Beats by Dr. Dre – HD Studio Noise cancelling Over Ear Headphones
Beats Studio headphones are engineered to reveal the full crisp and clear sound that digital, high definition sound has to offer. Even the most demanding rock, hip hop and R&B music sounds sonically better through Beats Studio by Dr. Dre’s Hi Def headphones. The speaker design features state of the art, advanced technology with noise canceling technology that cuts external noise and includes powered amplification to bring home the deep bass tones and clarity of the music.
The Beats Studio headphones feature an adjustable head band for a comfortable fit. The headphones have 2 spacious ear cups with breathable, plush cushions for comfortable listening, as well as, the iSonitalk cable complete with an answer button and mic that turns Beats Studio into a two way head set for the iPhones or other music related phones.
Beats Studio headphones were developed to fix the eco system of sound. They are the conduit that brings the emotion of sound to the listener in the way the music was recorded. The quality of the headphones enhances the digital music and flattens out any distortion that may creep into the music because of the way digital sound works and is recorded. Beats Studios brings high fidelity where it belongs and that is in the music that brings nothing but joy to the world.
The Beats Studio headphones are battery operated. When the headphones are turned on, a red light appears, indicating the unit is on and the battery power is strong. As the battery winds down, the light will turn to amber indicating diminishing battery power and the user better have replacement batteries on hand. There is room in the headphone carrying case for 2 sets of extra batteries. The length of battery life and how often they are replaced depends on the brand of battery used, the amount of time the headphones are on and and if the headphones are turned off after a listening session is complete. The wise person will buy the required size batteries in bulk if lengthy listening sessions are anticipated and to be sure to have fresh power on hand whenever the urge to listen to music arises.
The strength of the battery also has some bearing on the quality of sound delivered through the headphones. It is not always wise or even recommended to let the batteries wear down to nothing to assure the listener of clear, crisp rock and roll sound. If the headphones are going to be stored for any length of time, it is recommended to remove the batteries to avoid corrosion in place.
The Beats Studio headphones should be used in a dry environment. Using them in the liquid elements will cause damage to head phones as well as the inner workings of the headphones. Wipe the headphones with the included monster cloth after every use and make sure they are stored in a dry, cool place. The headphones should be kept in their case when not in use and not left where they can be damaged. If the user takes care of the Beats, the Beats will take care of the user.
What’s in the Box?
Dr. Dre’s Beats Studio headphone kit is contained in a big, red box. The big, red box contains everything the hardcore audiophile and even the occasional listener needs for the state of the art listening experience. The kit includes a rigidly built tour case that holds the foldable headphones for easy transport and storage when not in use and the advanced monster headphone cable that features Quadripole 4 twisted pair construction that reduces signal loss for better clarity and sound balance. The set also contains a 1/4” adapter that allows the user to transform the 1/8” Beats Studio connection to a ¼” connection to use with AV receivers, pro sound boards and other plug in options. The adapter is made of 24K gold for maximum signal transfer and for corrosion elimination.
The inclusion of the iSonitalk cable with answer button was pure genius. It allows the user to take calls with an iPhone or other music related phones. To keep your Beats Studio headphones clean and germ free, the Monster Cleaning Cloth made with Aegis microbe shield is also included. It is recommended to wipe down the headphones, especially the ear cushions, after every use.
The Beats Studio headphone kit includes everything necessary for the most excellent sound experience ever. All the user has to do is add music, put on the headphones and rock on or swing and sway the night away. The Beats Studio headphone kit is the one complete kit necessary for the best in sound and the high quality delivery only Dr. Dre can create. The big red box is a sign of quality when it comes to listening to music.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Some of the good things about the headphones is they have impressive bass for those who can’t get enough of those deep, resounding thumping booms. The Beats also amplify the sound for portable devices such as MP3 players and iPods. The noise cancelling feature is outstanding at eliminating those pesky outside noises of everyday life that draw away from the superb quality of sound the headphones deliver. Leather material and plush cushioning on the ear cups adds to the high quality, as well as, comfort of the headset. There is a mute button cleverly disguised as the Beat logo on the right side of the headphones and there is a headphone cord on the left side. The headphones collapse for easy storage in the rigid storage case, included with set, and protect the headphones when not in use, whether while being stored or on the move to a different location. The headband and exterior of the ear cups are made from a scratch resistant plastic material that retains its glossy finish to keep the Beats always looking good and to make sure you stand out from the pack. The headphone unit is lightweight, making wearing them on your head or resting on your shoulders for any extended length of time comfortable.
