Beats by Dr Dre Heartbeats 2.0 by Lady Gaga Punk Devil High Performance In-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk from Monster - White
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- Designed by Lady Gaga, inspired by her leather jacket studs
- High performance sound: accurate speaker design delivers music with extreme clarity and deep bass
- Large high-efficiency drivers play loudly without distortion
- Wired with Monster Cable for clear and accurate sound, with reduced interference
- Innovative, patent-pending flat-cord cable design that is ultra-flexible and tangle free
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The Lady Gaga Heartbeats in-ear earphones from Monster Beats deliver exceptional sound in a truly stylish design. A control on the earphones' cable lets you manage hands-free phonecalls so you can use them with a mobile phone or music player andstill enjoy the same high-quality sound. The Lady Gaga Heartbeats earphones come with differently-sized buds for total comfort as well as a carry case.
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I did not order straight from Amazon (bought them in-store at Best Buy), so there were some differences in the included items. Instead of 6 sets of ear tips, I got 5, but it was still very easy to find the right one for my ears. It also included 2 sets of tiered ear tips, one large and one small. Instead of a hard case, it came with a small black pouch with a gold stud in one corner and diamond pattern on one side, and "Lady Gaga" written in Born-This-Way-font on the other, all in black, and very subtle. I don't use ControlTalk on my phone, so I can't review that capability, but it works well to pause, play, and skip through songs on my iPod.
I did not receive SportHooks, assuming those are the hooks that attach to the headphones and go around the ears, so I can't judge how well those fit or are designed.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase. As someone who owns 5 sets of various headphones, including Audio-Technica ATH-M50s & UrbanEars for over the ear, as well as Sony buds, Heartbeats 1.0, and now the Heartbeats 2.0 for in-ear buds, I would rank these as 2nd in sound, quality, and design (first goes to the ATH-M50s, of course!). And as a former graphic design student, can I just say that the packaging for all Beats products are gorgeous? They really let the headphones shine, stand out, and add to the quality of what you're buying. The only thing keeping me from a 5-star review is the price, but what else would you expect from a master marketer such as Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre? Gaga reeled me in, and thankfully I'm pleased with the product.
Since I'm a big fan of Gaga and loved the way the Heartbeats 2.0 looked in photos, I kept these headphones on my Amazon wishlist for a couple months. I did research on Amazon and other audiophile websites and generally kept turning back on these due to consistently good reviews at 4-5 stars. Even CNet said these were pretty decent. My friend, being the beautiful soul he is, decided to gift these to me since I'd been searching for new earbuds for so long. And when they came, they looked so beautiful in the box that I had that special feeling that I wanted to keep them safe forever...
But love at first sight is deceiving. Quite honestly, the case that comes with them is higher quality than the buds themselves. Ironically, the top of the (faux leather) case features a quote that says "Sound really matters" in white. When I saw this, I thought these were going to deliver on that tagline, but they didn't.
The clarity is not there, period. This goes for both the highs (where you need them most) and the mids. I figured that since Gaga is a singer, she'd really have the highs on point so that you can get the rich clarity and fullness of a human voice, but it was all just flat. Similar to the highs and mids, the bass also lacks clarity. Though it does bump and vibrate, there's no richness that makes the bass feel so good. It's lacking the soundstage that makes your head and body move (which is what makes bass so important in the first place). Everything, even if your eq is balanced, makes the tones sound like your treble is turned all the way up with that sort of filterless sound; just no richness whatsoever.
Though there are 6 different size ear tips included, including two of the 3-flange ear tip styles, even when you find the size that fits into your ear canal, you have to really shove them into your ear to get them to stay. The lack of comfort comes from both the design of the the earbud and the angle of the cord - the whole silicone rubber part really needs to be squished into your hear to stay in since the flat cord that hangs straight down will be a counterweight that can make these buds fall out even at the slightest tug. And once they are in deep, needless to say, it's a bit uncomfortable. I expect that stuffy ear I-can-hear-my-voice-like-I'm-underwater feeling when I wear ear plugs, but NOT $130 Beats/Gaga endorsed ear buds. I prize my ears and hearing a lot, and stuffy ear canals is just bad for my hearing and worse, for buildup of moisture and fungus.
For the Sake of Fashion, I Tried
I really gave them a chance. I really tried to see if I could make them work. I even fiddled with the eq and tried all the silicone eartips 2-3 times each to see if I could get them to fit properly to make the sound work better for me/make them more comfortable/make them have more staying power. But it was all in vain. In general, I feel bad because I feel that as someone who's really starting to get into music at a deeper level, this purchase was 100% in vain.
I truly like the design and was truly hoping that I'd be another proud owner of some Beats. Unfortunately, even after all my trying to make them work, I just had to have my friend who gave me the gift return them so that he could at least get a refund. I couldn't lie and say that I loved them and they were my new go-to earbuds when I really actually wasn't feeling them. And we're in college so though these sorts of expenses are luxury, if this amount were refunded back to him it'd make a big difference.
