86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sounding Beats series headphones, least comfortable.
I bought these to replace of a set of solo hd's after hearing them in the store. They are the best sounding beats with a coverage of the mids and highs much more so than the solo and the Studio set which I also own. The bass is great on the Mixr's but not overpowering like the solo or the studios which are mega bass when you compare directly. I always start with the...
Published 20 months ago by Scott
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent after breaking them in. UPDATE 2/15/2014
When I first saw these beats, I loved the style of them. I tried out the sample ones in Target and was very pleased by the sound because they sound just as good as the Beats Studio. I purchased mine at Best Buy and soon tried them on. I loved the sound but I was about to return them because the head band was squeezing my head very tight and they were very oncomfortable. I...
Published 14 months ago by Isaac Chavez
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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sounding Beats series headphones, least comfortable.,
I bought these to replace of a set of solo hd's after hearing them in the store. They are the best sounding beats with a coverage of the mids and highs much more so than the solo and the Studio set which I also own. The bass is great on the Mixr's but not overpowering like the solo or the studios which are mega bass when you compare directly. I always start with the mixrs and they are the one I take with me to listen casually when I travel. When I am at home and am listening to music or gaming I use the solo's because of the comfort. The Studio's just collect dust now. The Pro's are in a different league and only really shine when amplified.
Best sound of the beats series. Good design of the ear tilting for ease of removing one side away from ear. Great for short term listening. My first set, mind you, that I always grab from the arsenal for short listening periods. The sound truly is a huge step up when listening. Example: I had the mixr's on listening to music on my laptop on the sofa at home and heard a song I wanted to share with the wife. There are two headphone ports on the PC she grabbed the solo's and put them on. She was rockin out and I said here listen to my new mixr's. SHe put them on and her eyes pooped out of her head in disbelief of the sound performance increase. Her comment was these ones are mine now.
They are too tight. *see revision below. They start to hurt after longs periods of use. The comfort goes to the solo and studios.
It seems to me that each set has it's own niche for different usage and all have substantially different sound. If you want the best sound the mixr's are it. If you have a skinny head you may not have as big a problem as I have. I am a 6' 200 pound man. I would say that the headphones are good for about an hour then I am motivated to grab the solo's for continued listening.
Revision about Comfort:
I have put these headphones on a large sofa arm to stretch the head band. To my surprise IT WORKS! IT WORKS WELL. It took a few days of using them then keeping them stretched really good overnight and after a few days they are quite comfortable and have stretched out and seem to be staying that way. Now five star headphones. They are all I use and all I would want in a headphone. now.
119 of 134 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan of Beats, but these aren't too bad.,
I'm usually not a fan of the "Beats" series of headphones, so this will be an honest review of the Mixr.
For starters, this is a newer headphone made in conjunction with David Guetta's seal of approval. While Guetta may not use these headphones for his own mixing, he'll wear them in support of the Beats name.
Now to get to the headphone.
In my opinion this headphone is an upgrade from the well known Studio model, but you're probably asking "If this is an upgrade, why is this cheaper than the Studio?"
The answer lies in the build of the headphone, the sound quality, and the fact that they're non-powered.
The build of this headphone is almost comparable to that of the Beats Pro which has a metal casing and a driver that cleans up the muddy bass and low end of the amplified Studio model. I like to call this the little brother of the Pro. It's a sturdy, yet compact headphone that's good for listening to a wide variety of music. Mostly Beats is targeted for the audience that listen to Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, and anything Techno, Electronica, or Trance related, at least with this guy it is.
The sound on these is much brighter than it's predecessors. Monster's Beats by Dre focused primarily on the Mids and Low frequency and equalizing the Bass output on most of their headphones. This headphone however fixes that. The headphone maintains the highs and mids while offering a tighter cleaner bass and treble, so nothing gets completely drowned out. For anyone who listens to different genres, you need a headphone that can do that, and do it sucessfully. Oddly the Mixrs do a good job ( not great ) for that.
