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beats by dre Beats Executive
 
Approximate retail price:
$300
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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2.0
not bad but can be better
8/1/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Durable
Great Sound
Cons
Too Much Ambient Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought the Executive by Beats following reviews I read, in order to use it in airplane for the noise cancelling capabilities. I also tried it for a few days at home, to listen to music. <br />The design is really good, durable (metal, and not plastic). Looks like a very good item.<br />First problem: I ordered two, and one came with a broken cover. I had to ask three times for a replacement, and gave up because it came with the same broken part the three times. Total: 1 out of 5 was flawless...<br />Second problem: there is a slight background hiss, which becomes annoying when you are listening at low volume and between songs. <br />Because of my inability of getting a second unbroken headphone, I decided to try other brands. Right after comparing the executive and the Bose QuietComfort 15, I decided to get the Bose: noise cancelling it superb, much better than the Executive (I compared the two headphones while standing close to a noisy heat exchanger unit), sound quality as good as the executive, and much lighter to wear (no metal, only plastic, but still seems durable). <br />Well, I brought back my first Executive (the one that was came broken), and bought two Bose QuietComfort 15. I do not regret it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Tried them. Went Back to Bose
7/31/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I owned Bose QC2 and finally got some QC15's. Was intrigued when I saw other frequent travelers with the Beats. Brought them and within days took them back. They didn't feel as well made as the Bose. On my head, the pressure against my head was stronger and more uncomfortable than the Bose. Lastly, they were bass rich, which could be good. But I like a more balanced sound. I'm sticking to my QC15's.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Over priced
7/31/2014
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Uncomfortable
Best Uses
Music
Comment:
They look great however after about 20 minutes they began to hurt my head. I tried to adjust however after awhile the hurt came back to my head.<br />I think that they are over priced and the sound is only ok. There are other manufactures that make headphones for the same price or less and have better sound and feel comfortable after long usage.
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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