 50-60usd(most i would pay) range,They are great looking but are not ment for Audiophiles they are ment for the "new age" of music like pop,rap,hip hop.would i reccomend them? maybe if you listen to bassy songs yes if no i would point you to Etymotic.


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