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Artists and producers spend countless hours fine-tuning and mixing music to get it exactly how they want their fans to hear it. But the vast majority of headphones can't accurately reproduce the intricacies produced in the studio. Simply put,Studios can. With precision-engineered, advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and powered noise cancellation, you hear music the way today's top artists and producers want you to hear.
In the digital music age, Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio high definition headphones are precision-engineered to show the full sound of the music that the to demand the rock, hip hop and R&B. With advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and active noise, Beats delivers all the power, clarity, and deep bass today’s top artists and producers want you to hear.monster headphones are the the most creatated invention to any portable media player and an excellent replacement for the headphones that came in the boxes have the ability to capture that sound, with product that delivers on the promise of high definition sound and will be supported with the endorsement and training of some of the most respected names in music and electronics!
The Studio Beats by Dr Dre has a distinct look not to be mistaken for any other brand. The large (b) logo found on the ear cups paired with the sleek glossy finish really attracts attention. I have not seen any headphones that look as hot and cool as the Studio Beats by Dr Dre. And quite frankly that might be the problem for many people, as they can’t match the headphones. I have already had my students laugh at me when wearing these as I lack a bit of cool apparently. The Studio Beats by Dr Dre is aimed at the urban city kid wearing them like it is nobodies’ business. I feel a bit like one of them wearing the Studios but my students brought me down to earth again from dreams of Escalades, bandanas, bling bling and thumping bass. If you are cool enough these headphones will certainly boost your cool further.
The glossy finish gets smudgy from fingerprints when handling them making them look a bit greasy up close. You get a cloth in the package to polish them, and these are the first headphones I have tried that you actually need to polish from time to time. Walking around with $300 headphones that looks like they are worn by a filth pig is no fun, but then again you have to wash your Ferrari as well to keep it shiny, right?
The Studio Beats by Dr Dre is really comfortable to wear despite their size, and the fact that they contain two AAA batteries. They feel light, and once on the head it is easy to forget that you wear large headphones. They remain quite cool against the skin even after hours of wear in comparison to most other headphones I have tried. Of course if you exercise, and run they will get warm and sticky because of your perspiration. This might not be such a problem though because the Studios aren’t suited for running anyway. Sudden movements such as head movement while running, and head banging makes the Studios move on your head. The headband moves back and forth on your skull making for an unpleasant run. They don’t fall off completely though as the headphones gently hug your ears.
Of course you can’t put the studios in your pocket but they sit really nicely around the neck without disturbing the wearer. The cords, both with and without microphone, are hassle free without any tendency to tangle due to thickness and sturdiness.
The case you get for storing the Studios is really sturdy, and the Studios fold up easily. You can easily smack the case around with the Studios inside without risking any damage. The Studios themselves feels durable but this test is limited to a week, and quite frankly I wouldn’t want to torture these sleek objects of art more than necessary.
If you have a really big head the Studios might be too small. I have a moderately large head, and I have to stretch the headbands to almost full extension. For big headed people or those with a seriously massive hairdo I recommend you to try before you buy.
I feel like I am on stage at a concert wearing the Studio Beats by Dr Dre. The sound focus around the user making for a really intense experience. A bit bass heavy but at the right level enhancing the music instead of ruining it. I have listened to all kinds of music wearing the Studios, and the result is always the same but the reaction depends on the surroundings. Listening to In Flames at home turns me into an air guitarist kneeling in front of my hall mirrors playing like crazy. At work listening to some big band it turns into some soft chair dancing not to disturb my colleagues. Worst of course is being out walking listening to Jay Z or Eminem as it turns into my totally own impression of hip hop dance. Needless to say the Studios does what Apple says about their own in-ear headphones, it lets you rediscover your music.
I have to mention the poor microphone as well as it is completely useless, and this drags the sound quality rating down. I have yet to complete a phone call without having to unplug the Studios because the person at the other end has had trouble hearing me. The sound is tinny, and really muted for the recipient making them useless as your handsfree headset. This is a shame as it would be really cool to have both headphones, and decent handsfree in the same product. The microphone lets you control the play/pause, and Voice Control making it really useful anyway. But please don’t buy the Studios expecting to use them as your handsfree headset.
The noise cancellation of the Studios is a mixed bag. On the one hand it works quite well blocking out unwanted sounds such as computers humming, fans whirring and chairs moving. On the other hand it can’t be turned off, the headphones are either powered or completely silent. Voices and high pitched sounds still filter through although somewhat muted which is ok.
When used with my Macbook the Studios hum when I don’t play any audio. This background hum is drowned easily by music, but if you for example listen to classical music with silent parts I can’t recommend the Studios.
