If you have an iPod, or recently just buy an iPod, and you think “Oh, I need something better than this horrible white earbud from iPod” this Monster iBeats would cross your mind as an “Excellence Upgrade” for your earphone. Is that true? Is iBeats worth it?
This iBeats I wanna review is actually comes from HTC Sensation XE bundling. But actually you can buy the iBeats separately with a price around $119. With such a price range, obviously we will expect a tremendous sound quality. Is that so? Let’s check this out.
The headphones themselves look pretty tasty. Each ‘bud puts us in mind of a very tiny turbine engine. Out of the box, they seem like a durable set of headphones. They have a playback control in the cable. Since, they are bundled with an HTC Sensation, obviously they are equipped with phone control. However, they have no any volume control, if they have, it would be very good.
How about the sound quality? Don’t expect to much on detail and clarity since iBeats is designed for Hip Hop lovers. Beats are famous for their low-end kick, punchy bass, but relatively weak on high. What the iBeats do achieve is a nicely balanced sound — we never noticed the bass obscuring too much of the mix in general. Listening to Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, mid-tone sounds such as the persistent grimy synth and the vocals themselves never became too noisy or overly loud.
Indeed, these buds perform well at high volume. Where we’d see many headphones losing their grip and introducing distortion, the iBeats keep everything more or less in check, which leaves you free to jump up and down on your bed singing along freely.
However, many people complaint about iBeats’ built quality. in several website which review this headphone, people said that iBeats broke after 2-3 months usual usage. This would be bad drawback for the Monster Beats brands.