One of the best things about Beats Studio headphones is their light weight and compact size. They are a far cry from the headphones of old that were bulky and heavy. It was almost necessary for the user to do neck strengthening exercises just so they could hold their head up and support the weight of the earphones. Today’s headphones, especially Beats, are collapsible for easy storage and transporting. There is no strain on the users head, neck and shoulders with heavy head gear which also makes the Beats easy on the ears, weight and sound wise, as well.
Some of the not so good things about Beats Studio headphones are that the audiophiles that use the Beats Studio headphones find the depth of the surround sound less than desirable. With the, what some consider a hefty price tag, that feature should be far superior to what it actually is. The headphones operate on two AAA batteries and the user must remember to turn the headphones off when not in use or the batteries will wear out before their time. The headphones will not operate without batteries and there is no corded, plug in option for the headphones. The cost of the headphones is more than most people want to pay for the level of quality the head phones deliver. Some who purchase and use the Beats Studio headphones, think there are better options with more built in quality for the same price as the Beats.
The screws that secure the earphones to the headband sometimes loosen and eventually fall out and once they come loose there is no way to re-tighten them in. They can be taped or glued in place but that is not the way the headphones are supposed to be put together and there is no guarantee the headphones will stay together. Other people who purchased and used the Beats headphones found the construction to be of inferior quality. The headband cracked and after a few more listening sessions, found the headphones to be unstable. They did not hold secure around the head and if jamming or dancing, the headphones would fly off. If the headphones were dropped on the floor, they usually did not survive the fall unscathed.
The ear cups, while very comfortable, even for extended listening, have a tendency to fall off when being taken off. If the user does not notice the ear cup missing there is the chance the ear cup could be lost forever. It is not always so easy to replace the ear cup and listening with the headphones is usually not possible without them.
There is some noise leakage that occurs depending on the volume of the sound. At full volume anyone sitting in spitting distance will probably hear the music being listened to and either enjoy the music or find it terribly annoying. If the listener is one to sing along with their favorite tunes, be advised strange looks might come their way, especially if the audience is a captive one while on an airplane, bus or train trip. Remember to always be considerate of those around you and your neighbors will not be inclined to rip the Beats off your head and throw them against the wall. Remember, there is no policy in place to replace or repair any headphones slammed against a wall in a fit of sound related rage or slam dancing.
A problem that all users have with the Beats Studio headphones is the sound just cuts out every once in a while. While most users tend to just continue to use the headphones as they are until it is time to buy another set, others will resort to sending the headphones back to the manufacturer or place of sale and request a replacement or try and figure out the problem. In a lot of cases, self diagnosis of the malfunctioning headphone found there was a loose connection within the inner workings of the ear phone. A simple soldering job sometimes fixed the dysfunction or a complete rewiring of the ear phone was in order. Whichever method works means the headphone owner will avoid the sometimes time taking path to get the repair completed.
The overall quality of the headphones seems to be an issue with some of the people that purchased and used the Beats. They find the quality not up to the punishment a user can give headphones for anything other than passive listening. Others who use the Beats find the headphones do not travel well. The constant jostling and bumpy of the case does not help the stability of the headphones. The carrying case protects the headphones to a point, but beyond that point for any extended period of time, the protection is not all that great.
Why Beats by Dre Headphone?
Why not. Beats Studio headphones are the headphones for the ages. They have a great sound with no external amplification and deliver clear, crisp sound first time every time. The headphones are comfortable to wear for short and even long periods of time. The accessories such as the iSonitalk cable are an inspired addition to the kit. The fact that the headphones are battery operated means one less cable to plug in and one less cable to trip over. The batteries do have some life even when used on a daily basis a few hours per day. The Beats Studio headphones handle the complete spectrum of music and audio range. The sound quality is state of the art and Beats is considered one of the best headphones around. They are great for both the passive and active music audiophile and for those who record their own music. The musician will find an elevated level of play that might not be experienced by other types and kinds of headphones.
