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Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 13, 2015

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Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (Black)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 418 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 7.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.8   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Design4.6   above average
Quality4.1   average
Music4.0   average
Audio3.9   average
Sound3.9   below average
Listening3.6   below average
Price3.5   below average
Noise3.0   below average
Cable2.5   below average
Battery1.9   mediocre
Hissing0.4   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"Worst headphones ever, they produced a high pitch squeal, eliminated the cable, and audio source, still the terrible sound persist, when they were not squealing the quality was Meh at best, they were quickly replaced by a set of Skullcandys for a fraction of the cost and sound just as good."
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"I ordered the Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling based on the recommendation of Consumer Reports of excellent audio quality, although there was a comment that some customers complained that the headphones were too tight."
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"The V-moda M100's may not have the active noise cancellation that the Executives have, but they are also very stylish (just not my style), and have excellent audio quality."
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"Now for the downside, as audio gear these headphones are poor performers."
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"They are wonderful if you have an audio mixing app on your phone."
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"Was open to the idea of having slightly less high audio quality in exchange for better comfort and build quality."
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"I ordered the Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling based on the recommendation of Consumer Reports of excellent audio quality, although there was a comment that some customers complained that the headphones were too tight."
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"The noie canceling is just as good as the Bose Quiet Comfort but there is a hiss when there is no low audio input."
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"-The folding design of the headset is very neat and fits snugly in the case provided.3.Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and custom EQ deliver pure audio that is free from external disruptions and exceptionally clear."
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Battery

Battery:
"If the batteries run dead, you can't use them at all."
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"About a year into use--and I treated them like delicate jewels--the on off button broke making it necessary to take the batteries in and out to turn it on and off."
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"These are good but when the battery go dead so dose the sound but they work good and sound great."
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"Why the heck wouldn't they make them be able to work without the batteries is my question!"
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"The sound quality was was horrible, and it goes through batteries like crazy."
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"The active noise cancellation is always on and is powered by two AAA batteries which last a long time, but if your batteries go dead you have no sound at all so pack a spare set."
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"speakers stop working less than a month of using and no the batteries were not dead."
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"These are good but when the battery go dead so dose the sound but they work good and sound great."
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"I hate this item because it used batteries however I bought it for my youngest son and he love them."
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"great sound, although they require batteries, which creates a faint static sound when music isn't playing..."
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"I'm not sure if its brushed aluminum or plastic i think some is plastic and some is brushed aluminumPros -*Solid Feel*Noise Cancelling*Detachable Headphone Wire*Extremely Comfortable*Mute button on right ear cup*Nice Design*folds nicely (2 ways)*magnetic battery door with ribbon to hold it on*nice soft headband (i think pleather)*nice soft ear cups (i think pleather also)Cons-*Noise Cancelling hiss (barely noticeable if you're worried about it don't be it's not a deal breaker)*hinges feel a little bit flimsy*not audiophile headphones*sound leak at higher volumes*expensive to some people*batteries (con for some people)hope i helped someone out :D"
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Cable

Cable:
"Worst headphones ever, they produced a high pitch squeal, eliminated the cable, and audio source, still the terrible sound persist, when they were not squealing the quality was Meh at best, they were quickly replaced by a set of Skullcandys for a fraction of the cost and sound just as good."
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"After less than 5 uses the cable with a microphone broke (I wasn't even using that cable, it was just in the case)."
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"To get this replaced took over an hour on the phone with Beats customer support (which is poor, especially compared to Bose customer support) and required a $36.23 credit card authorization to assure them I'd return the broken cable I guess."
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"The fact that they have a removable cable, and two of them are provided (with mic and without mic), prevents the most common point of failure - the cable itself.+ Great looks."
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"Outside noise is cancelled and shadowed with a constant noise level from the headphones- the headphones press on top of your ears which is not very comfortable when listening for a long timeBose- design- cable is very thin and looks fragile+ amazing sound and even better noise canceling.+ super comfortable to wear"
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"Pros: mostly aluminum and leather, decent sound quality, carrying case, amazing cord, very comfortable."
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"They also feature a in-line control & mic cable which works really well during phone calls, you can properly hear the other person and the sound quality from your end is great."
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"The fact that they have a removable cable, and two of them are provided (with mic and without mic), prevents the most common point of failure - the cable itself.+ Great looks."
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"That said, I would've liked the cables to have come in a more understated color, like black or grey, to match the overall look of the headphone."
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"The audio cable is nice, and the microphone works with my phone and laptop (Nokia Lumia 710 & Dell XPS 14)."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not only do the deliver an excellent sound, but they are extremely comfortable! "
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"The hiss can be annoying with low volume, but the earphones are comfortable and they fold up nicely in their case."
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"They cover his ears nicely and are very comfortable which is definitely important considering how much he wears them! "
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"But, they are comfortable and so far the quality is good."
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"Fits great very comfortable."
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"Great headphones absolutely real, very comfortable and durable thank you"
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"While the Executives have a solid build and are comfortable as well as good-looking, that's all there really is."
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Design