All Beats are Prettier to Look at than to Use
In general, as a budding audiophile, I've been pretty disappointed in general in the whole Dr. Dre Beats line of products. They're advertised well as being like a studio standard as well as having the endorsements of musicians who should really know their music equipment, but I wish more Beats owners would tell the truth about the product in the reviews.
I'm still a big fan of Lady Gaga, and I did expect that if she put her name to a product, it would stand up to her standards of quality, but I think these headphones are just a branding scheme. I think Gaga probably does have high standards for quality, but I don't think these would be her choice of headphones if she owns any. Also, I think she probably helped design them, in fact, all Beats are a fashion statement to have now... but if you're someone who really loves music and are looking for audio equipment that isn't just a fashion statement but actually delivers the richness in sound that you deserve as a music lover, then anything by Dr. Dre's Beats product line is not for you, including, unfortunately, the Heartbeats 2.0.
****DISCLAIMER: My whole reason for writing this review is because EVERYWHERE ELSE these buds get 4-5 stars (like most other Beats products). I'm not a hater. I'm just trying to keep it 100%, so I hope at 2 stars, this doesn't get pegged as just another hater and gets unread. I hope others don't make the same mistake I did. Vanity is an expensive hobby. For me, though, how good they looked even in the vainest part of me wasn't enough to justify me trading off on sound, comfort, quality, and durability - even if they look good in the box or would make me look really cool in photos.
I couldn't wait to get them,I was literally about to cry when I thought the Fed Ex man had forgotten to deliver them,that's how excited I was.
The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and well made (everything was packed just right),definitely a future collectors item and I loved the little Dre booklet that came with them that included a few photos and little poetic verses on the inspiration for the headphones.
The Heartbeats 2.0 design is gorgeous in itself. They really look like they're made with gold and I'm sure anybody who saw them would feel the same. However they are not made with gold (for obvious reasons such as the weight) I'm fairly sure it's just painted plastic. The part with the little spikes is fairly flimsy as it's made with rubber and I'm scared to death that if somebody felt like playing with them they could all too easily bend back and break off ruining the headphones. I almost wish they were made with solid plastic or a very hard rubber instead of the cheap material they are made with.
I really adore the white band around the front of the earbuds that signifies (with the beats logo and "heartbeats" imprinted on them) that they were designed by Dre and are in the beats line. It lets people who pick them up know that they aren't some cheap Chinese headphones you got on Ebay but a luxury item that we value. There's a gold bar around the middle of the hearbeats that says "hearbeats on one side and the other had Lady Gaga's signature and I do believe it is real gold though it's very thin and wrapped around a white plastic bar but it's still a classy touch but would be better if it wasn't followed with a small white plastic spike that just looks like something you'd find on a toy.
The plug is very nicely done and slim enough that it fits the top of your device without increasing very much bulk.
It has a pretty little gold embellishing (also think it might be real gold but I know for sure it's definitely metal at least).
The flat headphone cable is a nice touch and quite comfortable but the leather finish is not noticeable at all. I didn't even see it until I flashed them outside in the light and wondered what that was I was seeing on the cable.
The sound is great but $150 great not so much. It's definitely for fans of surround sound and that's very prominent in these headphones. It feels like you're actually in the studio. If you're looking for crystal clear sound though you might want to go with a different pair of headphones. The sound takes a while to get used to the first night I didn't like it because I'm used to $30 iphone headphones and you can't even compare the two. It actually made me dizzy the first time I tried them for more than a few minutes but now I enjoy the vivid surround sound.
The heartbeats do wonders with Drake songs like "Marvins Room" and K Pop like Clazziquai Projects' "Flea".
However Nicki Minaj songs come out tinny and a little too pitchy. For some reason Country songs sound really good with these headphones where as Lady Gaga is about the same as Nicki Minaj as far as sound quality goes.
Bands like Late Night Alumni sound particularly good. British Pop sounds great. John Mayer sounds amazing, these headphones really bring out the depth in his voice especially with "Assassin".
Basically if your singer is using high vocals and sounds then you should expect it to be a little ringy (like when you hit a spoon against a ceramic plate) but not enough that it will stop you from listening. Dubstep and Trance sound wonderful on the heartbeats. Hard rock like Chevelle tends to come off a little foggy but otherwise sounds good same with Indie.
They really silence outside noise but they could use a little work when it comes to noise leakage. Don't expect to be able to use these in a silent setting without people giving you looks if you like your music volume above mid level.
I haven't used control talk yet so I'm not sure how well that is but I've heard good reviews on it.
There really should be a volume control remote though instead of just a pause button it's a little frustrating having to keep reaching into my pocket to pull out my iphone to turn the volume up or down when my $30 apple headphones had a volume remote.
The left earbud is just a tiny bit heavier than the right but it's enough that the weight is noticeable and slightly annoying when you brush against something and the left headphone leans outwards. Another thing is that because of the lightweight earbud tips that they use muffling in your ear is audible which also took me a while to get used to.
It kind of feels like somebody is swabbing something around in your ear but I stopped noticing it after a few hours.
Other than that these are pretty good headphones but they don't quite hit the mark for their price.
I enjoy them but not nearly as much as I was hoping I would.