Beats by Dr. Dre

The headphones to the music – the music to the headphones

Dr. Dre, hiphop legend, producer of Snoopy Dogg, Eminem, Tupac Shapur and 50 Cent with the right hands for business, built headphones that were supposed to bring out the bass better – and did. Under the (obvious) name Beats, the chic listeners became world famous just as quickly as Dr. Dres Musik. The Beats brand now belongs to Apple and they continue to build headphones with lots of bass at ambitious prices. Dr. Dre continues to make hip-hop music at its best. Why should that also change …

The latest reviews: Beats by Dr. Dre

Bluetooth by Ralf Willke 1 month ago

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Pro

Wireless on-ears with noise cancelling

The next popular on-ear variant of the Beats headphone range should actually be the Solo 4, but the Apple division has instead put a "Pro" on the table - for good reason. If "Pro" equates with "progress", then this pretty much applies to a product...

4.4

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 6 months ago

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro

True Wireless In-Ears for Sports with Powerful Sound

The wireless Powerbeats Pro are specially designed for sporting challenges thanks to their extremely secure fit and sweat- and water-resistant construction. In addition to fast-charging, long-life rechargeable batteries and powerful sound, the in-ears offer versatile device control options for both Apple and Android systems.

4

Bluetooth by Ralf Willke 2 years ago

Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless

Stylish Over-Ear Headphones with Plenty of Perks for Apple Owners

Apple’s successful subsidiary Beats now releases its third iteration of its successful headphone Beats Studio with an eye to broaden its following even further. The result is a pair of headphones that strive to convince with its sound as much as its functionality, without skimping...

4.5

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Editor's recommendations: Beats by Dr. Dre

I’m revising my earlier prejudgements about Beats headphones. At least with the Studio3 Wireless, I find the product not only visually appealing, but have to applaud it from a sound perspective as well. There’s a modern sound texture, playful listening experience through the playlist, plus sophisticated wireless communication that ensures these Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones will deliver in spades in all situations.

There’s a choice of materials and chic design to enjoy here, which both underline the overall quality of the product. With the Studio3 Wireless, Beats joins top-tier competitors from the likes of B&O Play, Bowers & Wilkins and Sennheiser. For those with a penchant for Apple devices, the Studio3 is particularly recommended, with smooth connection to iOS and MacOS devices ensuring a user-friendly experience.

Ralf Willke
Ralf Willke 27. October 2017

With the Solo Pro Beats by Dre, Apple clearly show where developments are going. The new Solo is an on-ear headphone that really feels at home in the Apple world and offers clear advantages for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users. Even if there were some inconsistencies in the early days, once the operating system versions were updated, the Solo Pro made a very good impression in the basic disciplines of listening to music and telecommunications. The good sound, excellent speech intelligibility for video and audio calls, as well as the very effective noise cancelling and convincing transparency mode, make the Solo Pro a recommended purchase from the Apple Store. For everyone else, the following applies: Other manufacturers also make beautiful headphones that are on a par with the Solo Pro in terms of functionality and sound.

Ralf Willke
Ralf Willke 8. November 2019
Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Pro

The Beats by Dre BeatsX headphones deliver more than just a slick design, premium workmanship and first-rate aesthetics. These in-ears in fact seem a lot closer in technical function and capability to Apple’s new AirPods, rather than their own Beats brothers. Some might think that Beats has intentionally positioned the new BeatsX as an alternative to AirPods, capitalising on the allure of the cheaper price, while still delivering similar sound output, even if the feature set is slightly reduced. The BeatsX are good all-rounders and are particularly suited to the iPhone and iPad owner seeking a new pair of in-ears with plenty to get excited about.

Pete Schloßnagel
Pete Schloßnagel 23. March 2017