We shall see. I plan on picking up a pair today purely out of curiosity. (Thankfully Best Buy has a fantastic return program.) As everyone knows Monster is a hype machine selling over priced products but for one of the best known producers in the industry to put his name on them surely they must bring something to the table. Apparently they went through 150 prototypes before Dre was satisfied.You'd think that someone with as much musical savvy as Dr. Dre could design some kick-ass audio gear. And you'd be right. Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones ($350) are the result of a collaboration between Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Monster, and they look as good as they sound. The powered isolation 'phones will feature technologies new to headphones, including new driver technology, in order to offer natural, clean sound and rich, deep bass — something that should come as no surprise to Dre fans. In addition to all of that, Beats will include a carrying case with
anti-microbial cleaning cloths, a special Monster headphone cable, and Monster’s iSonitalk, a microphone/headphone adapter for iPhones.