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Beats by Dr. Dre® Pro®

Over-Ear Headphone (Black)

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Beats

Designed by audio professionals, for audio professionals

One listen and you'll be hooked. Beats Pro headphones produce the kind of balanced, clear sound that sound engineers, DJs, and musicians depend on to make a living. Proprietary Beats driver technology delivers even frequency response across a wide spectrum, for ultra-accurate audio recording, mixing, and playback. Audio professionals take note: Beats Pro headphones feature convenient flip-up earcups that let you monitor your surroundings without removing the headphones from your head. Plus, dual input/output cable jacks let you share mixes by daisy-chaining headphones, so others can hear your mix in their cans.

Beats Pro headphones are built strong using durable, lightweight aluminum. It also helps them resist vibrations, so you just hear pure, uncolored sound. The thickly padded earcups also help keep out unwanted ambient sound. And they're so plush and comfortable, you'll wear Beats Pro for hours and forget you have them on. Feel free to take a call while wearing them using the remote/mic cable. It's compatible with many smartphones, including Apple® and Android™ devices.

From the review Beats Pro Headphones — Listen to the Doctor

"If you're into rap, hip-hop, electronica, modern rock, or anything that gets people on the floor and dancing, then I do indeed recommend the Beats Pro. These headphones deliver the music with the audio punch and presence it deserves."

— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • padded, on-ear earcups and headband
  • rotating, flip-up earcups allow for easy studio monitoring
  • durable aluminum construction resists vibration for cleaner sound
  • 5-foot coiled cable with 1/4" adapter for studio use
  • 54-inch cable with in-line remote and microphone for Apple, Android™, and Blackberry® devices
  • input/output jacks lets you daisy-chain headphones and share mixes
  • compact travel case and cleaning cloth
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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Not Given
Sensitivity
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Not Given
Impedance
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Not Given
Weight
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16.1 ounces
Cord Length
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60" + 54"
Airline Adapter Included
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No
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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What's in the box?

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  • Over-ear headphones (black/silver)
  • 54" Straight RemoteTalk cable with in-line microphone/3-button remote (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 5' Partially coiled audio cable (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter (attached to coiled cable)
  • Cloth pouch
  • Cleaning cloth (4-1/8" square)
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Product Brochure
  • Information to Consumers
  • Beats decal

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Features

Overview: The Beats Pro headphones have been acoustically tuned for use in professional recording studios, performance venues, and clubs. You can also use them in your home or office. Beats Pro headphones utilize rugged metal construction to ensure durability and resist unwanted vibrations. The headphones' heavily padded ear cushions are ultra-comfortable for long listening sessions. They also provide passive sound isolation. The Beats Pro features input/output connections to let you daisy-chain headphones and share mixes.

Construction: The Beats Pro headphones are built with an aluminum gunmetal frame for extreme durability. The solid aluminum and steel construction means the headphones won't resonate and introduce artifacts that interfere with the sound.

Professional Sound: The Beats Pro headphones are equipped with high-quality drivers and advanced materials to deliver the wide, flat frequency response of studio monitors for accurate recording, mixing, and playback.

Passive Sound Isolation: The headphones are equipped with heavily padded leather ear cushions to create a high degree of sound isolation. You get excellent noise reduction without the need for power switches or batteries. The pivoting ear cups also provide an excellent fit.

Comfortable Padding: The Beats Pro headphones feature plush ear cushions that offer maximum comfort and minimal ear fatigue. The headphones also include a padded, adjustable headband.

Rotating Ear Cups: The Beats Pro has backward-rotating ear cups that allow you to monitor the room or carry on a conversation with the headphones on your head at all times. The hinges above both ear cups rotate 180° to give you the ability to pivot the ear cup to listen to outside noise without having to remove your headphones. When not in use, you can rotate both ear cups and store your headphones in the included cloth pouch.

Dual Cable Ports: The Beats Pro headphones include a cable port on each ear cup to allow you to attach the cable on either side. Both connectors have a locking collar that works with the included Audio-only cable. The dual ports also allow you to daisy-chain your Beats Pros with other headphones. You can share the audio signal with other users when two headphone outputs are not available or within reach.

Included Cables: The Beats Pro headphones include two cables, both with right-angled 3.5mm miniplug terminals that will fit most any portable device, even through the protective case:

  • RemoteTalk: The 54" straight RemoteTalk cable features an in-line microphone and 3-button remote. The remote is fully compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad, and partially compatible with HTC, Blackberry, and Android devices. The outer buttons control volume up and volume down (iOS devices only), while the center button controls phone calls and music playback. With one press, you can answer or hang up a phone call, and play or pause your music. Two presses during music playback skips forward to the next track. Three presses skips backwards to the beginning of the currently playing track or the previous track. The RemoteTalk cable has a 3.5mm terminal.
  • Audio Cable: The partially-coiled Audio-only cable is approximately 5' long and slightly thicker than the RemoteTalk cable. It includes a special connector that locks into the headphones to keep it securely plugged in. The 3" coiled portion is near the device end to help alleviate tension and prevent accidental disconnects. It also includes a 3.5mm-to-1/4" plug adapter tethered to it.

Cleaning Cloth: The Beats Pro includes a soft cleaning cloth to help keep your headphones like new.

 
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2 out of 5

Not Worth the Price

Written By Jmike, Rockville Md on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
 
Honestly, Beats Pros are a decent pair of headphones. It is higher quality than a lot of in-ear headphones and you'll have (Slightly) above-average sound quality.