Design:
"Beats executive:+ beats hv a better design- the noise canceling is terrible."
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"Outside noise is cancelled and shadowed with a constant noise level from the headphones- the headphones press on top of your ears which is not very comfortable when listening for a long timeBose- design- cable is very thin and looks fragile+ amazing sound and even better noise canceling.+ super comfortable to wear"
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"They look sleek, with a distinct design element look to them."
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"Their biggest advantage is their design and built quality."
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"I feel powerful walking around with these on my ear :)Pros:Lavish designOUTSTANDING build qualityGreat noise cancellationLong battery lifeLoud vocalsGood for drummers playing Live with sequenceAnd once again, BEAUTIFUL design."
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"THE GOOD:Executive noise-cancelling headphones have a sleek, sturdy design, fit comfortably, offer good sound for noise-cancelling headphones, and come with two cords, one of which has an inline remote with microphone."
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"These Beats by Dr. Dre Executive noise-cancelling headphones have an appealing design, strong features, and good sound, but they don't quite measure up to the Bose QuietComfort 15 noise-cancelling headphones."
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Fit

Fit:
"For those who prefer quite songs, Executive is not your best fit."
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"Headphones sounded great, but dont fit larger ears."
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"They fit well, but if you want to walk around with them around your neck it's awkward!"
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"Fits great very comfortable."
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"THE GOOD:Executive noise-cancelling headphones have a sleek, sturdy design, fit comfortably, offer good sound for noise-cancelling headphones, and come with two cords, one of which has an inline remote with microphone."
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"These headphones I was surprised at the great sound and nice fitting pair of head phones."
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Hissing

Hissing:
"Noice cancellation works wellBut hissing sound it creates is quite irritating."
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"When I bought them, the only extremely disappointing thing was the hissing sound from the noise cancellation."
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"Noise cancelling does not block any noise, constant horrible hissing noise, do not run without battery, drain the batteries like crazy, heavy just to name a few."
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"There is also a constant hissing noise in the background which was really annoying."
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"CONS: First and foremost, The active noise cancellation makes a hissing sound which makes me think it does not do a adequate job in actually canceling the noise, more like disguising it."
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"There always that hissing sounds that gets very annoying when your trying to enjoy music, a movie or playing games and to top that off the left side doesn't even produce sound anymore -_- It works maybe half the time."
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"There always that hissing sounds that gets very annoying when your trying to enjoy music, a movie or playing games and to top that off the left side doesn't even produce sound anymore -_- It works maybe half the time."
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Listening

Listening:
"Outside noise is cancelled and shadowed with a constant noise level from the headphones- the headphones press on top of your ears which is not very comfortable when listening for a long timeBose- design- cable is very thin and looks fragile+ amazing sound and even better noise canceling.+ super comfortable to wear"
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"That ruined the listening pleasure for me."
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"The noise makes listening to music an unhappy experience."
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"I would listen to my iphone on 50% and my wife would keep complaining that she could hear what I was listening to."
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"I would highly recommend for any music lover as these will not disappoint in any way when listening to whatever you want to hear!"
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"I love gaming, listening to music,and just tuning people (my mom) out with these."
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"After a few hours of listening I was pretty satisfied with the product, but I suddenly realized something...I had paid $300 for a pair of headphones."
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"Once I start playing anything at all at normal regular listening volumes its perfectly fine."
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"I am a recording engineer and when I put these on, I feel like I just stepped into a recording studio with a good pair of monitors at the listening position."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I was disappointed to find that the wire with the mic didn't work on one ear since I like to use the mic & it's the side of the mic that doesn't work."
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"After less than 5 uses the cable with a microphone broke (I wasn't even using that cable, it was just in the case)."
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"The fact that they have a removable cable, and two of them are provided (with mic and without mic), prevents the most common point of failure - the cable itself.+ Great looks."
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"It was the silver Diamond Tears Cable without the mic, just to complement the color of the headphones, and boy was I surprised about the effect on the sound."
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"The only slight problem was that the mic was very loud as my girlfriend would describe."
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"They also feature a in-line control & mic cable which works really well during phone calls, you can properly hear the other person and the sound quality from your end is great."
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"- The talkthrough button on the right ear doesn't really turn on the mic, which would allow for much easier talking to people without taking the headphones off."
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"The audio cable is nice, and the microphone works with my phone and laptop (Nokia Lumia 710 & Dell XPS 14)."
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"The mic is supposedly able to work on HTC phones, but when I tried it on my EVO3D, the person couldn't hear my voice."
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"I did struggle to find comparable equipment at this price point- my criteria are simple: I want noise reduction (passive or active), long-wear comfort (around ear), integrated mic and controls, single sided wire, solid construction."
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Music

