Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Beats by Dre Mixr David Guetta Headphones

It comes as no surprise that the headphone giant, Beats by Dre, has developed a headphone with the biggest DJ in the world, David Guetta. With a compact on-ear size, the Mixr Headphones are a welcome addition to the growing Beats line.

Beats by Dre has done a fantastic job with the design. The headphones are compact, sturdy and stylish.  The first thing you're going to notice is that the headphones are much smaller than the Studio's. Secondly, the build quality is excellent which frankly, is shocking for a Beats by Dre product since they have had trouble in the past with durability. The unique part of the design is the way the headphones expand and collapse depending on your head's size. No matter how much adjusting you do, there's no tacky visible metal like with most other premium CelebHeadphones. Don't forget these are David Guetta headphones so he wanted to make sure DJ's could use them for mixing. Since being able to listen to the external environment is necessary for any DJ, Beats has made the ear cups adjustable up to 180 degrees.

There are a few more positives with the overall design. Both the DJ and standard cords that are included in the package can be plugged into either side ear-cup. As opposed to the glossy finish on the Studio's and Solo's, the headphones have a matte finish which helps limit fingerprints. They are also available in white as well. Beats by Dre has always done a fabulous job with packaging, but the Mixr's might just take the cake. The included stylish carrying case fits the headphones like a glove which helps protect your pricey investment. However, with all these positives, it doesn't mean I didn't have concerns.

My biggest issue is with the Mixr's comfort. Due to its extremely tight fit, prolonged use might cause discomfort. However, I found that over time, the headphones adjust and loosen up which do help out with comfort. With this said, I still would advise if you have a larger size dome, I would avoid the Mixr's. Another issue is with the padding on the ear-cups. There is a decent amount of padding on each ear cup, but I would have preferred more substantial and softer padding to help combat the tight fit.

No matter how great the design, comfort or style, it's all about the sound quality. The Beats by Dre Mixr's don't disappoint on this end either. With David Guetta's signature house music, it's no surprise the headphones are one of the loudest I've ever heard. Raising the volume level higher than medium is never necessary, and in fact, can almost cause temporary deafness. Like with all Beats by Dre Headphones, the Mixr's have more bass than its competitors. Music genres like hip-hop, electronic, pop and reggae sound great while country and classic music sounds distorted and unnatural.

The Mixr's are not only the best Beats by Dre's, but one of the best on-ear headphones out. If you can get over the tight fit and minimal ear padding, the Mixr's are a great option.

Price: $250
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  • Matte Finish
  • Premium Build Quality
  • Great for Fans of Electronic, Hip-Hop and Pop Music
  • Tight Fit
  • Not Much Ear Padding
  • Pricey

Overall Rating: 8.5/10


Billy Martinez said...

These are some of the best iphone headphones i've ever used. A good friend of mine has them and I will definitely be buying some for myself in the next month or two.

Anonymous said...

The Mixr's are okay. However for half the price, the V-MODA Crossfade M-80 headphone easily slaughters the Mixr in terms of build quality, sound quality, and the ability to customize it. Not to mention the earpads are made of a soft memory foam as opposed to the Mixr's rather stiff foam "bowl" earpad. I would never recommend the Mixr to anyone considering the other options available.

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