The last thing I wanted to hit on is that the headphones are in fact non-powered, which is a plus for those who don't like the battery use Studios. The headphones do sound isolated incredibly well for a compact size; even if you crank the volume up to max, they barely bleed out ( I'd say about 2-3% ). The Studios however have a driver that output the music, but because air needs to go through the driver to drive the bass, those bleed out like crazy after you put the volume pass 70%.
This isn't a perfect headphone however.
Although compact, the headphones are rather tight on the ear, which for some can irritate the heck out of you if you're wearing for long hours. The second issue is the wiring design built into the headphone. Although it's a ribbon cable, I can't shake the fact that it feels flimsy and that it can break at any accidental moment. The last and most important thing is again the price.
Most high end headphones these days will hit the 200 Plus price point. This one normally retails for 250 to 280 wherever you can get them, and it might drive people to steer clear from the Beats or any high end headphone to begin with. Personally however if you wanted to get a "Beats" headphone, this would be it. You won't need the Solos, the Studios, the Pros, etc. Just this one, because it's not a bad headphone.
It's a fun headphone for those who like a little punch in their music. The build is quite good, but if you try comparing it to a Westone or Shure headphone, you're honestly better off buying those instead. That's all for now :)
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent after breaking them in. UPDATE 2/15/2014,
This review is from: Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphones (White) (Electronics)
When I first saw these beats, I loved the style of them. I tried out the sample ones in Target and was very pleased by the sound because they sound just as good as the Beats Studio. I purchased mine at Best Buy and soon tried them on. I loved the sound but I was about to return them because the head band was squeezing my head very tight and they were very oncomfortable. I didn't give up on the headphones so I decided to just break them in. I left these headphones over the case they were in long-ways (not the box)for a couple hours and after that they were fine (Stretch at your own risk). These headphones are very durable tho.I like my pair of beats and i do recommend but breaking them in might be frustrating.
So after having these headphones for over a year, the wire on the left side that are on the inside of the headband started peeling off. It finally tore off but that didn't affect sound quality. As a matter of fact, I don't believe those wires are actually connected to anything.
Also had problems with their original cables that they included with these headphones.
I had wrote in my previous review that these headphones were DURABLE, that might be somewhat true. I went to place them on my head one day, and the headband just snapped! I am a Beats By Dre fan, and I will continue to purchase more of their products but I will not purchase these again.
58 of 78 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not for DJs,
As a DJ, I have used Sony V700 for a while and I decided to "upgrade" ... after some basic research these seemed to make sense - at first they seemed great, the bass is really clean and noticeable and the kicks are much more powerful - unlike the other beats these do not overwhelm the rest of the elements in the song ... however, I find it very difficult to beat-match with these headphone, when the 2 kicks overlap it creates an echo which makes it impossible to perfectly transition ... in my last 2 mixes, I switched back to Sony's to finish the mix ... not to mention that they do hurt if you wear them for a while - thinking about returning them.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing.. worth the money,
I was hesitant whether to buy the Mixr or the Studio. I finally decided to buy Mixr. The sound quality is amazing! My friend who got the Studio is complaining about the sound leakage which is very annoying.
I definitely would recommend the Mixr headphone. It's designed by D. Guetta which is enough!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Mixr,
This review is from: Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphone (Black) (Electronics)
Hands down The Beats Mixr are by far my favorite pair of headphones. Amazing sound quality, look and feel great, and they are very portable. They also come in a very cool box with an awesome case. Great work Beats!!
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE,
These are amazing headphones. The bass is great. They are very durable. I do not understand why people think that these are uncomfortable. They are amazing overall.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than other Beats headphones,
I have had the Beats Mixrs for a few days now and I have been using them for at least a couple hours each day.
