Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphone (Red)

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2 Responses to “Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphone (Red)”

  1. x2fr says:
    432 of 479 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Buy! Read why…, August 30, 2012
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    x2fr

    I have the Beats Studio; this product is a result of great marketing, that’s why they’re selling them well. However, the product itself wouldn’t be able to sell on its own merits. It’s a major disappointment especially for the price.

    First the pros:
    - Better than average sound quality but what’s minimally expected for the price range it’s in.

    - Great looks! Yes, that hooked me; it’s unique, stands out from other headphones, doesn’t make you look dorky. But…(see cons)

    The Cons:
    - Major sound leakage! I’ve been asked several times while listening in a coffee shop and airplane to turn it down because people can hear the tunes out of these headphones! And I don’t even turn it up! I was listening to classical music for god’s sake! I had others try it on to see if I can hear them: I could. Again, not even turned up that high. This leakage is a major fail for this product. I’m embarassed to use this in public now.

    - Feels very plastic-ky! It’s like a cheap toy! Yes, as I mentioned above, they look great…but once you hold it in your hands and wear it, it feels fragile and the materials don’t feel durable; you drop this once, it’s all over!

    - Noise-cancelling? “block jet engine noise”?! Cancel that!! Okay, it may not be fair that I’m comparing this to my old Bose with noise cancelling but, man, these Beats just barely block out the noise especially when you’re in an airplane.

    - Power switch- this is the switch to turn NC and basically to get sound in to the headphones. This is a bonehead feature. I have this switch on all the time anyway to hear the sound so, why make me turn it on and off?! Besides, if you forget to turn it off after listening, your battery runs down. There is no auto-off! So, if you’re out somewhere with no spare batteries, forget about listening to your tunes.

    - Packaging: could they waste any more materials just to package this?! The excessive packaging on this just validates how much this is all about marketing hype and not about product merits. Enough said.

    - Product support: Fail. A couple of months ago, I lost the cables for these. Yes, I admit that’s my fail. So, I tried to buy the same exact cables so I can get the maximum performance out of these. Result: No one sold them at retails stores. Fine. So, I went to their website hoping to find it… and it says there, they don’t currently sell ANY replacement parts and to check back! I just found out that they’ll be selling replacement parts online this September. Great. I just bought some other cable after running around trying to find them. My problem with this is, if you’re a company and you’re going to sell a product…have replacement parts available when you launch your product!! Not months after!!

    Summary: So NOT recommended! There’s much better ones out there. Don’t fall for the hype, marketing, and pseudo celebrity endorsements.

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  2. Ben says:
    79 of 91 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not quite “as advertised”, August 24, 2012
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    Ben

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    The “Studio” and “Over the Ear” terms implied that they would be good for recording tracks in a studio and isolating sound, but they’re definitely not intended for that.
    If someone’s using them, you can clearly hear what they’re listening to because there’s a LOT of sound leak. Oddly, pushing them against your head somehow makes the sound leak worse.
    And unless you’ve got the music blasting, you can hear what’s going on around you pretty well, so the sound isolation is not so great either.
    If you’re using them to record vocals, or in any environment where you don’t want everyone else to hear what you’re hearing, then they’re absolutely not what you’re looking for at all.
    If it wasn’t for the beefy price tag, I’d say these would be decent headphones for general use.
    If you’re looking for a “professional” pair of “studio” headphones, these definitely aren’t it.

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