A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to be contacted by PR Eleanor asking me whether I would like to review some Dr Dre Studio Headphones thanks to Ladbrokes new music inspired game 'Vinyl Slots'.
Having reviewed headphones on my blog before, I was very keen to try some more!
I always think it is cliche to say 'music really helps me/means a lot to me'... but, well, it does. As I attended a performing arts school, music was at the forefront of everything, this is where my love developed and I picked up playing the saxophone. Since then I have been an avid fan of all different types of music, whether I'm walking to the shop or doing some work; its guaranteed music will be on somewhere. Therefore, finding the right pair of headphones has always been on the list of things to find - perfect headphones = perfect music experience.
When the headphones arrived; its instantly clear to see, you've received the whole deal; great packaging, quality headphone case, cleaning cloth, noise cancelling battery, 4.26 foot long connector cable with a standard 3.5 mm connector / Monster iSoniTalk Cable , instruction manual - everything you need to set up & get it all working quickly.
Immediately I loved the sleek design, even if they aren't great headphones, I thought, at least they look good! They also have a collapsable feature so they fit nicely into their carry case, something I've never really seen before! Once putting them on my head, they felt extremely comfortable. The swivelling ear-cups and adjustable headband make them comfy and easy to adjust to fit your head perfectly. There is a little weight to them, but nothing unbearable.
I plugged them in to my iPhone, as this is my preferred/most frequently used method of listening to music at the moment.
After switching on the headphones my ears were greeted with a whole lot of bass. The first thing I noticed is the noise cancellation feature, while sat in a noisy room with the tv on I could hear absolutely nothing of the background interference, however when I took them off its evident everybody else can hear exactly what you're listening to.
I listened (read: sang & danced) through a very varied playlist - from Lianne La Havas & The Black Keys to Ludovico Einaudi, it was easy to tell that despite what genre you were listening to the headphones do an amazing job of picking up new instruments you may never have heard before in that song. The bass is strong but not overpowering and adapts to individual songs; obviously they sound like they are more suited to Hip Hop/ R&B / Bass heavy songs but they genuinely sound great with everything I listened to.
Other unique features are the fact that you can mute the song by pressing down on the right ear-cup incase you need to listen to someone or hear whats around you if outside. The headphone iSoniTalk cable also contains a microphone button enabling you to make/take calls with them on! Pretty handy if you ask me.
Overall, I am very impressed with these headphones. The bass is party-esque-on-yo-head all the while; comfortable, easy to use and stylish. They're everything I'd look for to make listening to music even more enjoyable - I absolutely love them!
You can get your mitts on these headphones here (click!) & once again thank you to Ladbrokes for the opportunity; you can check out their new game here (click!) where you can win big cash prizes!
What do you think? Have you tried these headphones before?