Beats Studio Wireless
By Tim Gideon
Dr. Dre's Beats headphones lineup is found on the heads and around the necks of athletes giving press conferences and pop stars in music videos, and it would easy to write them off as overpriced, celebrity-endorsed plastic.
That would be a mistake, as the latest Beats Studio Wireless reminds us. At $379.95, these Bluetooth headphones are a bit overpriced, and they have some issues with distortion at maximum volumes, but at reasonable listening levels they deliver the thunder many listeners crave from their headphones, all inside a comfortable, good-looking design that just might make you feel like an NFL star or a rock god. Listeners seeking a pure, balanced sound should look elsewhere, like at the less expensive Editors' Choice Harman Kardon BT$249.00 at Harman, but bass lovers craving round, rich lows coupled with crisp highs should read on.