If you’re looking to buy a new pair of Beats by Dr. Dre but don’t know which one’s for you, then you’ve come to the right article. There are 6 headphone models in the Beats arsenal, all offering stylish designs and good quality music, so it’s understandable to be confused with which one to pick up. Below is a breakdown of features and price ranges of the Studio, Pro, and Executive headphones of Beats by Dr. Dre.
Studio. The Beats Studio is the classic, original model of the brand, and it comes revamped in the 2013 version of the headphones. The Studio was designed to give let users experience music as if the artist were right there in front of you. It comes in 7 colors and an Alexander Wang limited edition, so there’s a wide variety to choose from. It’s priced at $299.95 in the official Beats store, and weighs 0.26 kilograms. It also comes with cables and charger, and has a noise cancelling feature r43dsofficiel.
The Studio is the model when you think of the Beats brand—it’s the headphone that started it all. It’s a pair of over ear headphones with noise cancelling features, and now runs on rechargeable batteries as opposed to the disposable batteries it used to have. However, if you’re a new buyer, then you may not want to grab a pair of these babies just yet. The Beats by Dr. Dre brand has a distinct way of producing its sound, and it’s known for producing music at extremely high bass volumes that some users claim drown out the highs and mids of songs. If you aren’t sure that you would like this kind of audio output, then buying a pair of Studios at $299.95 may not be for you just quite yet. You may want to start off with a pair of Solos. However, if you want to have the noise cancelling feature, or if you are familiar with how the Beats play your music, or if you simply like how the Studios look, then a pair of Studios may be just for you.
If you’re not a fan of cables, then the Studio also comes in a wireless version at $379.95.
Pro. The Beats Pro is a bit more heavy duty and is meant for more professional users, as the name suggests. Beats claims that artists like Will.i.am and Lil Wayne use these headphones in the studio, so fans of Will.i.am and/or Lil Wayne may want to check these out. The Beats Pro is the heaviest of the headphones at 0.40kg and comes in 4 colors, a Red Limited edition, and a slightly more expensive Infinite Black edition. These pair of headphones retail at $399.95, with the Infinite Black version at $449.95.
Unlike the Studios, the Pros don’t have noise cancelling features; they have noise reducing features. What’s the difference? The Studios use batteries to cancel out noise by using noise-cancelling technology that effectively nullifies the incoming noise frequencies. The Pros, however, rely on the build and thick padding of the headphones to effectively reduce noise without the need for batteries. This way, you don’t need to worry about your headphones dying out on you because there are no batteries needed. The Pro’s slightly heavier build is due to the materials it’s made from—aluminum and titanium instead of hard plastic, which effectively makes it more durable. The build also contributes to the sound, and while it still has the distinctive emphasis on the bass that the Beats headphones are known for, users claim that it produces louder music and more crisp sounds as compared to the Studio.
Another plus that comes with the Pros is the daisy chain feature, wherein you can connect your headphones to another user and share your music. This is useful when you’re working on the same piece of music and want to hear it at the same time, but don’t want to share the same headphones.
If you have some extra cash, if you’re a music producer or someone who works with music, if you don’t want headphones with batteries but still want to block out some noise, or if you’re simply looking for a stylish yet durable pear of headphones, then the Beats Pro is made for you.
Executive. The Beats Executive is like the big brother of the Studio. It’s more refined, easier to pack, and a bit more stylish than the Studio. It’s meant for people who travel, and what better way to tell the world that you’re successful than to don a $300 pair of headphones? Like the Studio, the Executive also has noise cancelling capabilities, but uses AAA batteries rather than rechargeable ones. It comes in only two colors, black and gray, weighs 0.34kg, and retails at $299.95, just like the Studios.
The main difference between the Executive and the Studio when it comes to design is that the Executive ear cups rotate inwards, which can be useful when you’re putting them away or trying to hear out of one ear. The Executive, like the Pros, also come with the daisy chain feature. The Executive also comes with an airline adaptor, while the Studio comes with a RemoteTalkTM cable. The Executives exude a more sophisticated look, and it only comes in two neutral colors, which may not be for people who want to sport their Beats as fashion accessories. The music that the two produce is comparable, with many users claiming that they don’t have much difference. When it comes down to it, the main differences between the Executives and the Studios is the design, with the Executive catering to a more professional base, while the Studio caters to a more general base.
Beats by Dr. Dre is available at www.beatsbydre.com and comes with free shipping.