But for the price, I should love these headphones and the honest truth is I don't.

They are uncomfortable to wear after 2+ hours, they are WAY to heavy on the bass, and the sound quality is meh. These headphones should be priced at around $80-$100, tops. Their only pro (no pun intended) is that they look decent. Granted you will look like a total jerk wearing them in public but they look half decent to me.

And if you want to waste your money on an average pair of headphones, please, be my guest.

I know Beats look cool but seriously, do you really want to spend this much on a pair of average headphones when you could get better headphones for a lot less?

Beats are all hype. If you want some real headphones check out Bose, Sennheiser, or Sony.
Pros:
Very Sturdy Stay on head
Cons:
Over-Priced Very Uncomfortable after 2+ hours Not very portable Sound Quality is only slightly above average
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5 out of 5

beats go get yours

Written By jay, bronx,ny on Friday, November 16, 2012
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OMG by far these are the best headphones i've purchased ever the sound quality is amazing i bought the beats regular and hated the fact that i had to install batteries in them with these beats pro i just plug in and go i totally love them !!!!
2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre® Pro®

Written By Cris, Laredo, Texas on Friday, September 21, 2012
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Hands down the absolute best headphones I have every purchased.
3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Grade A Headphones

Written By W, Natchez, MS on Saturday, August 25, 2012
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I am a owner of several high rated headphones!!! These are the best pair of headphones on the market..
Pros:
Just a great pair of headphones all over!!
Cons:
Very few but not that important to rate!!
3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BEATS

Written By rekagear20, US on Thursday, July 12, 2012
 
In my opinion Beats by Dr. Dre are by far the best for quality on the go. You get your money worth for the sound quality and durability. I get all my Beats audio stuff from - http://www.tukoast.herobo.com. They have up to 30% on ALL products.
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4 out of 5

BeatsT ProT Headphones

Written By NateW, Blacksburg, VA on Thursday, July 05, 2012
 
Similar to other head phones in this price range, the audio quality is outstanding. When listening from a personal computer the range is nearly complete, if you are a bass fanatic I would recommend getting a decent amplifier.

Personal listening includes: pop, classical, jazz, and R&B with an amp. While listening to pop the instruments are easily distinguishable and the artist is singing to you. The bass is rich and not overwhelming, while the highs are crisp and the mid-range is super clear. The classical genre could easily be described as a "whole new world". Clarity is phenomenal in every way and for each section - strings vs. brass, etc. As for jazz, many songs in my library are from vinyl, the headphones defiantly emphasis the recording quality. I found most of my favorite tracks were higher quality. So the headphones are helping sort good recordings from the bad. R&B listening is revolutionary, like many classical pieces; there are new sounds which were too distorted to distinguish with cheap headphones.

I also tried driving the speakers with my 3rd gen. iPod nano [without an in-line amp]. The mid-range was crisp and highs were OK, but the bass was underpowered/non-existent. Bottom line, if you want to go to the weight room or on a walk with headphones look for something requiring less power - smaller speakers. On the other hand, if you are dying for amazing quality sound with some sacrifice [see cons below] these are the right dr. dre headphones for you.
Pros:
a) Great sound quality with an amplifier [see review above]. b) They should stand the test of time with the aluminum frame and plush ear cushions. c) The noise is suppression is impressive as there Beats are not noise canceling. With the volume extremely low I can barely hear some one speaking 10' feet away. I have not tried them in flight, will test within the month.
Cons:
a) The quality costs - $ + an amplifier. b) Here is the sacrifice - weight - after an hour or more I have a slight headache due to the pressure on top of my head. This subsides with time of wear hopefully. c) To be determined as a con or pro is the compression on the ears, the ear pieces are snug causing a minor compression headache. -Will try to give an update in 6 months.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

"Awesome Headphones!"

Written By DFresh!, Orlando, FL. on Friday, June 22, 2012
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"So, I got these "Beats Headphones from Dr. Dre," let me just say, amazing! The sound coming from these headphones, rivals sitting in your neighbors trunk rattler, without all the trunk rattling of course! Feels like your at a concert, or night club! Professional quality! Colgate smile here, from ear to ear!"
Pros:
"Sounds great, feels super comfy, can listen for long periods of time, and if looks could kill... These would!"
Cons:
"They are a bit on the heavy side, after an hour or so of use, but other than that, good luck finding anything wrong with these headphones!"
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5 out of 5

Beats by Dr. Dre® Pro®

Written By Anonymous, Basking Ridge, NJ on Friday, January 27, 2012
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Great
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4 out of 5

great phones

Written By Lyle K, Bensalem on Tuesday, May 31, 2011
 
I have 5 headphones and I can say with out a doubt they are worth the 399. They sound great they have tight bass and highs are very good I listen to classical rock and r and b
5 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

put these on....

Written By Saul, Tustin,Ca on Monday, February 07, 2011
 
if u REALLY WANT TO HEAR YOUR MUSIC the way Dre hears it... get these..these things are a monster!!!! they do weight 1lb,but,these headphones makes my HTC windowphone rock all day...and that's with the EQ off.. DEEP,HARDROCKING SOUND!! if u buy at a store, i think stores dont even offer a 3,4yr warranty on headphones.. if u get these,i would like into getting the 3yr warranty for a lousy few bucks..
3 out of 14 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BEST OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Written By John Boy, Oakland California on Monday, December 20, 2010
 
THE BEST THING OUT THERE! I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING BETTER! DO NOT HESITATE, BUY
THESE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
3 out of 19 people found this helpful
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