Meet your iPod®'s new best friend
The iBeats from Monster aren't like the stock earbuds that came with your iPod or iPhone®. Their carefully tuned drivers accurately reproduce every note in your music, from sparkling highs to punchy lows. Plus, thanks to durable all-metal housings, they'll keep rockin' long after those plastic stock earbuds kick out. And best of all, they have a remote built into the cord that lets you control music playback without having to dig into your pocket for your iPod. You can even answer calls on your iPhone hands-free with the in-line microphone.

So go ahead and chuck those stock buds. Trust us, your ears will thank you.

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear design provides natural sound isolation
  • solid metal housing resists vibrations for purer sound
  • ControlTalk™ system — in-line remote and microphone for use with iPod® and iPhone®
  • 3 ft. 10 in. cable with mini plug
  • includes five pairs of standard cone eartips and two pairs of triple-layer cone eartips
  • carrying case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • In-ear headphones + mic (with attached 46" cable terminated by a male 3.5mm connector)
  • 3 Pairs of silicon single-section eartips (XS/S/M/L/XL)
  • 2 Pairs of silicone triple-section eartips (S/L)
  • Carrying pouch
  • Clothing-clip
  • Quick Start Guide/Warranty booklet
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002" note
  • Customer Service contact information

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type ---
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight Not Given
Cord Length 46"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Monster iBeats "by Dr. Dre" High Performance In-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk provide extended full-range sound without distortion for your music. The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones feature solid, precision-machined single-billet metal housings with a hard chrome finish. The in-ear headphones utilize an advanced Monster Cable headphone cord with a 24K gold-plated 3.5mm connector for superior audio transfer. The Monster iBeats come supplied with sound isolating ear-tips in multiple sizes to provide a perfect fit and to seal out external noise. With ControlTalk you get in-line remote control of your music, as well hands-free calling using the built-in Mic. You can enjoy quick-access music playback control, like volume, play/pause and tracking, without having to dig for your iPod. Plus, the built-in mic and noise-isolating in-ear headphones all combine to let you hear and be heard much more clearly and conveniently. A carrying case is also included.

Solid Metal Housing: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones feature solid metal housings for the purest sound possible. Precision-machined single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sonic artifacts from tainting your listening experience.

Hard Chrome Finish: The precision-machined metal housings are covered with a hard-chrome finish to keep them looking new and shiny (no polish needed).

Ultra-Lightweight: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones are lightweight for listening while exercising or when you're on the go.

Extended Full-Range Sound: The Monster iBeats provide extended full-range sound from a compact in-ear headphone. The Monster iBeats' exclusive driver design pumps out the deepest bass, soaring highs, and ultra-clear midrange.

In-Ear Noise Isolation Ear-Tips: The Monster iBeats with ControlTalk in-ear headphones feature multiple pairs of various sized ear-tips, designed to fit comfortably and securely to block out external sound. The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones include seven pair of earbud tips: five pairs of cone tips (XS/S/M/L/XL) and two pairs of triple-layered tips (S/L) for the most comfortable, secure fit that isolates you from unwanted external noise. The Monster iBeats' noise isolation feature cuts external noise for a better music experience than traditional earbuds.

ControlTalk: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones have a built-in Monster ControlTalk feature for use with iPhone and other music phones. The Monster ControlTalk device is a small remote + mic attached to the cable of Monster iBeats in-ear headphones. The ControlTalk cable has a call answer button and microphone so you can easily switch between listening to music and talking on your phone. ControlTalk is designed to give you music playback control from select iPods, iPhones, and other music phones; as well as hands-free calling through the in-ear headphones and built-in mic. ControlTalk offers the following functions.

  • Music: Play/Pause, Skip/Previous Track, Fast-Forward/Rewind, Volume Up/Down
  • Phone: Answer/End Call, Decline Call, Call-Waiting, Volume Up/Down

Compatibility: ControlTalk only provides full playback functionality (play/pause, tracking forward/back, scanning forward/back and volume control) on iPhone and select newer iPods with limited functionality on other devices and earlier generation iPhones and iPods. Full remote playback functionality supported only for iPod nano (4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (120/160GB), iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4), and iPod shuffle (3rd/4th gen). The following chart lists compatible cell-phones (as of Oct. 2010):

Service Provider Phone Model Hands-Free Calling Media Audio Volume Control Play/Pause of Media Tracking & Scanning Back/Forward
AT&T Blackberry Curve 8900 Y Y N Y N
Samsung Eternity Y Y N N N
Blackberry Bold Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Pearl 8110 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8310 Y Y N Y N
iPhone 3GS/4 Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G/3G Y Y N Y N
Sprint Blackberry Curve 8330 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Tour 9630 Y Y N Y N
Palm Pre Y Y N N N
Samsung Highnote Y Y N N N
Blackberry Pearl 8130 Y Y N Y N
Samsung Instinct s30 Y Y N N N
Blackberry 8830 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8350i Y Y N Y N
Palm Treo PRO Y Y N N N
T-Mobile Motorola Motozine ZN5 Y Y N N N
Blackberry Pearl Flip Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8520 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8320 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8900 Y Y N Y N
T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 Y Y N N N
T-Mobile Sidekick LX Y Y N N N
Verizon Samsung Trance Y Y N N N
LG Dare Y Y N N N
Blackberry Storm Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Curve 8330 Y Y N Y N
Blackberry Tour 9630 Y Y N Y N
LG Chocolate 3 Y Y N N N
Motorola Krave ZN4 Y Y N N N
Motorola Rival A455 Y Y N N N
LG enV Touch Y Y N N N
Blackberry Pearl 8230 Y Y N N N

Note: Requires software v. 1.0.3 or newer for iPod Nano (4th/5th/6th gen), 2.0.1 or newer for Classic (120/160GB), and 2.2 or newer for touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen).

Advanced Monster Cable: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones utilize advanced Monster Cable with patented technologies for accurate and clear audio. The iBeats in-ear headphones also offer rugged strain relief to protect the headphone cable from heavy-duty use.

3.5mm Connector:: The Monster iBeats feature a 24K gold-plated 3.5mm connector for maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

Cable Management: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones include a cable management clip and cable slider.

  • Cable Management Clip: Attach the cable management clip to clothing to keep the headphone cable under control and out of your way, as well as reduce accidental pulling of the earbuds from your ears.
  • Cable Slider: Use the cable slider to control cable swap while listening. Also slide up to reduce tangles during storage.

Protective Soft Pouch: The Monster iBeats in-ear headphones come with a compact, protective, soft pouch to store the headphones when not in use.

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Complete, clean, and crisp sound quality!

Written By Faisal, Washington, DC on Monday, April 04, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This review may not be for everyone as I'll start off by saying that i upgraded to
the Ibeats by Monster from the free headsets that come with the Iphone.
But having said that I was not 1 bit dissapointed. This is the first time i've
purchased "expensive" headphone and they are totally worth it.
The sound quality and almost completely noise canceling make them truely
awesome headphone.
Totally recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade the sound quality of
their music.