Similar to the Solo HD Beats by Dr. Dre, the Studio Beats are the over-the-ear, bigger version in the Beats By Dre lineup. These headphones provide extremely high quality sound, incredible noise cancellation, and great bass reproduction. Although there are pros and cons to these headphones, they are an incredible piece of technology for any musician, traveler, or music lover.
Included in the box of the Studio Beats is the actual headphones, a high-quality Monster headphone cable which does not tangle, a 1/8” to ¼” adapter (a great addition for musicians), a touring case, two AAA batteries, a Monster Clean Cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield technology, and the Monster iSoniTalk cable–for the iPhone, Blackberry and other music phones. Also included in the box is the instruction manual on how to use the headphones.
The touring case is extremely easy to transport. Made of hard shell plastic, it protects your Studio Beats from impairment during travel. Another nice feature of the headphones is the three spongy pads–two located on the ear cups and one on the headband for added comfort. Overall, the construction of the headphones is superior to other standard headphones. The Studio Beats are mainly made of plastic material, but have a luxury, high-quality feel.
There are a few drawbacks to the Studio Beats, including the requirement for two AAA batteries, fingerprint-prone finish, and the sound leakage. The Studio headphones require AAA batteries to work, and the estimated battery life ranges anywhere from two to three weeks. The shiny finish is fingerprint prone, but Monster took this into consideration when making the headphones. They have included a cleaning cloth for an easy dusting. If the cleaning cloth doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can purchase the Monster HDTV cleaning kit to help the headphones recapture their brand new look. The sound leakage is a con shared by nearly every headphone on the market. Most people are annoyed when they are able to hear somebody else’s music. A quick fix to this is to not use them in public or don’t have your volume maxed out.
A few bonus features of the Studio Beats headphones are the detachable cable, the mute button, and the extreme comfort. The detachable cable allows you to move around–whether working or playing–without worrying about your cord getting caught on something and yanking the headphones off your head. You don’t want to risk breaking these (although there are warranty options if the headphones happen to malfunction or break–read below)! The mute button on the right ear cup is a great feature. With this feature, you don’t have to search around for your iPod/MP3 player to stop the music to talk to somebody. Simply push the mute button and the music is muted! The extreme comfort of the Studio headphones is perfect for the music lovers who like to listen to music for hours at a time. . The super plush ear cups stay comfortable, as does the cushion on the headband. There will never be a need to stop your enjoyment because your headphones start to give you ear pain.
There are also six new limited edition colors which are available to Your Electronic Warehouse to sell on November 16, 2011. The new colors include pink, orange, purple, green (not available to Your Electronic Warehouse), blue, and silver. The selling price for each pair of headphones is $299. The price for the Silver headphones are $349. The Studio Beats are a Limited Edition headphone for Holiday 2011, make sure you get yours quick! These headphones are a must have for the audiophile and are a great investment!
These headphones have a one year limited warranty, which includes a one time replacement of the headset.