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Beats by Dr. Dre® Executive™

Over-Ear Headphone with noise-cancelation

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Our take on the Beats by Dr. Dre® Executive™

by David Brown
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Beats by Dr. Dre Executive noise-canceling headphones

First class looks and sound

Let Dr. Dre™ upgrade your headphones to first class. The Beats Executive headphones feature a sleek design that will look at home in the office or on a plane. And with their powerful noise-canceling technology, office noise and plane engine hum will disappear, leaving you alone with your music and free from distraction. Deep bass response will add impact to your tunes without overpowering the smooth mids and crisp highs that make these 'phones sound great with a wide variety of musical styles.

Built for style, comfort and durability

Brushed stainless steel and aluminum alloy give the Beats Executive a sophisticated look apropos of their name. The soft leather headband and cushioned earcups ensure long-lasting comfort, in the air or on the ground. The headphones fold flat to fit in the convenient hard shell travel case for easy portability.

Convenient phone and music controls

Want to take calls without taking off your headphones? The Beats Executive comes with a detachable cable that features an in-line remote and microphone for use with the iPhone® as well as Android™ devices. The three-button remote lets you answer calls, hang up, and control the volume (volume control is limited to Apple devices), while the built-in mic ensures clear, hands-free conversation. You can also skip music tracks and adjust the volume on Apple devices and other compatible music players. A standard miniplug cable is also included for devices that may not function with the remote cable.


Beats by Dre Executive noise-canceling headphones

The Beats Executive headphones fold up for easy storage in the supplied travel case, so they're easy to take anywhere.

From the review Beats Executive headphones: Bold sound and noise cancelation in a sleek new design

"Beats is extending its reach, with a new upscale design geared toward frequent travelers. But don't make the mistake of thinking Beats is just interested in creating status symbols. Their previous models boast impressive sound quality, and the new Executive further refines the Beats sound for a performance as cool as their sophisticated new look."


— David, Crutchfield Home A/V Writer

Highlights:

  • folding, around-the-ear design
  • stainless steel and aluminum alloy construction
  • 2 detachable cables, including one with in-line remote and microphone for use with Apple, Android, and Blackberry® smartphones
  • push-to-listen button on right ear cup mutes music and disengages noise cancellation for quick conversations
  • hard shell travel case and cleaning cloth
  • 2 "AAA" batteries included (batteries required for listening)
  • airline and 1/4" adapters included
  • weight: 12 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Preliminary info from the manufacturer
Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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Around-the-Ear
Earcup Type
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Closed
Noise-canceling
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Yes
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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N/A
Sensitivity
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N/A dB
Impedance
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N/A
Weight
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12 oz. ounces
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Airline Adapter Included
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Yes
iPod Control
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Yes
Volume Control
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Yes
Built-in Microphone
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year

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Beats Executive™ headphones review

Beats Executive™ headphones review

by David Brown
 
Beats Executive™ headphones review

The Beats Executive™ over-ear noise-canceling headphones represent a new direction for Dr Dre's highly successful headphone line.

 
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5 out of 5

Beats are too executive

Written By JesCD, Tulsa, Ok on Sunday, March 03, 2013
 
With these headphones they are nothing short of great. I have had this pair for about 3 months and the sound quality is absolutely amazing.
Pros:
*Sound quality ia fantastic. *Cosmetic build is very resilient. *The comfortability I would say its like wrapping a cloud of music around your head. *The noise reduction isnt the best but the music being halfway cranked nobody will get through to you. *As of coolness wearing these over your ears will sure make you a head turner. *Comepletely worth the buy and I can strongly recommend these headphones to anyone looking for phenomenal sound.
Cons:
*If the sound is set below 40% the noise cancelation isnt as good. *You can make fingerprints really easily. I will say the cloth that came with it does a great job of getting rid of the smudges.
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5 out of 5

Great Headphones

Written By Curt, MD on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
These headphones are great. I could not ask for any more. The sound quality is amazing and the build quality is second to none. The "hiss" that everybody is complaining about is unnoticable when your music is above 60%. These headphones are made out of mostly aluminum, which makes them have a great feel. Also, when the volume is above 50%, nothing can be heard while the headphones are on. Plus, the sound does not leak nearly as much as the studios. I would highly recomend these headphones to anybody. Overall great headphones.
Pros:
Build quality, sound quality, sound isolation, not much sound leakage
Cons:
Slightly noticable hiss
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5 out of 5

exec. beats by dre

Written By wayne, denver co. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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I have Bose noise canceling headphones. The design is terrible. I sent them back three times in the first year. They still broke! I decided to try Dr. Dre. I have been waisting years of my life listening to only Bose. The beats are far above Bose in many ways. Better design& sound quality! The only thing lacking is the noise cancellation. You hear "white noise." But the quality of the sound far out weighs that one fault. Good bye Bose.
Pros:
Design. Sound quality. Bass response. Cool factor!
Cons:
Noise canceling
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2 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre® Executive™

Written By BG, Bellevue, NE on Friday, January 18, 2013
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While the sound is fine, the noise cancelling is worthless. After 2 pairs ordered online and then 1 from Crutchfield it became obvious that they were not "defective", but were just worthless for noise cancellation. The noise cancellation was basically loud static. You then had to turn the volume up louder to have the music drown out the "noise cancelling" static! Horrible!!!!

Switched to Beats "Studio" and love them!!!
Pros:
Look nice.
Cons:
Noise cancelling is horrible and too much static. All of this for a LARGE price tag too!! Bad deal.
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5 out of 5

Oh yes, I'll take two!

Written By Davey Mo, Pleasant Prairie, WI on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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I'm used to turning the sound up LOUD to drown out background noise. With these puppies, I can listen to the music softly, and all the background noise is gone!! Makes me feel like I'm in the eye of the hurricane at all times. I'm a believer.
Pros:
Outstanding sound clarity with awesome noise reduction. The background noise is still there, it's just become irrelevant.
Cons:
I'd like to get a set with the brushed metal surface coated flat black, to decrease visibility at times.
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5 out of 5

best Dr. Dre for travel

Written By koko, Indiana on Monday, November 05, 2012
 
Just got these and they are fantastic for air travel Noise cancellation is the best Love the press button to turn off noise cancellation
Pros:
fold up in a very nice case with flat design
Cons:
Needs a name plate in case you accidentally leave behind or a tracking tool
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