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iBeats Headphones with ControlTalk From Monster® - In-Ear Noise Isolation - Black

by Monster
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  • Sleek modern design that combines the iconic Beats look with the signature Apple design.
  • All metal housings tuned for accurate music reproduction and amazing bass.
  • Monster ControlTalk for use with iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
  • Low mass, wide-bandwidth driver
  • Monster sound isolating eartips. Limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • Microphone-Feature
  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature
  • Noise-Isolation

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004477OAY
  • Item model number: 129584
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 29, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

If replacing busted buds over and over again is getting old, when you step up to iBeats, you not only get stylish in-ear headphones built to last. You also hear what you've been missing. Engineered to deliver extraordinary HD audio from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, it's amazing how such a big sound comes out of so compact a package. And once you go iBeats, you never go back.

Features

·  Signature Beats sound and iconic Beats style in sleek, compact design

·  Solid metal housing resists vibrations for purest sound without sonic side effects

·  ControlTalk on-cable mic for convenient hands-free calling with iPhones and smartphones

·  ControlTalk track seeking capabilities without touching your iPod or music phone

Specially Designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod
Advanced engineering reproduces high resolution sound from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod for a listening experience other buds are unequipped to deliver.

Extended Full Range Sound from Compact ln-Ear Headphones
Exclusive driver design pumps out the deepest bass, soaring highs, and ultra-clear midrange so you can stop hearing the music and start listening to it.

Ultra-Lightweight Yet Super Tough
Lightweight for listening while exercising or when you're on the go. Hard chrome earphone finishes for rugged durability and everlasting shine.

Solid Metal Housing for the Purest Sound Possible
Precision-machined single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sonic artifacts from tainting your listening experience.

Built-in Mic for Hands-Free Calls and Online Chats
ControlTalk's built-in mic lets you talk hands-free on your iPhone or music phone. It even works with online voice or video chats on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Control iPhone and iPod the Easy Way
ControlTalk gives you on-cable playback control of your iPad, iPhone or iPod, including pause, next track and volume.

Noise Isolation
Sealed in-ear construction and multiple eartip designs block out external noise so you hear more of the fine details in your music and less outside noise.

Custom Fit
Everyone's ear canals are different, so we give you multiple sizes to experiment with. Find the fit that's most comfortable, noise-isolating, and secure for you.

What's in the box:

  • Headphones
  • 5 pairs of standard Monster designed ear-tips
  • 2 pairs of different sized triple layer "Airlocks"
  • Carrying case

Product Description

Monster’s ear hooks keep your headphones firmly in place. They’re lightweight, easy to wear and remove, and easily bend to fit your ear’s shape, for a customized, comfortable fit.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Only had mine for about a month and they stopped working.
Steve
Music lovers, save your money and buy something that sounds the way YOU want it to, not how Dr. Dre thinks it should sound!
Serpentiz
Before I review this product I just want to clarify that I had the REAL ibeats by dr. dre not the fake ones.
IRC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

120 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Vriker on November 15, 2010
First off, I own several pairs of headphones, both in ear and over ear, and the iBeats are above and beyond anything I've used. The first step was finding the right fit (of the 7 tips included, I found 2 that fit perfectly, one regular mold, and the other the "Airlock" style). The standard tips are a snug fit, and allow the bass to hit fairly hard. I have a pair of Koss in ear headphones, and the Bass does hit harder, but the iBeats bass is much cleaner. The "Airlock" style tips fit snug as well, and I found that while in my ears, they were comfortable, but after long periods of wear, after removing them there was some slight pain. I also own a pair of Skullcandy Hesh over ears, and the iBeats again sound better than the Skullcandies. While I would recommend the Hesh to anyone on a budget looking for good sound for your money, I would recommend iBeats as well to anyone that can afford them. The ControlTalk feature is nice for the iBeats as well, and I've had no complaints from anyone on the other end of my phone. If I had one complaint it would have to be that the ControlTalk on cable volume and music control feature does not work on the iPhone 3G, but I recently upgraded to the iPhone 4 and cannot complain about that now. The thing I can't give enough praise about is the noise cancellation. iBeats block out almost all outside sound, and you dont have to jack the volume up extremely high to do it. Simply put, it is excellent. All in all, these are the best sounding ear buds I've ever heard, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to friend or family.

