Do also check out my friend, kjdomanog‘s review on the Razer Orca Headphones here.
Generation after generation, Music has been a part of any Generation of people’s growth. Instruments to listen and create music have become portable, precise, and available to the market for people who have taste in music. Such one product are the Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre.
Beats Headphones for some have been known as the overpriced headphones in the market. But with it’s pricey touch, comes reasonably eargasmic sound quality. Though there are other alternatives like Sennheisers or AKG’s the beats still remain on top because of the stylish look, and the Bass-Biased Sound Quality. But this review doesn’t cover the whole Beats line, this is just for the Mixrs that i recently had, and these are the latest line of Beats Artist Series by David Guetta.
As i’ve stated, the Beats Mixrs are the newest addition to the Beats Headphone lineup and comes in two colors, black and white. I got the black one, coz for me i think the white one gets alot of dirt easily, and it didn’t look attractive as the Beats Studio’s did for me. These Beats Mixrs are a On-Ear type Headphones, meaning they don’t cover up your whole ear, unless you have really small ones but that’s another issue. These look pretty much like what a Metal-Framed, Beats Solo HD would look like. The ear cups flip to a 270-Degree Rotation for DJ’s or if your just a normal dude like me, and doesn’t want to be interrupted while listening to your music. You could just flip one ear cup and continue listening while talking to someone.
But if you’re not into the “flippy-ear cups” thing, there is also another option, which is the Control Talk HD cable, which has an in line microphone and controls to pause,play and skip tracks. The control talk HD works on most Apple Products, allowing you to fully use the Control Talk’s functionality.
Another functionality of the Beats Mixrs are the Twin Jacks on the Headphones. Since one of the Signature functionality of the Beats Headphones are it’s detachable cables for improved durability, The Mixrs provide two Cable ports in the earcups to allow DJ’s for easy input and output. Or if someone wants to listen to what you’re listening, you can Daisy chain the headphones for easy music sharing.
When you buy a pair of beats, alongside the package contains an impressively Hard Shell Case, which is a major improvement, since i didn’t like the idea with the Beats Solo / Solo HD having a soft case. I mean, where’s the protection in that? If you want a case for your headphones, you could just slid them in your backpack. For me it sort of looses the purpose of being easy to stow away. But with the new Hard Shell Case on the Mixrs, i’m pretty comfy with my headphones when they slip through my hands and falling straight through the ground that they won’t break. The only downside to the new case for me is it’s slippery texture. I can’t grab it effortlessly, meaning i have to exert a little force to the tips of my fingers to prevent it from slipping from my fingers when i try reaching for them.
Also in the package is a Microfiber clean cloth which is pretty standard for beats products. Another thing in the package are Two Detachable Cables, the first cable, having a 3.5mm Headphone Jacks with Control Talk HD, while the other has a 1/4 inch Adapter for you DJ’s that need to plug your headphones into an Amplifier or Studio Equipment with a coiled part of the cable near the L-Shaped jack.
Beats products have also been known for excellent packaging. But you didnt really buy them for the box right? You bought them for the headphones, and i think for a headphone, they are insanely overpriced. If style and functionality are what make the beats overpriced themselves, then i guess Dr. Dre isn’t being fair. These headphones are bass-biased, meaning some songs or tracks won’t sound good, as the Bass can muffle the vocals. I like how the ear cups flip, as most of the time i’m talking with people and don’t get to enjoy my music well enough, So the flipping ear cups work perfectly fine with me. Also, i would like to add that as with any On-Ear Headphones these things hurt. as in REAL Hurt. they begin to hurt after 2-3 hours of continuous use and it can be quite a pain since i’m wearing glasses, and my ears are pressed too hard on the frames of my glasses, which adds to the pain. So comfort isn’t really something to look forward to with these Headphones, Generally on all of the On-Ear Headphones.
So if you’re a long term audiophile,dj or someone with good taste in music quality who’s in a really tight budget, then go for other cheap alternatives like AKG’s or Bose. They sound equally the same, based on some of the Headphones i’ve tried on Power Macs and other retail stores here in the philippines, but with less functionality. But if you just wanna show off that you have alot of money, and can afford High Quality Style and Performance, go for the Beats. There’s nothing wrong really with buying beats, i think the tension just goes to the people who can’t buy them, and is incredibly thrown at how many people buy beats because they think they know what sound quality is. Well, i’m here to say that not only Beats provide awesome sound quality.