Cheapest price on Play.com
Could not find a single shop that had these out on display for me to try so I took the leap of faith. And what a leap it is!
Firstly the price - You pay for two brands: Monster who pride themselves on precision cables and hardware; and Dr Dre, one of the music industries greatest talents. You are buying a piece of precision kit that has been designed for the style conscious. You also feel like you have just spent £250 when you open the box, everything is well designed and has its own logical place. The box is a feat of great design in itself.
The music - The precision of the beats is simply incredible, they reproduce David Grays 'Life In Slow Motion' with such depth I can practically hear where the instruments are around me. Kanye Wests '808s and Heartbreak' sends chills down your back and you can here every haunting note. Coheed and Cambria 'Good Apollo... Volume 1' is simply stunning, the drums sound so alive you could just as well be in the drumkit; the guitars are perfectly crisp and you can hear every breath the artist inhales. The beats really shine though on Eminems 'Eminem Show' - the bass is rich and is has so many levels that I just never heard with other headphones or even a JBL Onstage Speaker System. There are so many depths of beats in 'Say Goodbye Hollywood' that it is just mind blowing. Clearly the Beats excel when it comes to rap/hip hop, the bass is just so clear.
The Design and Fit - They fit as snug as any headphones could. The leather ear pads are extremely soft and fit around my ears perfectly. The one thing which is maybe not seen easily on the pictures is that the size of the speakers are rather thick. To see how they fit have a look around on the web, they may stick out too far for some people to be suitable.
All in all I would recommend them absolutely. Also, Play.com is the cheapest play I could find them. Delivery took around 3 days.
*All music that I used to compare has been encoded with Apple Lossless format. Hope this helps anyone.