***UPDATE*** 3-11-2012

While I still rate these at a 5, the pair I reviewed in my original review are no longer fully functional.
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76 of 91 people found the following review helpful By S. Lewis on November 17, 2010
I really want to like this product. They have a nice feel to them, the sound quality is crisp, the cords are thick, and resist tangling unlike some competing products. My first concern was the lack of bass. They just don't seem to have any kick. That concern was quickly eclipsed though, with a more pressing concern as they are quickly becoming unusable due to ControlTalk issues. I'm very gentle with these headphones, but for whatever reason, they seem to randomly activate either voice control, song pause, skip, etc... I thought I must have bumped the controls at first, but then discovered that just shifting the cable caused some sort of short in the switch to cause all sorts of mayhem- from fast forwarding through tracks, changing tracks, activating voice control repeatedly, etc... Did I get a lemon, or is it an across the board defect? I don't know...
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By zeke on January 17, 2012
I love headphones. I love bass and rich sound. I work all day using headphones so I want a great set to get my music rolling all day. So I always want the best headphones out there.....comes the iBeats by Dr Dre.

I bought these and in less the 6 months one side stops working...also the Auto Control stops working on my iPhone...great...so I get my receipt and call Monster....After waiting for 25 minutes(this is the norm ...expect this average waiting time) they expect me to have the receipt so no problem and they send me a replacement...

After 1 month and a half I get an identical pair and all is joy...for only 4 months...

Again they break(mind you I take care of my headphones, I never take them anywhere so they never get tangled)...So I called them again, and again I wait for 30 minutes and tell them the issue...They say "sorry its out of warranty from your purchase"....Err these are new pairs how can you go from my initial first pair???

The rude customer service says : "Will that be all?" I was not happy and said how Beats wasted my time..eeeep....he hanged up.

So great I wasted 30 more minutes of my life and $ on this junk....Dr Dre initial these headphones but man you lost my respect because you are representing and awful product and SPECIALLY the customer support...

So my advice for that price? Get Sennheiser, Sony, Klipsch, heck even Skullcandy anything is better than any Monster products...I will try Souls and hopefully they have better tech support and be better overall.

So here's my rest of my stat on this garbage of a product Beats by Dr Dre - iBeats!:

Pros: Bass (to bad it doesn't last).

Cons: Customer Service(notice how this is the top con?), ControlTalk flaws, [...] did not work for me.

I hope this review helps someone decide wether you want to waste time on this rubbish and deal with the witches of Monster Beats Customer Support@!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Natali on February 12, 2011
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They are great while they worked. One of the ear bud things went out already :( So it's up to you if you want to spend $100
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By IRC on May 8, 2013
Before I review this product I just want to clarify that I had the REAL ibeats by dr. dre not the fake ones. I got them from Best Buy.

Anyway, about a year ago, I bought ibeats from my local Best Buy. I got a 2 year extended warranty for it. They worked perfectly fine and sounded great. The first week I had them, the right ear bud malfunctioned. I didn't really care so I took it back and got a new pair. Two weeks after I got that pair, the right ear bud malfunctioned AGAIN. I started to lose confidence with these headphones after both pairs broke in less than a month. So I took that back and got another pair. My third pair lasted a good six months before the left ear bud malfunctioned. I gained more confidence about these headphones, considering they lasted much longer than my first two pairs. So I replaced the headphones again and got my fourth pair. That pair lasted another six months and of course, the right ear bud malfunctioned. Four times did these headphones break. Now I give up on these headphones. There's no reason I should have to replace them over and over again. On the beats website, it said that ibeats were built to last. Yeah, mine broke four times. Pretty faulty advertising right there. Other than the malfunctioning flaws, the headphones are okay. If you put each ear bud deeply into your ear, you'll hear a boost in bass for sure. But it's honestly not all that spectacular. So, I would not recommend these headphones at all. Stick to a more expensive pair of Beats headphones or go for a different brand all together. It's so ridiculous.
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