Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Headphones Review

By on December 15, 2009
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With an AED 1,400 price tag, Beats by Dre Studio is clearly aimed at audiophiles.

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The Verdict:
Crystal clear sound, great bass, noise cancelling features and sleek looks make Beats by Dre Studio an audiophile’s dream.

Andre Romelle Young, aka Dr. Dre may not be able to tout a medical degree as part of his many accomplishments but when it comes to producing music, the man is a legend. Not content with producing top beats for the likes of Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Eminem, the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment has launched his own series of headphones called Monster Beats by Dr. Dre.

The Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio pack comprises of circumaural headphones, headphone cables, iSoniTalk cable for iPhone, and Blackberry, touring case, cleaning cloths and two AAA batteries. With an AED 1,400 price tag, Beats by Dre Studio is clearly aimed at audiophiles seeking superior sound quality.

A press statement from Monster says that they have worked with Dr Dre for three years to create these headphones. Dr. Dre adds, “People aren’t hearing all the music. Artists and producers work hard in the studio perfecting their sound. But people can’t really hear it with normal headphones. Most headphones can’t handle the bass, the detail, the dynamics. Bottom line, the music doesn’t move you. With Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should: the way I do.” dre_image1 We were ready to rubbish all that as marketing spiel till we actually put the headphones on. The clarity on the headphones is extraordinary and not only that, we’ve replayed tracks that we’ve heard before only to hear little things in the background that weren’t audible with other headphones. The good part about Circumaural headphones is that they cover your entire ear and thus generally have noise cancelling qualities built in. This holds true for Beats by Dre Studio, which does a pretty good job in that respect. The headphones also extrude enough heart-thumping bass to keep any audiophile happy. dre_image2 Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio is also big on style. The combination of black and red works beautifully and the headphones look rather slick. The batteries get tucked away on one side of the headphone and you have a button to activate it. The batteries do tend to get used up pretty quickly though, especially if you forget to turn off the headphones after you’ve used them. It gets a bit annoying when you have to replace them every now and then.

If you can afford these headphones without having to break the bank, they’re definitely worth parting your Dirhams for. Crystal clear sound, great bass, noise cancelling features and sleek looks make Beats by Dre Studio an audiophile’s dream.


Hitesh is a tech/games journalist and Business Development Manager for the Tbreak Network.

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  • Donloc

    I just got the Beats by Dre Studio headphones from They were a little expensive; regardless i would have to say at first i was a little hesitant at first like the average consumer for even thinking to spend $200+ on a set of headphones. I can honestly say that the purchase was worth every dollar I spent and im an extreme penny pincher. Nowadays you get what you pay for, and when it comes to my music and gadgets i dont mind spending the extra cash.

  • Dwight

    Yes, I agree, I am a serious audiophile, and really enjoy these headphones and the musical quality

  • Ben

    I like the beats alot. They are comfortable, stylish, and sound great. But for 317.99 they could have touched up the fragile hinges, thin headband, and scary loose fit just to make it more worth it. I think the new solo hds fix a few of those problems and are infact a good investment as well.

  • jukt

    I have been reading reviews left right and center. Being so expensive I want to know what I am getting into. I have read reviews in which the headphones are bashed and others where they are praised. I guess what I want to know is the type of music they are good for. Also, not to be a kill-joy but this "review" sounds more like a ad, let's here the cons, nothing is perfect.

  • Ruskytheaterbear

    I have heard them and don’t think much of them. They don’t exude the detail as stated in this article and they feel too heavy. 

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