Beats by Dr Dre – Over-rated and Over-priced? Or worth it?
Here comes a Beats Pro by Dre review, are they worth it? That’s the first thing that comes to mind the instance you get a glimpse of the price tag. The Dr. Dre branding and the huge hype created by intensive marketing certainly reflects upon the pricing of Beats by Dr Dre product line. Here’s a claim made by the company regarding Beats Pro; “Beats Pro headphones are designed for sound engineers, musicians, and those who take sound seriously. They’re the headphones that artists like Will.i.am use in the studio”. Fortunately we are capable of looking past yet another artist branding and see for ourselves what’s so good about it.
Who should buy it?
If you’re a DJ, Rapper or a Hip Hop music enthusiast with a good budget to spend on headphones, this might just be the thing for you. However it’s all about personal sound preference. For the users of Sennheisers, Beats Pro might sound a bit too full. Though if you spend a couple hours listening with it, the ear sets in and other headphones start to seem a bit thin and quiet. Even though the company suggests it is made for sound engineers, based on popular opinions, we’d suggest otherwise. Not that headphone should be the first choice for mixing anyway.
Made for Club DJs, Beats Pro was constructed to withstand abuse. It has a strong, heavy, and durable body mostly made out of metal, with considerably bigger cup size to cover the ear well. It comes with its trademark Red part coiled rubber cable and a screw fit 1/4″ adapter.
Beats seem to advertise Pro to have a crispier sound for the high end music. But as it seems the sound is more towards the lower end and sounds a bit fuller compared to its adversaries. Sound is nevertheless of utmost quality. Not recommended for some MP3 players as the sound doesn’t seem to compliment Beats Pro’s capability, because Pro doesn’t run on AAA batteries (unlike Beats Studio). But it works well with smart phones and other dedicated devices.
Priced at £349, the Beats Pro is a very expensive headphone. Its sound is definitely different, but hard to get used to for some. Its build and comfort level are commendable but the overall expectations are far more than what the Beat Pro actually has to offer. We recommend it to enthusiasts rather than professional producers or casual listeners.
They sound like “the club”. Very hyped and great sounding for that club feel in the headphones. I wouldn’t try to mix anything with them but artist love to record with them in the booth
Not sure if I would buy them again but only because of the steep price, battery issues.
Love them great feel great sound own two pair a little high but love them
The sound quality is average. If you like big and flashy these headphones could be for you.