The Ultimate Consumer - 7 days ago, Verified purchaser
I am a huge fan of the Beats EPs, the cheaper, wired beats. I decided to upgrade to these on Black Friday because the EPs were becoming quite uncomfortable, my right ear especially would become red and painful after wearing them. So, here we go again:
- Awesome Bluetooth, these have the Apple W1 chip. When you put them next to an Apple device, they will pop right up on the screen, so you don't have to mess around with the settings. They even worked surprisingly well on my Android phone, and I didn't open Settings once.
- Look great. I got the Silver Matte, and they don't pick fingerprints up at all.
- AWESOME battery life. They live up to the 40 hour battery life promise on the box. I listened to them on medium volume for about 3 hours a day for a week, and that only took them to 60% battery.
- Great bass quality. We'll talk more about that below.
- Comfort, much more comfortable than the EPs. These ear cups are very padded, and I can go hours before my ears start hurting.
- "Watered-down" vocals, due to the great and emphasized bass quality, the bass often takes over and makes the vocals sound quieter then they should. Don't get me wrong, these sound awesome, but songs with heavy vocals will be quickly taken over by bass. It's up to you if your preference is bass or vocals. I'd say a song on these Beats is about 60/40 when it comes to bass and vocals.
- No noise canceling, only isolation. Higher tones like someone speaking to you are blocked out, but I could hear someone playing piano downstairs. You can either crank up the volume or just deal with it.
*In conclusion, if you're looking for more of a balanced sound, get the EPs. The EPs are the BEST SOUNDING HEADPHONES I'VE OWNED. I upgraded to these only because I was tired of that stupid wire and the discomfort, knowing that the sound quality would be reduced because of these tradeoffs.*