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 Pete Schloßnagel 4 weeks ago

Beats Studio Buds

True Wireless in-ears with Noise Cancelling and Transparency Mode

Studio Buds are the first True Wireless headphones from Apple subsidiary Beats. With their debut, the manufacturer wants to delight the iOS community with a low-cost AirPods alternative, as well as convince Android devotees with an almost identical feature set.


Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats

Bluetooth in-ears with powerful sound for sports activities

The new Powerbeats Bluetooth in-ears are aimed - like their True-Wireless counterparts the Powerbeats Pro - primarily at an audience who want to use them during sports and exercise. And they are particularly suited, thanks to their securely fitting ear hooks and their sweat- and...


Bluetooth by Ralf Willke 2 years 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...


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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

Beats has taken a new direction with the Studio Buds that are sure to please! Finally, there are (almost) no disadvantages for Android users, even if the trade-off is doing without Apple’s H1 chip technology. It’s a shame that convenient features like iCloud Sync are missing, but these Beats headphones still feel like a real Apple product. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. In any case, Beats didn’t make any major mistakes with this product, and the sound, noise cancelling, and compatibility are all impressive.

If you thought Apple AirPods Pro were too expensive or too inflexible, the Studio Buds now offer an affordable and comparable alternative.

Pete Schloßnagel
Pete Schloßnagel 25. August 2021
Beats Studio Buds