Dr Dre Studio Headphones Review – Do You Desire Bass Above All Else?

Posted: February 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


The Beats by Dr. Dre Studio HD headphones have given headphones a whole new aura. It has transformed them into a fashion statement over the past few years. Showcasing top-of-the-line driver technology, these audio gadgets are the flagship headphones of the highly-acclaimed Dr. Dre lineup that it now looks like every other pair of headphones you see on the streets bears the ubiquitous “B” on the side. Dr. Dre has an ambitious goal: to change the way its customers relish their music. So, the question is: Does Dr. Dre have what it takes to sustain their momentum and keep their name above the competition? Or, is the Dr. Dre Studio just a pair of overrated cans that is overpriced? You be the judge.

The price tag

It’s not always easy to get excited about a pair of headphones at first glance. Generally, the listening experience, which is gathered only after putting a set on and sitting down with some favorite music, is what draws people in. Not so with the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones, a sweet-looking set that will relieve you of $350 (or closer to $300 if you shop around). Though their sound quality is nothing to scoff at, their appeal as eye-candy is undeniable. For audio enthusiasts who are tired of the same old look, the Beats Studio headphones are a must.


The collaboration

You know the Beats Studio. They’re the headphones that kicked off the rest of the Beats by Dre product line, the ones you’ve seen on every other head on the street for the past couple of years now. The Beats Studio are the fruit of a long collaboration between the well-known cable and accessory maker, Monster, and the most well-known hip-hop producer, Dr. Dre. Advertised as the perfect mix between style, active noise cancellation and sound quality, are these really the ultimate cans for the discerning hip-hop fan?


The Sound

So what sold me on these? It comes down to the sound. I’ve read some of the techno folks negative comments but to my untrained ear the sound is mind blowing — to me worth every penny. The high def sound is rich and deep. One reviewer wrote “the sound quality is awesome while listening to music, even watching regular TV on the treadmill is an enhanced experience.” I agree with these comments and do feel that my overall listening experience has increased because of the rich sound quality. The noise cancellation is a great feature too.


Monster Bass Above All Else

For people with experience using studio headphones and those in the upper range, a lot of people have been disappointed. Many complain of the bass drowning out the rest of the sound, and another common complaint is the noise leakage. Wear Beats by Dr Dre Studio headphones on the train or bus and you might as well play your tunes through a small loud speaker.

So definitely try these before you buy, and compare them with other headphones in the price range which might lack the distinctive ‘b’ but could well deliver a more rounded audio experience. But if you’re desperate for the fashion statement these headphones make, take a look at the Beats by Dr Dre Pro headphones which offer a step up in the sound for putting down a little extra cash.



Review: The Beats and Monster (Noise Canceling Headphones)

The Beats Studio box was a little larger and heavier than I expected. The box sleeve slides off to uncover a nice unfolding box displaying the Beats already folded inside of their own cheap carrying case. Glancing at the other side of the box reveals cables, adapters, batteries and promotional material. There are two adapters provided – one for converting the 3.5mm mini-jack to a 1/4-inch TRS connector as well as a dual-prong airplane audio adapter. Two male-to-male mini-jack cables (a red and black one) are included; both 4.26 feet (1.3m) long. The Beats Studio headphones do not have any audio cables permanently attached and have a female mini-jack port built-in.


The Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones deliver the trifecta of comfy, and cool styling, coupled with top-notch sound output. If you can afford them, they are a worthy investment toward a great listening experience.


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