• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Home Studio

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I've compared these against all the top of the line highest price/quality at the Apple store. Let me tell you in advance it wasn't an easy decision, I especially waited a few months for a new release (infinite black). There's something about the way it's built that assures durability, I speak for myself because I'm very finicky upon how, when, who, where, and what I do with my accessories. I currently have them hooked up to my Apogee DUET/Macbook Air and use it for producing music/dj mixing on A Numark NS7II. Now, anything with exposed wiring is a big NO, anything "On the ear" is also a NO. I love the Pro's soft leather it's freakin soft like you just want to oil it up with leather treatment for the heck of it. The "Over Ear" definitely a win, I've slipped away into each note and vocals in a fully occupied living room with the Bose Lifestyle Surround System nearly full blast. This purchase made me listen to my extensive library and it just complimented every song so well, I listen to R&B, Hip Hop, Dance, Dubstep, Rap, Pop, etc. My second choice would have the been the Beats Executive. Lastly, I've invested a pretty penny in my studio, therefor need to be 100% satisfied with the sound quality especially at 2AM. I hope this review helps with your investment.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hyper-consumption at it's finest

    • Written by from Germantown

    Where do I begin? These limited edition Dre Beats were non-functional in less than a year and finally broke,..literally. These were used in hours and hours of mixing music. Armed with a 13" Macbook and a Traktor S4, these headphones get really tiresome and heavy really fast. After about 25-30 min of use they feel like cement blocks on your head and neck. I normally tend to use one ear for listening to the track ready to be mixed since they (Beats) have a swivel function on each ear cup. That was the one the main factors why I chose these headphones and their magnesium metal material.

    After prolonged of swiveling on both ear cups, there was a slight intermittent static like sound coming from these headphones. Unbeknownst to me I was in fact slicing the inner cable that runs from the ear cup to through head piece out the ear cup. When the ear cup actually fell off, yes fell off then it was evidently clear as to why weeks prior there was static in the monitoring of sound. I was left with a paper weight that has a serial number and computerized etching of Dr. Dre's signature. Oh they joy. I replaced them with Shure's SRH750DJ at a fraction of the cost and could not be happier. Frugal, lighter, flexible. I will admit the bass from the Beats vs. Shure is slightly superior, but I purchased them (Shure) for their longevity and prolonged use and after year of use, they still live.

    33 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Monster's typical customer, but...

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am a moderately obese former pro drummer with a profound hearing loss in one ear and a few extra bucks. After having tried every pair of headphones/earbuds/in-ear monitors to try to counter the emotionally devastating effects of no longer being able to hear music in true stereo, I finally decided to break down and give these a try.

    At first, I didn't like them. They're big, heavy, and the white ones I had to get (they were out of black) were just a tad ostentatious.

    But they work, and do so beautifully. Arguably, the finest set of headphones I have ever experienced.

    And in the end, their weight and whatever guilt I may feel about wearing a very expensive set of headphones in public almost appeals to my latent narcissism.

    So sue me.

    20 of 40 people found this useful