• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    speechless

    I don't think I could have been happier with the purchase of these headphones. I've used plenty of headphones as my dj career has taken off. Even in a crowded environment with speakers on full blast, you somehow manage to slip away into your own world. The only thing you will feel is the bass on your chest from the clubs subwoofers. These beats are built to last it all. As a Dj I needed something sturdy, high quality, and had noise cancellation. When it comes to mixing you don't seem to be overwhelmed with treble or bass. It's the perfect blend leaving you in shock and awe.

    145 of 211 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Sound, Quality, Value

    Well, I guess I should start by saying I am not the type of person most people think of when they think of Beats. I'm a retired military guy almost 70 years old. Though dozens of the guys at the military gym I use do have them, I've been fairly content with my Bose SoundTrues and Klipsch Studios. After spending $300 on Bose QC25s, and have them work on and off and finally die at the one year mark, I was ready for something more durable, thicker wires, and reliable. I waited until they went on sale in my military exchange and got the Black/Silver ones for $230. They came through perfectly. I held my breath as I set them up, not knowing if they were going to be too heavy, too much bass, or what. I'm not a big bass guy. I like some of it with classical music and some jazz, but a lot of my music is pop, J-Pop, C-Pop, opera, and soundtracks. My time in the military exposed me to a lot of different cultural music. Well, I am happy to say that these headphones, set with Flat, Treble Booster, or even Bass Booster EQs from my iTunes Library, made every sample I selected sound wonderful. As I said, I'm not a big bass fan but I like sweeping orchestrations in classical and pop...and these headphones did them beautifully...almost like I was surrounded by the orchestra! I never got that from my Bose or Klipsch. I guess the fact that these are 50mm drivers (and not 40) makes a difference. The real test for me, though, is the high vocals (I listen to a lot of Italian tenors, as well as a lot of Japanese/Chinese/Latina female pop artists). The mids were equally there, most notably in concert and jazz selections. The trebles, however, were very crisp and breathing and word pronunciation came through very clearly. I am by no means an audiophile, but I love how these headphones sound, the musical presence they provide, and their ability not to distort or drown out the mids or trebles. In some pop songs with orchestration, these headphones bring out the low string sounds very well, something missing from my Bose. I'm not into a lot of other genres----country, R&B, hip-hop, but these Beats perform admirably for my mostly pop, rock, classical, and jazz collections of songs. They are outstanding build quality, but do weigh about 8 ounces more than my Bose, but that is not an issue for me as I have a large head to keep them from moving around. Another bonus---no batteries, yet they isolate sound almost as well as my Bose noise-cancelling headphones did, but they are not active noise-cancelling of course. A major bonus---my iPod Nano and new iPod Touch (Gen 6) play very efficiently at 40-50% of volume with these. The Beats Pros have very low ohms and high sensitivity, which means they don't require a lot of your device's battery power, which is good for iPod/iPhone users. Some other brands require an amp as the ohms are so high, but these seem very well suited to small mobile devices. I have no need for an amp unless I wanted to be drowned completely in bass. My Bose QC25s, which broke, required 70% volume compared to these 40-50% for the same listening volume, and the noise-cancelling technology in the Bose hurt my eardrums sometimes. All in all, I'm very pleased with these outstanding headphones, and at my age I'm pretty hard to please. I have 90 days to return these to the military exchange for a refund, but I've decided they're $230 well spent. In the back of my mind I think I read where Apple or Beats changed the sound signature on these from the original heavy bass sound. Now, these are very pleasing to a guy who, as I said, is not a huge heavy bass fan. If you are, you'll still like these as with Bass Booster or Treble Reducer, you can make them bass strong. These are tremendous quality and value compared to my flimsy Bose that broke so quickly. I am glad Beats made a headphone that provides excellent listening for my type of music. These are going to be my favorite headphones very soon.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound quality, broke in 9 months

    I had beats studios prior to buying these pro's. I was happy with the sound quality until the wiring in one of the cups frayed and no sound came out of them anymore. I had these for NINE months and they had broken. I am very disappointed with the overall quality of beats products. A month later I bought Sennheiser HD8Dj's and I am never going back. These are FAR better quality headphones and I have had them for a year now so a lot more durable than the beats. If you want to look 'cool' these are the headphones for you

    68 of 114 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sound nice but un-wearable

    The beats pro's are very expensive, they sound good but not revolutinary by any means. The build quality is super strong and they feel great in the hand. The aluminium is excellent. However the heavy hard construction does mean they press tight onto your head when listening. I find myself needing to remove them after 15 minutes of use.
    I love using my headphones when watching a film on my macbook. With these it's not possible due to them being so un bearable to wear. I let my father try them a couple of times and he agrees they're just to uncomfy, so i'm not the only one. They're well styled and do have a nice heavy but balanced bass, but still i would recommend staying away from this product!

    30 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones I have had

    By far the best headphones I have had. I have never any problems with them, and even after a couple of years, they still sound perfect.

    42 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect headphones! Hear music in a new way.

    After a day of owning a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Pro, I'm extremely impressed and satisfied with my new headphones. The clarity of vocals and instruments is mind-blowing. I heard my favourite songs in ways I've never heard before, there are several instruments and parts of songs that I never knew existed. These headphones produce deep, punch bass and crisp vocals without any overpowering harsh tones or muddiness.

    I highly recommend grabbing a pair of these. The best headphones I've ever used.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Some say that you pay for the brand with Beats, but these Pro ones are amazing and worth every penny. The bass is not too overpowering, just the way I want it: I want the high sounds to come through clear. Everything sounds amazing. Also, the build quality is awesome, there's almost no way to break these even if you travel a lot...they fold into a small space nicely. Noise cancellation isn't the same as in the Studio ones, but it's enough and even in an airplane you can hear just fine, you just have to crank the volume up.

    88 of 115 people found this useful