Beats by dr dre executive or pro?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by GadgetGeek407, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    I have a pair of Bose QC15 and I want to replace them, I originally wanted the PRO for sure cause no battery and the sound quality as well as the all aluminum design. Than I keep hearing about these new Executive model which is brand new n from Beats ONLY no more monster so they have like way better sound quality, plus I like the carrying case better on them compared to pro, has anyone else decided one over the other?

    All the reviews say the sound is way more balanced on the Executives vs the other beats lines which were all way bass heavy and mids and highs sounded like crap
  2. machacker macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    Do yourself a favor and don't buy either. Get some Bowers and Wilkins P5 if your determined to spend that much money.

    But seriously, as a previous Beats owner, they are cheaply made and uncomfortable.
  3. awtryau89 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2010
    Actually I would look at the Sennheiser Momentums. They are beautiful headphones and sound incredible. You can find them at a Best Buy with a Magnolia and compare them directly to the Beats. I don't think you will be disappointed in sound or style.
  4. golfgrouch macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2012
    Venice, CA
    Bose and Beats are the most overpriced brands in headphones. I recommend that you try other brands that are both better in quality and price.

    Spend some time reading here.
  5. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I laugh every time I see somebody with a pair of Beats on. Sennheiser HD555 would also be a better choice you'll have nice headphones and a little money left over. Go to the link in the above post. Oh and search what they think of Beats there. ;)
  6. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I bought a pair and seriously, terribly cheap design. I treated them great, kept them in the case, and the left ear is totally falling off, the aux cord is barely holding together. just awful build
  7. Elvergun macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2011
    For the best headphone information, go here:

    Do yourself a favor and avoid Beats and Bose.
  8. GiRARDsays macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    My personal opinion is don't get any Beats products unless you can get them at a substantial discount.

    For Over-The-Ear/On-Ear Headphones, I personally use the Sol Republic Tracks Ultras ($179.99) and Sennheiser Amperiors ($349.99). Both headphones are sound amazing at their pricepoint and substantially higher in quality than any of the of the products from the Beats By Dre line. They both offer In-Line iDevice remote control operation. Another ****** thing about Beats products is that since the market is flooded with so many fakes, resale value on them is atrocious. I sold my old Beats Pros that I purchased for $270 (employee discount) for $150 which is $250 less than retail.
  9. lovetamarav macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2011
    QC15's are better than either of those Beats models.
  10. antman2295 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2010
    I would go with the executives, I really like the build. I just got some wireless ones, and they are pretty nice. I found out that when I just plug the cable in it doesn't use the battery. I'm not sure if that's the same with the actual battery ones.
  11. irod87 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2012
    Pro's over executives. Most people say the noise canceling on the executives is trash. Pro's are still the best model beats available.
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007

    This. Save your money for a Derek Jeter beer cooler.
  13. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2011
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Anything but Beats, I don't know many good brands of headphones but I bought a set of beats over ear headphone and a set of Klipsich ear buds and I greatly prefer the Klipsichs and they are half the price and ear buds!!! Do yourself a favor and get a real set of headphones.
  14. davideotape macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    I got "suckered" into picking up the powerbeats during a radioshack sale that honored some coupons. Got a relatively good deal but i have to say i'm into them a lot. They sound great and rom what ive seen theyre the only higher end consumer buds that have that over the ear style that i like.

    I did test a lot of the over the ear beats and those im not as impressed with, especially for the price- the executives being the worst for sound quality (but my favorite for build and quality) But for a hundred bucks so far im into these powerbeats things from a sound quality perspective. I just wonder how long theyre gonna hold up, they say theyre built for activity but it honestly doesnt seem that way: any more than any other earbuds anyway,
  15. AML225 macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
  16. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2010
    Last year a friend gave my son a pair of Beats Studio for his birthday and I think it sounds great, not as bad as everyone on here said. I also went in to the apple store and tried on all the headphones that they got there, and in my opinion nothing is as good as the studio. The only exception is the Bowers and Wilkins.
  17. Steevie macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2012
    honestly i dont think Beats are THATTTT bad. You could definitely get better options for that price though.
  18. davideotape macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    For my over ear phones I just picked up the sol republic HDs- I'm into them and even in the store I didn't hear much of a difference between those and the beat solo HDs except $100.

    I think they're not that bad, just overpriced for what they are.

    But I do like the powerbeats a lot so far, and im very very surprised by that. I've owned the klipsch image x10s and the ultimate ears triplefi 10s- the klipschs are so flimsy and don't sound great, the ultimate ears are great but not suitable for exercise really.
  19. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2010
    I bought for my daughter a pair of noontec zoro for $50 last month and I think it sound much better than the solo hds and sol republic. Also got me a pair of klipsche x10 on black friday and think it sounds very good, just have to try different ear pieces to get a proper fit .

    Also I believe the Sol Republic is made by the company of the son of Monster's founder. So it should sound very similar to the solos.
  20. davideotape macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    Yeah the klipsch's are ok, I say they "don't sound great" because first, they're not made for any type of exercise or movement. The first sign of sweat and they start crackling like nothing I've ever heard. If I'm going to stay still in my house I'd rather use the over the ears.

    Second, the wires are so thin it takes 20 mins to untangle them every time you want to use them.

    When you do find that sweet spot they have accurate sound, not really a lot of "whoah" factor though. The triplefi 10s and the powerbeats both have that. The triplefis are more accurate than the powerbeats but I like the way the beats handle the music regardless.

    I never heard of the noontecs, curious now.
  21. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2010
    Yea never heard of noontec either, but saw a deal for it for $50 so I did a little search and saw very good reviews for it on head-fi.
  22. irod87 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2012
    I would still go with the Pro's as those are still the flagship model. The executives are nice but most people say the "noise canceling" is garbage. Buy them somewhere like Best Buy where you can return them with no penalty if you do not like them within 30 days.
  23. indiex16, Jan 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013

    indiex16 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    Hi sorry to bump this topic up but I just wanted to bring something up.

    Would the Beats Pro be worth it if it was $230 (brand new pair) or how about the Executive for $175 (brand new as well).

    My price range for a pair of headphones is $200 really and I don't think I can afford to dish out 300-400 for a pair of Seinns.

    I do travel maybe once or twice a year so will the noise cancellation be beneficial to me.

    Right now I have the Beats Studio which I got as a gift but they irritate my ear after an hour or so of use so I don't like it.

    I think at those price points, Beats are worth it, no?

    The other thing is I listen to mostly Rock, Alternative, and Indie which is far from what Beats were designed for lol.

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