Review: Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones – The Digital Life


From my own previous experience, I know it may be sometimes hard to find a pair of quality headphones, and a pair that’s durable and long-lasting at that. Whether you’re lounging around reading a book, or jogging on the treadmill at the gym, the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones offer a uniquely stylish and comfortable design that won’t compromise on audio quality – perfect for your digital lifestyle!

They work with any of your electronics that support a regular headphone jack (ones you typically find on your BlackBerry, iPod or computer), and the light weight factor doesn’t compromise on sound quality, emphasizing deep bass and stellar treble. Be it classical music or jazz, the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are sure to make your music, pop!

Monster Cable makes various headphones to fit your digital lifestyle, from in-ears, to over-the-head designs, and you can find designer headphones too, from Lady Gaga, Diddy and, yes, Justin Bieber (your daughter would love them)! I reviewed two different pairs, perfect for two different life-situations, and I must say that I was impressed with them both!

The “Studio” headphones (the pricier ones), running for $399.95 at most electronics stores including Best Buy and Future Shop, offer an over-the-ear design, cupping your ear entirely, and with that, you’ll be able to isolate the surrounding noises around you.

The “Solo HD” headphones offer an on-the-go solution, running for $249.95 at most electronic stores, offer an on-the-ear design, allowing some outside surrounding noise to get through.

I strongly don’t suggest that you take the Studio headphones for a jog, as the noise isolation may put you in some dangerous situations with traffic, etc., however the Solo HD headphones would make a good alternative. As well, some may find that the Studio headphones may be too big to carry around and that the Solo HDs may be more practical.

Unlike the Solo HDs, batteries must be used, in order for the Studio headphones to work. The Solo HDs offer iPod-ready “ControlTalk” cables, meaning you can control your playlist by skipping, playing and pausing songs with three simple buttons.

These features are just the tip of the iceberg, but bottom line, to Monster, audio quality is just as important as design, and they offer a product that consumers are sure to like. The headphones are a little pricey, however if you’re interested in quality in both sound and build, these headphones are both worth checking out.

Do you own a pair of these headphones? Leave a comment below, send me an email, tweet me @WinstonSih! I’ll be sure to include some of your feedback on a future post!

Repost from CityLine.ca


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.