Music:
"The slow genres of music could not be enjoyed with these pair of headphones."
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"Not sure what all these idiots are complaining about on here but I am a music analyst and quality control engineer."
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"all it does is add a really annoying hisssss into your music which completely ruins the whole experience."
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"The music is all meshed together and is hard to seperate the mids and bass from the music."
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"-Using music formats such as Flac, mp4, mp3, and WMV, I listened to various genres of music and noticed a few problems with Beats."
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"I also had to sit perfectly still when I listened to music (which, by the way, doesn't sound nearly as good coming out of these as it does the crummy ear buds that came with my phone) for if I so much as moved my jaw around I would hear an awful popping noise from the left headphone."
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"These headphones gives a good crisp sound for all music."
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"The Executive are different - sound is very well balanced and music just sounds better."
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"The noise cancellation was far from impressive, even without the headphones plugged into a music source."
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"These are great with music , and work exelent with my iPhone 4 s ."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise cancellation is mediocre at best, and the sound quality is under par and very muffled."
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"With both input wires, there was a horrible high-pitched ringing noise in the left headphone, completely mucking up the sound."
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"At first my only disappointment was the fact the headphone noise cancellation had to be active in order to hear music, but then once I had the headphones on all I could pay attention to was an audible hissing similar to much cheaper noise cancellation headphones I have purchased from Panasonic, Phillips, etc."
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"When I bought them, the only extremely disappointing thing was the hissing sound from the noise cancellation."
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")These headphones simply don't deliver robust sound reproduction due to the hiss and the noise canceling is inadequate."
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"Also, the noise cancellation is kinda hard to get used to at first since it makes a fuzzy sound."
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"They sound amazing and they are seriously noise canceling... came packaged perfectly and at a good price..."
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"not good ...when you turn on you well listen an air its like a noise but when start any thing its Disappears"
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"Pretty expensive for the lack of noise cancelling."
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"Noise cancelling on planes works great, and most important (to me) - sound quality is top notch."
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"The headphones are nice and my boyfriend likes them, however, the noise cancelling feature really just seems like a little bit of purposely added static sound to me."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Great packaging but the noise reduction which is on all the time had an annoying hiss that could not be turned off"
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"They sound amazing and they are seriously noise canceling... came packaged perfectly and at a good price..."
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"Packaging and receipt of shipment was excellent."
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"The package was really nice, however, I am the end user and it is not for someone's gift, so I don't care much about the package."
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"Package and design look great."
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"Great packaging but the noise reduction which is on all the time had an annoying hiss that could not be turned off"
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Price