Even those people who find Beats Studio headphones to be a fashion accessory, those same people will also find the headphones to be functional, as well. Beats Studio headphones are made for the person who likes quality sound with their music. The volume can adjusted as high or low as desired without the sound being muffled or screechy. The distortion is kept at bay and the background hissing that is found with other headphones just is not there.
Beats delivers the sound as promised each time the headphones are turned on. Dr. De is all about quality and the Beats Studio headphones is about as top shelf quality there is, when it comes to sound and music. The Beats Studio headphones take the audiophile to places where sound has never taken them before and delivers them back to the real world when the music is done for the day. The music can be as head banging as possible or as light and gentle to the ear as desired.
People who purchased and use Beats Studio headphones hear music the way the artist intended it to be heard.
Beats can handle the bass, the dynamics and all the sound details in a way other headphones cannot handle. Research and development for the Beats Studio headphones took three years, but the result was the most unbelievable speaker ever designed and built. The materials that are put into the construction deliver a new and improved level of audio never before heard from headphones not only in their class, but in a class with more expensive headphones. The speaker drives and the digital amplifier deliver a combination of sound, including rich bass, pristine, crystal clear vocals along with highs and lows with no presence of distorted sound.
In today’s world of digital audio recording technology, the listener is treated to more sound detail than ever before. The detail of the sound can become lost in the surrounding world of noise both loud and muffled. That noise is the everyday ambient noise that exists in a world that has gone mad with the noise of life. Beats Studio headphones includes a noise reducing technology that blocks out the ambient noise that blocks the finer sound details that provide the essence of the audio.
The Beats Studio headphones are the multi tasker’s friend. The headphones contain a mute button that allows the user to address an issue without stopping the music and also allows the user to answer a call with the new and improved iSonitalk cable. Both features just make the headphones more versatile than ever and the type of headphones that hard working people like to use.
In addition to the audiophiles who enjoy listening to music with a fantastic quality sound, amateur and professional musicians and singers find the Beats Studio headphones a great addition to studio and recording work. Mobile DJ’s often add the Beats to their repertoire of tools of the trade. People with a home studio, like the mobile DJ, utilize the Beats for their recording work, because the clarity of the sound allows the up and coming recording star to create a higher quality body of work and the established recording star to maintain that quality.
The Beats are the right tool for anyone hosting a function or event and has to have the best quality sound available. The Beats Studio headphones are fast becoming the preferred headphone system for those that require quality sound. Their light weight and compact size add to the value of the headphone, as well as, available additional features that make the Beats very versatile.
The headphones are over the head, headband type earphones with built in digital amplifier that plays R&B, hip hop and rock with all the volume they deserve without distortion. The headphones are very light weight, weighing 9 ounces without the batteries and 10 ounces with 3, AAA batteries. The cables are a generous 4 feet in length, but longer cables can be purchased separately for those active headphone sessions. The headphones feature an integrated microphone, wired connectivity and a minimum frequency response of 20 Hz, which defines the cycles per second in sound. The earpiece type is binaural and that is when sound is recorded there are 2 microphones that capture the sound and the ear piece has the ability to separate the sound when being replayed via headphones.
Beats Studio headphones are compatible with a variety of iPhones and MP3 players such as the iPod Classic, iPod Mini, iPod Nano, iPod Touch and the iPod with video. The headphones are wired and have no wireless or remote capabilities. The headphones can be muted and also telephone call answer and end features.
Where Can I find beats Studio Headphones?
The headphones are available at most brick and mortar stores that carry electronic equipment, as well as, any number of online stores that sell such electronic equipment. Purchasing the headphones in a brick and mortar store, gives the user the ability to test drive the headphones before actually making a purchase. The user will also have the ability to compare several headphones and compare them the Beats Studios headphones.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with purchasing the headphones online, for those that have no other alternative or just prefer to shop that way. Shipping cost will add to the total price of the headphones, except if for some reason no cost shipping is involved. No matter how the headphones are purchased, be sure to check them out thoroughly to make sure all the parts are in the kits and the elements of the kit are not damaged.
For those that want to save a few dollars, eBay and Craig’s List, as well as classified advertisements in trade magazines are teeming with ads for the Beats Studio headphones. Care should be exercised when purchasing used equipment whether online or through a magazine advertisement. Check out the seller very carefully, making sure they are a reputable seller and only handle quality products and have a consumer friendly return policy.