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Studio Beats by Dre Headphones Review
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Written by Luis Rocha   
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These headphones really need no introduction, but I’ll have to write one for the sake of this review. Today’s young people are about two things: style and music. Style has always been our niche but since the inception of the iPod music has become a staple of  just about every person’s life. The Studio Beats by Dre are the top of Monster’s current series of beats headphones with a hefty pricetag to match.  The real question is if their worth it?


Product by: Monster Cable

Price: $350.00

Closer Look:

 



Features:
    •    Combines extra-large speaker drivers and a high-power digital amplifier
    •    Powered isolation technology actively cuts external noise
    •    Built-in answer button and microphone
    •    Plush ear cushions with ultra-soft breathable materials
    •    Made with a scratch-resistant gloss finish
    •    Very cool integrated mute button.

Specifications:
    •    Weight: 260 grams
    •    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
    •    Maximum output: 115dB
    •    Requires two AAA batteries (included)
    •     Headphone cable length: 1.3 meters

Testing
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Conclusions:

It is unquestionable that the Studio Beats by Dre have an absolutely phenomenal quality of sound.  Not only that, but they also LOOK phenomenal. These over-the-ear headphones look, sound, and are expensive. So the question has never been “are they good?”, rather “are they worth it?”.

My personal answer? Yes. I have a passionate love for many forms of music and the Beats mame them all sound phenomenal. From techno’s thumping bass and exotic textures to death metal’s unforgiving kick-drum and chunky guitar chugs everything sounds amazing. I almost feel compelled to listen to my entire music library again as you always discover something in a song you’ve never heard before. I also love that these headphones are a fashion-statement. They evoke envy and turn heads anywhere you go. They do have their shortcomings, particularly with concerns of overall comfort and questionable durability- but the one year warranty will l take care of you and many brick-and-mortar stores offer extended protections plans.

But for these to truly feel worthy of the price you must be a lover of music AND fashion. If you only love music then you can find something with similar sound for a cheaper price. If you only love fashion then you would scoff at the idea of paying this much for a pair of headphones, no matter how hot they look. Even if you think they’re overpriced once you get your Beats you will NEVER look back.

Pros
    •    Fantastic, balanced sound. Bass thumps but isn’t muddy.
    •    Lot’s of extras are included
    •    Unmistakable style
    •    The mute button is an awesome innovation
Cons
    •    Price
    •    Not the most comfortable or portable headphones
    •    Some songs (mainly hi-hats and other brass percussion components) sound harsh.
    •    Answer button on included cable is very wonky at first, though you get used to it.

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