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The "Pro". That's an interesting name, coming from a brand that specialises in audio devices that would be better described as a fashion statement with a celebrity's name tagged on. But then again, why not? After all, it's not all bad—the Beats by Dre Pro have a sleek design with a partially coiled cable and an aluminium-based body. Let's just see if the specs and sound live up to the name... When we pulled the Beats by Dr. Dre Pro out of the box, the first thing that came to mind was "hunk of metal". It's true, despite the aluminium inserts, the headphones weigh a full 402 grammes! That's huge—too huge—and I can't see how it wouldn't affect their comfort when sitting on your head. The body is well constructed, with all the pieces just the right size and in the right place, making for a sturdy device. The memory foam padding on the earcups does its job. Getting these headphones on is no problem; it's leaving them on that is. The weight counteracts the good build and padding, making the earcups too tight and oppressive on your head. You get tired wearing them fairly quick. Visually, it's a return to sobriety for the Beats by Dre brand in a product that's a bit more discreet than the other models.
Dr. Dre (along with Monster) pioneered the headphone craze among the rapper/producer set, and their flagship Beats Pro cans set the bar very high. These "Pro" cans don't boast "consumer" features such as inline remote or noise cancellation, but hip-hoppers will love the industrial-chic design -- with white padding, the signature "b" on each earcup, and "beats by dr. dre" across the headband -- coupled with powerful bass and excellent clarity. Our only real gripe with these $399 cans is in the comfort department.We love the hinged aluminum earcups of the Beats Pro that fold out like gull-wing doors on a Lamborghini. They fit snugly in the small drawstring pouch, and the white leather padding (also available in black) looks sharp. The heavy-duty detachable cable has a locking connector and plugs into either earcup; it is mostly straight with a telephone-style coiled section at one end and a quarter-inch adapter held on by a piece of soft plastic so you don't lose it.The circular earpads didn't quite fit all the way around our ears, and the headband tension szx a bit more snug than we'd like, though it does help block out noise. The weight of these cans also made the top of our head sore after a long listen, despite what seems like ample padding.
Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre Pro headphones incorporate studio features and a heavy-duty design, with the same bass-heavy emphasis as the originals.It was almost a year and a half ago that we published our review of the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones. At the time, the collaboration between audio accessory giant Monster Cable and hip-hop producer Dr. Dre seemed like a fresh idea, both because Monster was new to the headphone game, and because of Monster’s choice to go the celebrity endorsement route. Now that Monster’s headphone line and list of celebrity backers has exploded, perhaps some of the novelty has worn off. That said, most of Monster’s headphones have earned positive marks in our reviews. The Solo headphones, in particular, impressed us with their solid sound and build quality. So, when the Beats by Dre Pro (Pro) headphones came across our desk, we expected good things. Here we evaluate the Beats Pro’s performance and rank them against some of Monster’s other offerings as well as similarly priced pro-style headphones.Just like the Solo, the Pro headphones come packed in a high quality box that opens up a lot like an encyclopedia.
The Beats Pro by Dr. Dre. At $449.95 (direct) is a serious pair of headphones designed for the modern DJ. The ear cups flip backwards to free one ear, the cable is detachable, and jacks on both ear cups act not only as inputs, but as outputs to send audio to a friend's headphones. The Beats Pro sounds excellent - there's plenty of bass, but the high frequencies are accurately reproduced, as well. The potential deal breaker for standard users and DJs alike: they're heavy and not comfortable when worn for long periods. Weighing in at nearly a pound (15.2 ounces), the Beats Pro comes in black or white models that each feature healthy doses of brushed metal on the ear cups and headband. The lowercase Beats logo is emblazoned in red on each ear, and the interior of the headband and ear cups is a cushioned black material. There's a 3.5mm jack at the bottom of each ear cup - it doubles as both an input (from your sound source) or an output to send audio to another pair of headphones. The connection for other headphones, however, is loose and could easily detach if you move around (this is because the jacks both have a twist-to-secure feature that only seems to work with the included cable).
It's been three years since the world was first introduced to the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone line, and it's definitely grown to become a Monster of a business (pun intended). From earbuds to portable speakers to iPod docks to laptops, Dr. Dre and Monster have hit every market imaginable. This time around the sights are set on the DJ's and producers of the world, with a bigger and badder (and pricier) pair of headphones--the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Pro. At $450, (you can find it for a bit less at retailers), you're not paying solely for the performance of the headphones but more so for the combination of durability, build, style, and name. The first impression is of the sheer size and heft of the headphones. They feel quite heavy on the head, and maybe not ideal for the casual user. The oversized look will certainly turn a few heads, and note that indulging in too much head-bopping will give the Pros enough momentum to slide off your ears. The build quality is solid--these will stand up to a few knocks and tosses on the couch, or on the floor--they feel extremely durable. The large padded headband attaches to adjustable brushed aluminum sides, ending with full-size earcups that rotate upwards for storage.
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