Monster Beats Studio by Dr. Dre
Monster Beats Studio by Dr. Dre is one of the more advanced high performance noise cancelling headphones that Monster has brought out. It comes is a variety of colors and has everything you will look for in a pair of headphones – sound quality, noise cancellation and comfort. As with many other Monster products, it is extremely compatible with Apple products. It comes with the additional feature of a cable with a microphone and built-in answer button for immediately answering calls on your iPhone.
The sound quality of the Beats Studio is very good. The bass is strong, the audio is clean and the clarity is excellent. I definitely observed certain nuances of songs that I had never noticed before. For those of you who have an in-depth knowledge about music and its intricacies, you will definitely be satisfied with the sound quality. What stands out about these headphones is its design. They might be big, but the design is attractive and elegant. They have a lot of padding, which adds to the comfort. The scratch-resistant gloss finish and good build prevent their internal and external damage. They are solid, and are durable. They can also be folded up, and the carrying case makes them ideal for travelling. Their mobile design and style certainly make them more desirable than their counterparts in the market.
The noise cancellation feature is achieved passively by the extra padding and the closed circumaural design of the headphones. Actively, this is achieved by the Monster’s isolation technology which cancels the external noise in the environment. I have found the noise isolation feature to be excellent, and on par with, if not better than, most of the other headphones in the market. Another impressive feature of these headphones is that the sound produced by mp3′s and iPod’s are amplified, for a better music experience.
These are fuelled by two AAA batteries that come along with the headphones. However, the headphones don’t work without these batteries, and during long flight journeys, I would recommended that you carry spare ones along with you. In some cases, the build has been reported to be of moderate quality, but I personally did not experience any problems. One possible drawback of the Beats Studio by Dr. Dre is its price. As is with the other Monster products, these are expensive. Anyone would think twice before spending $300 on a pair of headphones. But their features, especially the noise cancelling technology, are excellent and make them worth the price. If it falls within your price range, then it is definitely a good buy. Its push to listen feature lets you switch off the music, and listen to the outside world by the push of a single button, which is an added advantage.
- Excellent bass
- Portable (comes with an excellent carrying case) and foldable
- Very good noise cancellation
- Requires two AAA batteries to run
- Surround sound can be better
- A bit on the expensive side