Price:
"Very disappointing that money was wasted on a pair of expensive headphones that only lasted 3 months."
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"Came defected, too much of a hassle to get a new pair, so just got my money bacl."
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"With that being said, they unfortunately are not worth the price."
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"But, in all fairness, they could have just been a defected pair... which would also be inexcusable given the price and hype."
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"Overall, given the price, these were a mistake to purchase."
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"Pros (kind of): The sound was solid, aside from some hiss (which I felt was bordering on unacceptable given the price)."
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"They sound amazing and they are seriously noise canceling... came packaged perfectly and at a good price..."
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"Not an uncommon problem, but for the price, I had to return them and got the Bose QC15 instead (they fit my ears)."
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"I was super excited and I felt, at least at the time that it was money well spent--and for a while it certainly was."
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"They work fine for the money I paid, but these were used and at a very good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The quality of the sound was great, what I didn't like and was generally upset with was the quality of the manufacturing of the headphones."
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"These headphones are too expensive for this terrible quality."
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"The noise cancellation is mediocre at best, and the sound quality is under par and very muffled."
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"Worst headphones ever, they produced a high pitch squeal, eliminated the cable, and audio source, still the terrible sound persist, when they were not squealing the quality was Meh at best, they were quickly replaced by a set of Skullcandys for a fraction of the cost and sound just as good."
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"The sound quality was was horrible, and it goes through batteries like crazy."
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"Beats had better bass, but total sound quality wasn't as good as the Bose."
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"But decent headphones if you're not looking for high quality."
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"The sound cancelling is also good quality."
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"The volume and sound quality of these headphones is great."
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"They do look nice, but the sound quality is average."
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"The quality of the sound was great, what I didn't like and was generally upset with was the quality of the manufacturing of the headphones."
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Size

Size:
"They feel about the same size as studios if you are worried about the size of them."
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"They fold very nicely down to less than half the size of the Studios."
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"Comfort is just ok - I find it a bit small for my head but I don't use it for extended periods of time so it doesn't matter much."
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"Also, having a pretty big head size, the largest fit just barely works reasonably well."
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"I have lived in big cities, small towns and in the country and am always amazed at how much ambient noise that we put up with in the big cities."
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"As a side note I am a fairly normal human with a larger than average head size but still falling within standard (I have no problems finding hats that fit, or other headphones).And next, let's talk about the noise reduction feature."
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Sound

Sound:
"It's a good sound, but the problem with the Executive model is that you must run the background noise cancellation if you want to use them."
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"Very good sound but are not very durable."
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"There's a lot of other Beats headphones that are considered (and priced) to be elite, but to me they don't sound that great or sound is tweaked in a way that many people like but is not true high quality."
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"Not only do the deliver an excellent sound, but they are extremely comfortable! "
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"The noise cancellation is mediocre at best, and the sound quality is under par and very muffled."
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"It's a good sound, but the problem with the Executive model is that you must run the background noise cancellation if you want to use them."
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"They sound amazing and they are seriously noise canceling... came packaged perfectly and at a good price..."
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"I also had to sit perfectly still when I listened to music (which, by the way, doesn't sound nearly as good coming out of these as it does the crummy ear buds that came with my phone) for if I so much as moved my jaw around I would hear an awful popping noise from the left headphone."
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"These headphones gives a good crisp sound for all music."
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"Great Christmas present, sound good"
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Stylish

Stylish:
"Bought these to replace some skullcandy headphones I have simply because beats are more stylish and they're supposed to perform better then most headphones, but these are a disappointment performance wise they arent even loud, they are basically the same as the skullcandys I have which I bought for less than a quarter of the price of the beats... the only good feature is the noise cancelation."
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"The V-moda M100's may not have the active noise cancellation that the Executives have, but they are also very stylish (just not my style), and have excellent audio quality."
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"Now that I've gone over the bad about these headphones, I'll talk about the good:They're stylish."
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"Out of the box the Beats have a nice quality feel and stylish look."
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"The warranty is great, durability is solid, stylish maybe I guess, and sound quality is above average."
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"Although I think these headphones are stylish and pack easily in the case -- but VERY VERY poor quality."
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"Great Product and highly recommended for those would want a durable, professional but stylish looking headphones."
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Volume

Volume:
"The hiss can be annoying with low volume, but the earphones are comfortable and they fold up nicely in their case."
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"The noise canceling makes a very loud hiss that is not noticible at high volumes but unbearable at low volumes."
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"Then, when I began using the headphones, I discovered that they occasionally produced a howl that sometimes increased in volume to the point that the noise was so loud and painful I have to take them off."
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"The volume and sound quality of these headphones is great."
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"The hiss can be annoying with low volume, but the earphones are comfortable and they fold up nicely in their case."
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"Once I start playing anything at all at normal regular listening volumes its perfectly fine."
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"I can only notice this hissing noise when either nothing is playing back or my play-back volume is anywhere around 20% or lower (seems pretty much the same across all computers devices I've used).- It would be nice if there was a by-pass feature to be passively powered, and not use the sound cancellation feature."
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"The audio quality was satisfying at reasonable volume levels."
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