You think you know what you’re getting with the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones. They’re overflowing with powerful bass, oversized, and coated in eye-catching silver and red and black.
But for its latest pair of headphones, Monster tries something new.
Meet the Beats MIXRs. Monster’s newest set trades size for sleekness and versatility and loudness for elegance, creating a more understated, all-purpose set of headphones. Sure, the MIXRs are technically built for DJs — thank veteran DJ David Guetta for the design — but they hold surprising appeal for any music enthusiast, DJ or not.
The MIXRs eschew the iconic — and oft-copied — extra-large Beats design for a smaller, more comfortable feel. The cushioned headband is thin and lightweight, and it flexes easily. Oddly, the MIXRs need to be “broken in” a bit; the unit feels far too tight right out of the box.
The on-ear cups are soft and thick, and while they’re not quite as comfortable as those from the Beats Solo line, they do limit ear fatigue well. Listening on the MIXRs is a pleasant experience, and you’ll feel just fine listening even for two or three hours straight.
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