You can easily interact with people around you pressing the (b) on the right headphone to mute the music. I can hear both myself, and the person I talk to clearly using this feature. But since the button needs to be held you can just as well take the Studios off as you look silly standing around holding the button. I think this function should have a proper on/off switch to make it useful. Standing at the supermarket handling the wallet with one hand, and holding the (b) with the other is not practical at all.
The Studio Beats by Dr Dre has got some issues with interference from Edge/3G usage. It is not as bad as I have experience with other noise cancellation headphones but it is annoying enough to take note of. Walking near my high speed cable modem at home makes the Studios go haywire with noise. As the noise cancellation can’t be turned off some environments, and heavy Edge/3G gaming becomes less fun but still tolerable. I would like to have the ability to turn off the noise cancellation to play some Eliminate on the go without interference but sadly I can’t.
There is no denying that the Studio Beats by Dr Dre are among the coolest, best looking headphones out there. With great sound quality, good sound cancellation and comfortable fit they are easy to recommend for most users. Do not expect them to meet your expectations when it comes to the microphone that is really poor making them useless as handsfree for your iPhone. The occasional interference from Edge/3G and surrounding radios and modems also drags the final rating down. Still clearly the Studios is a good purchase if you are looking for some of the best headphones out there.
* Outstanding audio on a range of applications
* Effective noise cancellation
* Eminently comfortable
* Sexy esthetics (these are the "turn-ons" after all)
* No sound at all without batteries, or when noise cancellation switched off
* Monster warns against headband damage if handled roughly
* Folds smaller but not flat
Feel the music, not the headphones. Plush ear cushions covered with ultra-soft breathable materials keep you cool, even during marathon listening sessions.
Ready for iPhone, Blackberry, and Music Phones
Studios come with an additional Monster iSoniTalk headphone cable with built-in call answer button and microphone so you can easily stop the rock and start the talk.
Studio's headphone cable features a compact connector design which reduces bulk and eases unnecessary strain that can damage headphone connectors and ports.
Folding Design and Touring Case
Studios three-way folding design make packing up for storage. Plus, the included Touring case features rigid construction for enhanced protection for your headphones.
Monster Clean Cloth
Ultra-soft cleaning cloth with AEGIS microbe shield cleans Studios' glossy finish and controls germs so you can keep them looking shiny and fingerprint free.
Scratch-Resistant Gloss Finish
Advanced materials make Studios stand out from the crowd. And the hard, scratch-resistant finish keeps them looking good, even with heavy use.
Monster Headphone Cable
Great sound doesn’t happen without great cable. Advanced Quadripole 4 twisted pair construction reduces signal loss for perfectly balanced sound and extreme clarity.
Less Noise, More Music With Powered Isolation
Today’s digital audio recording technology gives music more detail than ever before. Unfortunately, the details get easily lost in today’s noisy world: on the street, on the bus, on the plane. The best listening experience isn’t just about what you hear, but what you don’t. Monster’s powered isolation technology actively cuts external noise, so you experience all the rich details your favorite artists want you to hear.
Extreme Comfort is Music to Your Ears
With Beats, you feel the music, not the headphones. Spacious earcups give you extra room for a higher level of listening comfort. Plush ear cushions covered with ultra-soft breathable materials keep you cool even when the music’s hot.
Battery compartment is located in the left ear cup.
Press down and turn ear cup cover counterclockwise. Replace battery cover
and twist clickwise to lock.
Beats is compatible with iphone, blackberry and other music-enabled phones. Insert the Monster iSoniTalk
cable connector with two rings into the Beats headset and the connector with three rings into your music-enabled phone.
To answer calls, press the microphone button on the cable and talk. To hang up, press the microphone button.
To listen, move the power switch to the far left. Red LED will illuminate. Red LED turns amber when battery power is low.
To pause your beats, simply press and hold the Beats mute button on the center of the right ear cup.
To resume listening, release the mute button.
Remove your Beats cable. Note the two folding hinges on the Beats headband. Fold one side, then the other.
Apply pressure to the hinge, not the earcup when folding.
For the best ipod or iphone listening experience with Beats, activate iTunes Sound Check. Sound Check standardizes the volume of all the songs in your music library. Beats is specially designed to provide a powerful but safe listeningexperience with sound Check activate. Learn more about iTunes Sound. Check at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61655
What's In The Box
* Beats Studio headphones
* Monster Cable headphone cable (1.3 meters)
* 1/8 to 1/4" adapter
* Monster iSoniTalk cable for iPhone, Blackberry
* Touring case
* Monster Clean Cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield technology
* Anti-microbial cleaning cloth