Yes, Dr. Dre Studio Headphones are THE most amazing headphones ever created.
Dr. Dre Monster Cable Beats in black
My first encounter with these headphones was actually in a Best Buy. I casually slid my way over to the headphones department while my parents were checking out important things...like t.v.'s and such. Anyway, I glanced over and the first thing I saw were these monster headphones (pun intended). I thought, "Wow...The entire end of the aisle is devoted to these babies. They have to be important." So I kiddishly look both ways to see if anyone is around and I run up to grab the headphones.
There were four buttons if I remember correctly. They said "rock," "hip-hop," and "pop." Then the fourth said "press down to play it loud" I clicked one by one in a row. I was so amazed. I spent an entire 2 hours listening to the same three samples of music, and of course my finger busied itself by holding down the "play it loud" button. I was in heaven!! Amazing sound quality!
Ahhhh...I got so excited in sharing my excitement, I nearly forgot another part of the story. As I was listening to these angel cushions, I peaked to the right because I hadn't even thrown a look at the rest of the headphones. Of course this was unfair. I had to give them their chance to shine...Soooo I left my future headphones and walked down the assembled line of products. Koss folding porta-pros - I own them and love them, although they're beginning to show their wear after two solid years of work. Yes, one of the cushions is gone, the other ripped and I have resorted to the "let me tape the end that plugs in since the chord is starting to wear out." Anyway, quite solid headphones, but not even close to the Dr. Dre's. That was to be expected though considering the price difference.
Then it hit me! I knew who the leading competitor must be. I glanced to the other ailse and there they were. Bose noise-canceling headphones. Knowing that my mother has a Bose home studio setup at home, I was expecting quite the retort from them. I walked surely toward them, and I put them on, and began the sample. Of course the fake airplane noise the demo creates is a little embarrassing so it was nice that they worked so well to cancel that; HOWEVER, the sound quality just didn't seem up to par. I thought to myself, "Hmmm...Maybe it's just because I haven't just listened to the Dre's. So I walked back over to the other aisle and picked them up. I was dumbfounded...shaken...stirred...flummoxed...FLABBERGASTED...
They weren't even close. As we left that Best Buy, I turned back in awe...knowing the truth behind the true heroes of the headphones department...
HOW TO AFFORD THEM
I realize the price for these headphones is relatively high, and it may be hard for some to commit to buying them. On the plus side though, that's what online shopping is for. =) I have been able to find several pair on both amazon and ebay for less than half the price! (which is great of course. )
p.s. I'm partial to the white ones although they now come in a variety of colors including blue, purple, silver, etc.
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