Good sound quality
Cable feels sturdy
Earbuds are oddly shaped and may not fit very well
We're oddly enamoured using the Beats line of audacious audio products -- Dr Dre and chums have churned out some endearing, bass-heavy headphones inside the last couple of years. The Beats Tour earphones are the most recent on the chopping block -- are they worth the £100 they will set you back?
Playing all of the tangles
When it comes to styling, the Tours are recognisably of the Beats steady. The distinctive red cable is broad and flat, like a ribbon, which in our expertise cuts down on tangling. So if -- like us -- you tend to screw your earphones into a ball before stuffing them into your pockets, they will not take so lengthy to unwind after it is time for you to place them out once more. The cable feels really sturdy, so we're hopeful that they'll hold up to wear and tear in the lengthy run.
Dangling partway down the cable for the proper earbud, you will find a Beats ControlTalk remote. Ignore the fancy name, this is the identical sort of in-line remote we've noticed on a great deal of other in-ear headphones, even though we still appreciate it.
If you are using an iPod, it is possible to make use of the remote to manage music playback, pausing or skipping track back and forth, and if you are utilizing the Tours with an iPhone it is possible to use the remote's built-in microphone to take calls.
The earbuds themselves boast a striking style, using the signature Beats lower-case 'b' against an aluminium circle, but these are several of the weirdest shaped 'buds we've ever encountered. They're extremely extended, which implies that when you've stuck them into your lugholes, you could struggle to keep them steady inside your ear canal.
For that cause, we'd recommend attempting these headphones out just before you get them. We didn't have also several issues maintaining them in our ears, but we imagine other people may, so be sure you can get a tight, comfy fit ahead of throwing down your hard-earned dosh.
Since the Tours are really lengthy, they'll stick out of your ears a way (unless you might have extremely deep earholes), so the chances of them receiving bashed out your ears on a crowded commute are increased.
Ace of bass
Press 'play' and you are going to speedily identify the signature Beats sound -- incredibly deep and effective bass. The Tours ladle oodles of low-end into your lugs, delivering a wealthy, thumping sound. Listening to Lady Gaga's Bloody Mary we felt our brains turning to jelly with every potent bass kick.
As opposed to some Beats kit, the Tours are no one-trick pony, and there's an impressive degree of detail in the opposite end on the spectrum too -- losing our dignity to Katy Perry's California Gurls we noticed the cymbals sizzling really clearly, as well as the subtle, high-pitched guitar sound wasn't lost inside the mix.
This can be complete, bassy sound. Audiophiles won't be happy, but the Tours offer you excellent, accessible sound that plays very best with hip-hop and pop.
The Beats by Dr Dre Tours offer you fantastic sound quality for the price, and are undoubtedly worth a appear if you're a fan of bassy sound. In a lot of approaches the style is exceptional -- the ribboned cable and remote are thoughtful additions, and aesthetically we're fans of the bold, vibrant style. Nevertheless, the curiously lengthy earbuds imply you should absolutely try before you buy.
Similarly great-sounding however slightly oddly shaped will be the Diddybeats, which are also worth a butcher's. If you want something that certainly won't slip out of your noggin, examine the Sennheiser OCX 880s.