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Good: Styling, cable quality, solid metal earbuds, lots of added rubber tips to fit your ears
Bad: Generally bad sound quality, quite flimsy remote control, remote control only partially works on Android devices
Comment: I first got these about a year back from now, and I just wanted to share my opinions on it.
Well, obviously, these earbuds look quite appealing. The earbuds themselves are made from aluminium, with the Beats logo on it. The cable is sleek and red, which looks great, but unfortunately it is not tangle-free. What I also noticed, is that Beats stated there was no cable noise when having the earbuds in. I must say that this is not entirely true, since I can clearly hear the noise of the cable when I, for example, tug on it. However, build quality doesn't really seem to be lacking here. Also, the earbuds come with various rubber eartips to perfectly suit your ears. I found the large "christmas tree" tip to be the most comfortable.
- The Bad-
Well, right off the bat I was very disappointed with the sound quality when I first plugged these into my computer. The overall sound was muffled and unbalanced, with a very clear lack of highs, and it just generally sounded like trash, especially with stuff like hardrock, instrumental music, et cetera. The remote control also isn't very stylish, it looks like something right out of a Star Trek movie.
I strongly disrecommend these earbuds for buyers who crave clear, balanced sound.
Bad: poor build quality
Comment: I got these but they broke in around 2 months. Also they are really heavy so fall out your ears easily. But they do have decent sound quality
Good: Clear sound, Crisp Highs, Mids weren't muffled, Heavy (not overwhelming) bass
Bad: Lack of ribbon cording
Comment: IMO these are the single best in-ear headphones by Beats by Dre. They offer far superior sound quality to any other in-ear headphones I have ever used (and that's loads). I believe they run for around $99 (US) and 80 (UK).
I recommend these to everyone who enjoys music and wants to get the most out of a pair of headphones. As for where to buy them, Everything Beats is your best bet. I don't believe that they are currently offering a discount on the iBeats (they tend to have very nice discounts on most Beats products), but I can guarantee you that they will not disappoint.
Good: Good sound, stylish
Bad: They broke after 2-3 months
Comment: They looked nice and gave good sound, until they broke after 2 or 3 months. The beats warranty service is absolutely awful, it would take 6 weeks for them to be exchanged. Luckily I bought them from HMV who promptly gave me a refund.
Good: Good bass, clear sound, outside noise reduction
Bad: Falls out of ears if clip provided not used.
Comment: Had these about 3 weeks and they work really well, great sound compared to the ipod earphones and they have remote control to control your ipod. Considering a new pair of Ipod earphones with remote costs £40.00 from the istore then these earphones are well worth it.
I do like to use earphones while running, however they are heavy and the remote on the cable tends to pull them out unless you attach the clip that comes with them. Once this clip is in place though they work well. They also come with a range of earbuds to fit most ear shapes. I usually have issues with buds but these fit well.
I'd recommend it for the price. Spent the same on a SONY pair a couple of years back and they were terrible in comparison.
Good: Sound and branding
Comment: I really wanted some fancy in ear headphones so I chose these ibeats, but after a month for typical use the jackk cable snapped. I've sent th off to beats but it's been a month and nothing. I would not recommend these headphones
Good: Sound, fit, look
Comment: I have had a pair now for around 5 days. The left bud stopped working. Good thing I bought an extended warranty or I would be a little pissed. I wonder how the next pair will last me. They live in the case when not in use, and when I am using them there is no strain on the cable. Otherwise they sound great compared to all my other headphones.
Good: Comfort, sound quality compaired to every other brand- other than other dre
Bad: The case looks cool...but is not very protective
Comment: I used to have skullcandy... And after a month, my Hesh snapped in half...I gave had these for months, and still work the same as the day I bought them.... Awesome!!!!!
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