Over the past several years, Monster has successfully moved beyond its beachhead in cables and accessories to build not one but two wide and popular lines of headphones—one line under the Monster name and the other under the new Beats by Dr. Dre brand (co-founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records). In the past, we’ve reviewed many Monster/Dr. Dre models, particularly enjoying the Monster Turbine Pro Copper and Miles Davis Tribute in-ear ‘phones, and the Beats By Dr. Dre Tour in-ear and Solo HD on`-ear models. Now, Monster has introduced the Beats Pro headphones, which are positioned as the most accurate model in the Dr. Dre product lineup.
The Beats Pro tries to accomplish a lot. First off, it is said to deliver “pro-caliber sound” of “incredible accuracy”. It is also designed to be comfortable and have a seal that shuts out external sounds (in addition to providing a sealed-back design). The Beats Pros are also appropriate for a mobile environment with their rugged, folding design. At the same time they are said to have extreme power handling appropriate for pro gear. Monster has applied some effort to the styling of the Beats Pros and has also attended to several convenience features involving wiring and connectors.