2013 Beats Tour Review: Redesigned and Reinvented For the Better
4 May 2014
Summary: The second coming of the Beats Tour is a welcome improvement over the originals. They genuinely sound great, and while bass is prevalent, it isn’t drowning out any of the other sonics and the headphones provide a lovely bassy body that I personally enjoy very much. The mids and highs are crisp and overall amplified across the entire soundstage. The assortment of included ear tips and carrying case make this a well rounded package.
Pros: Crisp and loud with a nice amount of bass that doesn’t drown out the mids or highs. They just sound really good. Solid construction that doesn’t feel plasticky despite the plastic design. Tangle-free cable. Cute carrying case. Comfortable fit.
Cons: Incoming callers had difficulty hearing me unless I put the mic up to my mouth. Ear tips had trouble staying put while walking.
Summary: Beats by Dre Tour in-ear earphones are about having fun with your music collection by putting bass performance center stage, even in songs where bass isn't the main focus. Rap and hip-hop are obvious fits for these earbuds, though pop and techno can play nice as well, depending on the song.
What's great about the heavy emphasis on bass is that it doesn't turn muddy at high volume.
Pros: Eye Catching Design:, Pump Up the Volume:, Would You Like Some Bass With Your Bass?:, iOS Friendly:, Accessories:
Beats Tour Review: The Mobile Monster ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’
15 November 2010
Excerpt: A surprising number of people seems happy to spend a relative fortune on a shiny new music player, only to listen with the headphones supplied in the box – a box, mind you, which was usually designed in California, made in China, and is arguably more sophisticated than the earbuds inside.
Excerpt: The Tour in-ear headphones are the latest in the Dr. Dre Beats lineup for Monster. The most noticeable feature is the flat cable that is allegedly tangle-free and of course, patented by Monster. In this case, for your Monster price tag, you get good audio, gold-plated connections and some bone-shaking bass. They look pretty good, but would look a whole lot better if they were about $50 cheaper.
Conclusion: Rap fans, rejoice. Monster’s Beats by Dre Tour in-ear headphones put back the bass that went missing when boom boxes gave way to iPods. And surprisingly, it doesn’t even appear that Monster used any juiced-up gimmickry to get there. While the Beats do a capable job above the bass line, drivers that go boom just don’t seem to sing like other phones in this price range do, so we can’t say that jazz, classical or even rock fans will find their tunes all that flattered by...
Pros: Solid bass, as promised; eye-catching design and colors; truly tangle-free cords; variety of silicon tips
Cons: Slight harshness, missing detail in music; difficult to change silicon ear tips; some discomfort with longer ear tips
Monster Beats Tour By Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones Review
13 March 2009
Conclusion: The snazzy looks and status--and price premium--of Dr. Dre's lifestyle brand are definitely embodied in the Beats Tour, with performance that exceeded my expectations from the earbud form factor. The tangle-free thing is a big deal, as I'm sure I'm not alone in the hours lost freeing my cables from themselves, now if only they could invent a cable that didn't get caught on everything else. Maybe when Kevin Lee cooks up a pot of farfalle….
Pros: Comfortable, with an array of replaceable eartips, Outstanding noise isolation, Surprisingly solid bass and wide dynamic range
Cons: No microphone or adapter for iPhone, no in-line volume control, A serious investment, as pricey as an entry-level nano