Reviews and Problems with Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Executive
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Beats by Dr. Dre Executive
8 April 2013
Excerpt: If you were to take a quick visual survey of high-street headphone fashion, you’d notice two brands appearing again and again: Apple, with its trademark white earphones; and Beats, with models such as the Beats Executive we have here. The company, co-founded by former N.W.A. rapper Dr Dre, has a solid track-record of producing desirable, stylish and punchy-sounding headphones, but the Executives mark its first move into the high-flyer market.
Pros: Beautiful design and construction, Natural midrange, Sweet treble, Inline mic and remote control
Cons: Noise-cancelling tech hisses, Lack dynamic flair, Bass is a little too tubby
Summary: The Beats Executive combine boisterous bass with noise-cancellation tech, but the latter proves to be the undoing of these boardroom-based cans. An irritating, audible hiss and the fact that these headphones only work with the noise-cancelling tech turned on put the dampers on an otherwise entertaining set of headphones.
Pros: Punchy bass, Balanced sound even at high volume, Attractive style
Cons: Audible, ever-present hiss, Sound-cancellation is non-optional, Very expensive