When you get your headphones you will be awed by the nice unboxing process. The box art looks nice and the layout on the outside and inside is very neat and clean, similar to an Apple product. You get 2 detachable cables. One is a standard 3.5mm cable that features ControlTalk which lets you change volume and skip tracks on iPods and phones, and lets you answer calls if you're using an iPhone. The other one is also a 3.5mm cable, but it has a 1/4" audio adapter so that you can use it with other various audio equipment. It also has a coil on it so that it can stretch farther. In the box you also receive a white cleaning cloth which I have not yet used since my headphones haven't been dirty yet. The best thing in the box other than the headphones is the case though. It is a black hard shell case with a white interior and a pocket for your cables and a place to store your folded up Mixrs. It is a very good case, and it is something that I wouldn't have expected to come with the headphones since it is something Monster could easily charge more money for. However, since I paid $250 for these headphones I would expect it to come with the best accessories. Inside the case is where you first pull out the headphones. The Mixrs are very durable, more durable than the Solos and the Studio since they don't have as much metal on them as the Mixrs. The one major downside is that they do feel tight on your ears when you first get them, and they are pretty uncomfortable if you are wearing a new pair. My guess is that after awhile they will loosen up, but if you are planning on using your headphones over an hour frequently, these might not be the best headphones for you. You can buy the Solo HDs for between $180-200 and they are far more comfortable. However, there is a good reason why I chose these over the Solo HDs. Even though they boast High Definition sound, I prefer the sound on my Mixrs a lot better. At Best Buy I listened to the same song on both the Mixrs and the Solo HDs, and the audio quality was a lot more clear on the Mixrs. Out of all the Beats headphones these are probably the lightest on bass. Beats are infamous for their overpowering deep bass, but the bass is not overpowering at all with the Mixrs. I also own a pair of Sony MDR-XB300s which I bought for only $40, and the bass is actually louder on the Sonys. Lighter bass is a good thing for a lot of people, but to those who need overpowering bass, you might want to try out Sony's MDR-XB line of headphones. I should also add that the bass is only light compared to bass heavy headphones, and that the bass isn't any lighter than normal headphones.
-two great cables
-no overpowering bass
-folds up conveniently small
-somewhat uncomfortable (too tight)
-expensive compared to other headphones
If you want a stylish headphone with good audio quality and you don't plan on using these for hours at a time, these might be what you are looking for if you don't mind spending $250.
16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent after breaking in the headband,
I already owned a pair of white beats studios and even though the sound is very tweaked I enjoy them quite a lot for rock and pop music, and so I decided to get something more portable, so I gave the Solo HD's a try, I had owned the original Solo's once before and returned them the next day because to be honest the sound was horrible, but I did like the design and portability, I tried the HD's out and while they did sound better than the original solo's they are still way to bass driven, so much so that it overpowers the mids, and the highs don't sound as crisp because of the same effect... anyway, I returned them after about two weeks because I was trying to give them a chance to burn in, but I never really did like the sound. I saw these new line of beats and cough up the difference and give them a shot....to my surprise the sound on these are quite good, very balanced, which is kind of weird to say about the sound signature in a beats product, I loved the look and build quality of the headphones as well.. so mix good balanced sound with incredible hardware and you got a winner right? well... no, not out of the box anyway.. they are very very tight straight out of the box, you need to break in the headband on these bad boys in order to be able to use them, and I say used them because when you use them out of the box they are so tight that they become uncomfortable in around 20-30 minutes, yes that bad! so you need to try and relax the headband, the way I did was I took a box of shoes and opened the headphones and let them rest there for extended periods of time ( I also left the headphones playing while doing this so this way I would also burn them in) ... after around 4 days the band was much more relaxed and the problem was solved.
I believe this is the best product that monster has released since the originals (studios, tours) but remember to be ready to invest a bit of time in relaxing the headband before being able to use them.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beats mixr's,
This review is from: Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphone (Neon Orange) (Electronics)
These headphones are the best headphones I've ever listened to. They are noise canceling so other people can barely here your music, even when your music is loud. Excellent.
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