Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats EP Headphones - Red

Beats EP on-ear headphones delivers masterfully tuned sound. Its battery-free design offers unlimited playback and its sleek, durable frame is reinforced with lightweight stainless steel. Beats EP is an ideal introduction to Beats for any music lover seeking a dynamic listening experience.

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What's Included

  • Beats EP Headphones
  • Foldable Carrying Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1990 out of 2114)


Fine-tuned acoustics for the clarity and depth you expect from Beats

Durable, lightweight design reinforced with stainless steel

Battery-free for unlimited playback

Adjustable vertical sliders for a personalized fit

Take calls and control music on your iOS devices with RemoteTalk cable

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend

Expert rating




  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound All Around

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had been looking forward to buying​ beats headphones since they came out. But due to price had to wait it out for a great deal to come along. I love and appreciate Best Buy for their prices and quality merchandise. I like their friendly staff too. I finally had a good job with good pay so to treat myself I did my research on Best Buy.Com. I was very excited to see beats on sale under a hundred dollars so off I went to buy them. They also match my company uniform lol. I paid one price they went down a few days later I came back to the store for a price adjustment and got an even better deal so juiced. I even went in the pouring down rain that day but worth every penny..... Awesome. I even let my co-workers listen they were so excited to hear how they sound too. I've gotten my money worth and some thank you Best Buy for selling such a great product. I never leave home without them so I don't hear all the noise on the bus to and from work daily. I've even been asked and complimented by strangers that they like them too. Even better they are special edition too. Well that's my story I love how my Pandora subscription sounds through the headphones. I will continue to shop Best Buy in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints from my 15 year old

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased these headphones for my son's 15th birthday. He originally wanted the wireless $300 ones but let's just say he isn't the most responsible child. Having said that, when I gave him the headphones he was very happy and I explained this would be a test for the more expensive ones. He was very understanding (though I may have needed to check his temperature) and ok with my decision. The next day when I arrived home from work he thanked me again for the headphones and stated that these were the best headphones he ever had and didn't see the need for the more expensive ones. He stated the sound was so clear and it blocked out outside noises (which now I can't get him to take them off of his head, especially when it's time to clean and garbage night, Overall, I am pleases with my purchase. I got them for 50% off and I was able to use my $10 rewards certificate which saved me a ton. I gave it 4 stars because I haven't used but I'm quite sure my son would give them a 10. If you are looking to save and have great quality I would say this is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Totally disappointed

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased 2 pair of these headphones 1 blue 1 black, within the first week I had to toggle the cord on the blue pair to get the sound to play in both headphones. By week 2 I was experiencing the same problem with the Black pair. Along with the aggravation of having to toggle on the cord to get the sound to play the bass is not what you would expect from Dre beats. I'm not sure if I just so happen to be the person that bought 2 pair that had the same problem or if this is a technical issue on this model headphones. Now the kicker is the headphones are never really comfortable in after about 1 hour they go from uncomfortable to painful. I had purchased the solo's a few years back from hh greg in I had a overall wonderful experience with those. I ordered 2 pair of Studio's earlier today so I'm hoping to have a better experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal!


    My wife told me about the Deal of the Day were these Beats EP On Ear Headphones. At first, I was hesitant because I prefer Bose headphones for overall sound quality. Over the years I've tried several Beats headphones in the store and have never been impressed due to the messy, muddy sound. I decided to take the leap and purchase these headphones because it was a great deal for only $65 and I have been in the market for some quality on ears for some time now. I'm so glad that I got them. They are definitely a steal for under $100. I honestly couldn't see myself paying more than $100 for them though. They are very clear, comfortable and very well built. I am very impressed with how far Beats has come. I'm still going to stick to Bose because I love all of their products but I'll be giving Beats a second chance from now if they're on sale. I would have liked to give them 4.5 stars because I feel like you still miss out on some of the higher notes in the music but again these are fantastic headphones nevertheless. I got the black set and they look awesome. Good job Beats!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    These headphones are absolutely perfect! I bought them and was a little skeptical because of the reasonable price of $130, especially since most Beats by Dre headphones are pretty overpriced just because of the brand. When I tried these, I was VERY surprised at the quality of them. First of all, they're bendable (stretchy headband), they're comfortable, have a nice design, have the iPhone remote which works with Apple obviously and even Android phones, and finally have the sound quality to match the brand name! The bass is still strong but not overwhelming, and the treble and clarity is much improved and the headphones sound FAR better than the older Beats. They sound good with every genre of music, especially rock, pop, and rap. And they cancel noise better than most earphones even though they're not actually noise cancelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Unforunately i bought these because i see everyone wearing BEATS. i thought they would be good. Howerver i have returned 2 pairs of them. The FIrst pair - they stopped working in one ear and then both ears. the other pair just started having similar issues. they look good but they are not quality headphones based on my experiences with other Headphones. The Beats just dont hold up to the daily Grind of Kids using them - they didnt last very long. Best buy is the best company becasue they agreed with me and returned both units....I have Bose units that i use for myserlf and they are so much better....DO not buy these headphones spend a little extra money and get the JBL Elite 310's or the 710's or get the BOSE units that cost between 229-299. it is worth it they are better Headphones...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice headphones

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I never considered myself part of the "Beats demographic". I don't like overly bass-y music (except for some Underworld now and again) or equipment that is voiced that way. Anyway, after reading a few reviews on these 'phones, I decided to pull the trigger...and the price was nice too. So far, I'm really happy with the sound quality. I have an EQ app on my iPhone, so I can dial-down the bass if I want. The sound is full and rich, and the bass is punchy. Build quality is first-rate. My only quibble...the ear-pads can get a little uncomfortable after a few hours of listening. I haven't had on-ear headphones for a LONG time, so maybe they all cause fatigue eventually. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent value priced headphone for specific genre

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    These headphones are very decent and certainly a great value (at least what I paid for them). My first few complaints are that the connector cables between each of the cans is very thin and will likely break short of the true life of these headphones. The same is true for the 1/8" connector. Volume, pause, etc. buttons all work as one is probably familiar from Apple's own earpods. The sound it produces is great...but that is a genre specific statement. I listen to a lot of genres of music and these are great for specific ones. I've got some Audio Technica ones for another, etc. If your genre is for example "Down" by Marian Hill (the soundtrack for the Apple commercial), its perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, durability, comfort and sound. Editors are less positive about mids quality and have mixed opinions about treble quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
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