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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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1.0
Put Your Ears in a Vice Grip!
6/28/2014
Pros
Great Sound
Cons
Poor Value
Too Heavy And Clumbsy
Too Many Pieces To Keep T
Uncomfortable
Best Uses
5 Minutes Use
Comment:
If you wear these Beats headphones for more than 15 minutes, you will feel as if your ears (and head) have been in a vice grip. If you wear them for a long flight, it will takes days for your ears to recover from the bruising.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Sound but There are problems.
4/12/2014
Pros
Great Sound
Cons
Cord too long
Uncomfortable
Best Uses
Home Audio
Music
Relaxing
Comment:
I use these for listening to white noise when sleeping because I have tinitus and when traveling to drown out my husbands snoring. They work the best of anything I have used for that. Unfortunately I received two defective pairs in a row. The first pair had one side that would stop working (no sound). The second pair started making a loud noise after being on for an hour or so. It would startle me awake. I am returning these and I'm not sure I will buy a third. <br /><br />The cord was too long. It was getting tangled or tripping me up if I tried to use them while doing anything. The earpieces also got to be a little uncomfortable after being worn for a while. I also wish they didn't require batteries to work. 2 AAA
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Ok, but suffers from a hissing sound
12/17/2013
Pros
Good Bass
Cons
Poor Sound
Poor Value
Best Uses
Comment:
I returned it within a day. It looks great, but the noise cancellation results in a very audible hissing sound. Probably unnoticable on a plane, but very distracting for home use. Replaced with Bose and am very happy.
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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