beats by dre Beats Executive headphone

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Summary: Home/studio-style closed, over-ear noise-canceling headphones that come with a detachable standard audio cable, a detachable audio cable with built-in remote and mic for iPhone/iPod/iPad connections, a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case.
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Type: Home/Studio style headphones
About - beats by dre Beats Executive

The Beats by Dre Executive home/studio-style noise-canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can only be used with the noise-canceling feature engaged, and are intended for use with iPods, iPads, and iPhones, as well as standard audio devices. Additional features include earphones that fold and swivel flat for easy storage. The Executive comes with a carrying case, detachable 52-inch standard connecting cord, detachable 52-inch connecting cord with built-in mic and answer/player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphone use, mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and cleaning cloth. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

About This Brand

Beats by dre, which spun off into its own company, Beats Electronics, after breaking ties with Monster Cable in 2011-2012, was purchased by Apple. Several models are currently available at a variety of prices to satisfy different target markets.

Features & Specs - beats by dre Beats Executive
info Weight (oz.) 12.5
info Cable length (in.) 52
info Battery type (2) AAA
info Works with noise reduction off No
info Integrated microphone Yes
info Call connect/disconnect control Yes
info Integrated volume control Yes
info Integrated player control Yes
info Detachable cable Yes
info Monitor function (mute) Yes
info Noise canceling unit in earpiece Yes
info Low battery indicator Yes
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User Reviews - beats by dre Beats Executive
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Lousy quality
Great Sound
Flimsy Construction
Poor Value
Best Uses
Horrible build quality - ear cover fell off out of the box. <br />Warranty will not fix out of the box defects.<br />Had to fix it myself. <br />Then a couple of weeks later, the hinge broke. <br /><br />Do not buy - they WILL fall apart
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Worth the price
Good Bass
Good Value
Great Sound
Best Uses
Home Audio
Portable Devices
With My Computer
I know a lot of people have bashed these headphones but I just want to share my own experience with them. I bought these recently for 200 dollars which is cheaper than Bose and other headphone alternatives and I have had a mostly positive experience listening to music and blocking out sound. These are clearly not amazing at noise cancellation but at the same time, I have not heard many other models from other manufacturers that really cancel out noise. These are active noise cancelling which is a nice feature so you do not have to worry about turning on noise cancelling yet it does eat up AAA batteries if you use them everyday. A lot of people have complained that they clamp your ears. That is true yet not entirely. I have only experienced this after several hours of use, and every other headphone I have used in the past has had this same issue after several hours of use. So you have to take that into consideration. There might be better sounding headphones out there like Audio Technica and Senn, but if you want to spend 200 dollars or less and want headphones that also look great and have a great image in public, these headphones may be for you.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not great for noise cancellation
Good Bass
Great Sound
Noise Cancellation Poor
Best Uses
The most important feature for me is noise cancellation because I am a very frequent flier. These headphones look and feel premium, and they sound good, but I could not detect any noise cancellation, at all. There is absolutely no comparison to Bose for noise cancellation.<br />If you travel frequently and listen to audio books or quiet music, the Bose is probably a better choice.<br />If your music is loud enough to block out noise, these headphones are OK. They definitely have nice feeling build quality and they look great.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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