For many people, Monster‘s Beats By Dre line of headphones are more than just a way to listen to music. They have become a fashion statement, an icon, and are seen worn by many celebrities and athletes. Beats recently expanded their line in collaboration with other artist and celebrities, including P. Diddy, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and LeBron James. All the Beats sport remarkable design, they all look stunning, and they all sound fairly good for the most part. The DiddyBeats ($179.95 USD Retail) are the first Beats in-ear headphones I have ever tried, and it was not a good first impression.
The DiddyBeats are made out of quality materials. The buds are made from a combination of plastic, metal, and even a faux-leather material. They look absolutely stunning and the chrome ‘DB’ logo is very elegantly designed on the back of the jet black bud (available in white and pink as well). The cable is a flat, pasta-style cable, which Monster is famous for, and is claimed to be “tangle-free”, though it is more tangle-resistant.