Reviews and Problems with Beats by Dr. Dre Studio / Studio HD
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Beats Studio Wireless: A pricey Bluetooth headphone with premium sound
26 March 2014
Summary: While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.
Pros: The, is a very comfortable over-the-ear wireless headphone that offers excellent sound for a Bluetooth headphone and features active noise-canceling technology. The headphones fold up into a more compact form factor and battery life is decent at 12 hours of wireless listening. They also worked we...
Cons: Expensive; if the integrated rechargeable battery dies, the music dies.
Conclusion: The Beats by Dre Studio Wireless won’t win the hearts of audiophiles any time soon, but the company did a good thing by taming the bass and presenting a clearer overall sound. Thanks to the Bluetooth streaming process, these headphones manage to keep sparkling treble without aggravating us with...
REVIEW: Beats by Dre new Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones
8 November 2013
Excerpt: The smartphone - I don't have to tell you - is nowadays far more than just a mobile phone with touchscreen but as important functionalities like phone and Internet access are, as important are features like the camera and music playback.
Beats Studio 2013: Radically better-sounding than the original
30 September 2013
Summary: They may not be a bargain at $300, but the new Beats Studio headphones are lighter and better-built, and sound significantly better than the original Beats Studio model.
Pros: The new, headphones are lighter, sturdier, and better-sounding than the original Studio headphones. They offer a comfortable fit and active noise cancellation, which works well but not great. The noise cancellation is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers up to 20 hours of bat...
Cons: Very faint hiss from noise cancellation; if the internal battery dies, the headphones don't work; fairly pricey at $300.
Excerpt: Beats By Dre has updated its headphone line with the new Studio, an active noise-cancelling model that improves on its predecessor in many ways. At $299, however, you're still paying for Dr. Dre's name and style and sound that's tweaked to fit modern (read loud and bass-heavy) tastes.
Conclusion: While the new Beats Studio deliver a re-voiced sound as promised, the changes aren’t all for the better. We do appreciate that bass response has been toned down several notches, but there’s sharpness to the midrange and an inconsistency to the treble that we found off-putting.
Pros: Lighter, stronger and sleeker, Dual-mode noise-cancelling, Auto-off switch, Rechargeable battery, Effective noise cancelling, More controlled bass than before
Cons: Odd thumping noise in right ear when pushed, Response curve seems to change with volume, Treble is shrill and piercing at times, When battery dies, so does the music
Excerpt: Has there ever been a headphone brand so controversial as Beats? It's undeniably popular; just walk around any downtown or airport in any industrialized country and you're almost sure to see a set.
Summary: Beats by Dre headphones are expensive, and the latest Studio Wireless is no exception: even though they sound great (although bass-heavy) you're ultimately paying far too much for just the name and the styling.
Summary: 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.