The Beats series by Dr. Dre have had quite a bit of impact on popular culture. Ever since they were released in 2008, they have been quite the head-turners. Headphones, in general, have a tendency of being noticeable but the headphones designed by Dr. Dre have taken it to another level. These particular headphones, the Pink Beats by Dr. Dre, are like beacons that will garner you double-takes every time you walk down the street.
The design is amazingly sleek and girls the world over will appreciate the colour. Delving into the Beats sound system is a little bit like biting into a rich, luscious, decadent cake. Everything about the product projects indulgence, from the design of the gear to the box itself, which can even be displayed in your bedroom or studio.
The Pink Beats by Dr. Dre has more to boast aside from being exquisitely designed. It also has other features such as being ready for use on a Smartphone. Most headphones usually have only one compatibility type and that is for media players. Most of the phones you can find in the market nowadays are Smartphones that have musical capability, so if you are going to buy a new pair of headphones, then they need to be able to connect, not just with your iPod, Zune or other music players; they should also be able to connect with your phone. I like that the Pink Beats are compatible with Smartphones because it gives it a wider range of capabilities, and since I own both an iPod and a Smartphone, it would be highly beneficial to have a headphone that works for both.
Noise cancellation is also part of the Pink Beats’ repertoire of features. For the most part, the quality of noise cancellation on these headphones were decent; they were able to completely muffle the sounds of the surrounding once they had been put on in a particularly quiet environment, so much so that the wearer had to be punched in the knee to capture their attention. It was also able to reduce the sounds of much noisier environments, so we know that while it may not win any major awards for its noise cancellation, the feature does at least work properly.
Do you sometimes feel like the cord of the headphones you just bought is far too short? Or maybe your headphones have suddenly stopped playing because the chord broke. Either way, this is a problem you will not encounter with the Pink Beats because the cord of the headphones can be replaced. If the cable’s length is too long or too short for you, you can opt to replace it. You will have to purchase the replacement, but it is readily available, and the point is that if you ever find that your cord is damaged, you do not need to discard the entire product, just the damaged part. I like this particular feature because I always find myself having to discard headphones because their cords have been broken.
While we are on the subject of cords, the design of the Pink Beats cords is something that is worthy of a few lines. When Dr. Dre first released his line of studio listening devices, the first thing I noticed about them was the unique design of the cables. The cables are flat, sort of like fettuccine noodles, and came in a bright red colour. The cords of the Pink Beats are in the same flat design, which prevent tangling, and are in the same bright red colour.
The Pink Beats also have the option of being folded up and into itself in order to fit into a carrying case that comes with the product. It can be folded in three parts and reduces the bulk so you can tote it around with you more easily.
The design of the Pink Beats is very clever. The discs on the earpieces that bear the ‘b’ logo have specific functions. The left earpiece contains the battery compartment and the right earpiece has a mute button. You can hold down the right ‘b’ to mute whatever you’re listening to and then simply release it to continue playing your music. It is a very ingenious little quirk that would be highly beneficial for when someone comes to bother you while you are watching a movie or listening to music and do not want to be disturbed.
As mentioned before, the entire marketing of the Beats headphones is ostentatious. Even the box is something you will not want to throw away. The box is more like a shoe box and is definitely different from the packaging of other headphones on the market. The interior is lined in red and has a velvety structure where your Pink Beats headphones are nestled. The headphones come with two cables: the Monster Cable, which is for regular use, and the Monster iSoniTalk iPhone enabled headphone cable, which is, of course, for use on your iPhone. It also comes with the Rigid Tour Case, where you can put your headphones during travel, the cleaning cloth, 2 adapters of different sizes and two AAA batteries.
If you are looking for a large, showy, eye-catching listening instrument, then this pair is definitely worth a looking into. The packaging is superb and the sound quality is also excellent. It provides tight low-ends and warm mids and has an exceptional crisp and balanced tone. It also provides a lot of different accessories and if pink is not quite your colour, you can choose from a wide array of other shades.
It also has a replaceable cable, which I think is a fantastic thing, because you can simply buy a new one if your cable ever breaks, instead of having to do away with the entire unit.
The Pink Beats boasts of a sleek, shiny exterior and it does deliver. However, the sleek shiny visage of the headphones has one particular thing going against it: it is highly smudge-prone. The fact that it comes with its own cleaning cloth is a great thing because you are definitely going to need it. It is incredibly easy to leave fingerprints and other marks on the surface of the Pink Beats and if you are someone who likes shiny things to remain shiny, that cleaning cloth is going to be your new best friend.
Another drawback to this product is that it runs on batteries. I have never been a big fan of carrying batteries around because I find it a hassle and not very eco-friendly. The Pink Beats also has a power switch on the earpiece that one can easily forget about as they burn through battery after battery.
Consumer response to this product has been very favourable, with most people giving it a rating of five stars. People have been very appreciative of its sound quality and colourful design.
The Pink Beats by Dre can be is priced at $350 but you could get it at a discounted price over at amazon.com