Reviews and Problems with Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Pro
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Beats Pro by Dr. Dre From Monster
20 March 2012
Summary: Those who love their tracks with extra bass will enjoy the Beats Pro by Dr. Dre headphones from Monster. However, at $399, they're on the expensive side, and a bit heavy, too. For $100 less, the Soul by Ludacris SL300 offers more balanced audio in a more comfortable package, and include active noise cancellation, too. But those looking for thumping, driving audio will like the Beats Pro.
Pros: Great bass, Attractive and sturdy styling, Good noise blockage, Dual jacks for music sharing or switching cable sides
Cons: Heavy, Headband a bit tight, No inline remote
Conclusion: Monster markets these cans as studio-grade headphones appropriate for use by recording musicians, DJ’s, sound engineers and the like. Taking that into consideration, along with the Pro’s MSRP of $449.95 (though they can be had online for as little as $340) we tend to look upon these headphones as a studio musician or recording engineer might. To that end, we consider balance of sound and comfort factors to be crucial.
Pros: Eye-catching design, Excellent midrange and treble response, Excellent detail, Great sensitivity
Cons: Hefty, sometimes distracting bass response, Heavy
Excerpt: The Good Powerful but not overwhelming bass. Distinct, clean high-range sounds. High quality construction. Tasteful but unique design. Flip-up cups, daisy-chain audio. Detachable cord. The Bad Expensive for casual listeners. Heavy. Lack of internal amp may affect some output. No mic or remote. Design and extras Whatever you think of its cabling, Monster Cable has built its brand reputation on insane quality construction, and the Beats by Dr.
Pros: Powerful but not overwhelming bass., Distinct, clean high-range sounds., High quality construction., Tasteful but unique design., Flip-up cups, daisy-chain audio., Detachable cord.
Cons: Expensive for casual listeners., Heavy., Lack of internal amp may affect some output., No mic or remote.
Excerpt: ‘Just because you are a character, doesn’t mean you have character,’ proclaimed Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction , and that goes some way towards describing the conundrum these headphones represent. Because they major in character. They insist on it: their design is both unique and stylish; their build quality puts most competitors to shame, and they fit so snugly they may well be the only pair of hi-fi cans you could successfully wear while running at the gym.
Pros: Astonishing bass for a set of headphones, an exciting, tight listen
Cons: That bass excellence means transparency suffers a little