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Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats Earbud Headphones - Red/Black

Enjoy immersive, detailed audio with these Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats MHD02AM/A earbud headphones, which feature high-quality drivers that create crisp cross-spectrum sound. A sealed construction with multiple sets of ear tips blocks ambient noise.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 4 pairs of ear tip fittings, storage pouch
    • In-line remote and microphone
    • Owner's manual
    • urBeats Earbud Headphones

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4631 out of 5202)

    Features


    Earbud design

    Directs sound into the ear for deep bass and extended frequency response.

    High-quality drivers

    Deliver thunderous bass, crisp highs and clear midrange tones.

    Sealed construction

    With multiple sets of ear tips ensures a precise fit to block out external noise.

    In-line remote and microphone

    Allows you to talk hands-free and control music with your compatible Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod®. Also works with online voice and video chats on iPod touch and iPhone.

    Hard chrome earphone finishes

    Create a durable, stylish design.

    Precision-machined single-billet metal housing

    Helps prevent vibrations and sonic artifacts.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5202 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 2.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A cure for the quiet earbuds...

      Posted
      clover93

      I got my first pair of beat headphones when I was in high school. I think it was around 2010, and I loved them so much. They were the best earbuds I had ever used, the quality was astounding. I feel like back then you just got what you paid for... Or maybe I just didn't notice the fallbacks because I was too young. Well, after a number of years throughout which I used these headphones very regularly (for hours on end) the wires began to fall apart, and I needed an upgrade. I bought skullcandy, because I had to use my own money, and they were cheaper. That was a grand mistake, as they lasted about a year or two, if that. After they went kaput, I decided to treat myself to beats again. I figured I couldn't go wrong! I mean, overall, the sound quality is pretty good. If you're just listening to music casually, or using these during transportation, they're a good set of headphones. I have no complaint with the quality in that area, whatsoever. However, a few days ago I noticed that my left earbud was shorting out. Dang, the silent killer; earwax. I see so many people wondering why their headphones are shorting out and one or both are going quiet. Well, friends, as someone who has used this brand for almost ten years, let me tell you -- beats do not hold up so well with a little bit of wax. Today I got tired of it, and began to try to dislodge some from the base of the earphone, with the silicon cover off (mind you, my ears aren't even that waxy!) and the red screen that covers the end that goes into your ear? It came right off! And I was disappointed, let me tell you, I was about to bash the quality of the headphones (rightfully so)..... but then, I noticed it. Gloriously, the sound that had been long lost... IT WAS BACK. The sound had returned!! So I gingerly popped the screen back on, pushed it in for peace of mind, and then put the silicon cover back on. Now, I don't expect these headphones to last forever. They may not even last until next year. But boy, am I happy that they're both in working order. Even if I have to be very careful with them. I just wanted to post this in case it could help anyone else. I would give these a 2.5 but I think the quality is honestly well above that (not in production but the actual craftsmanship of the headphone itself). There we go. So you haven't broken them, and you're also not going deaf. Happy day.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      not worth the money

      Posted
      corprolalia

      had these just for 2 days. i compared these with both the bose ie2 and the skullcandy titans. this is an honest opinion so please read. these headphones are not worth $100. the construction of them are great, they feel durable in your hands and you can tell monster spent time in building the headphones, but from there it goes downhill. the sound quality on these headphones is terrible, and i mean terrible. i played an even number of hiphop and alternative tracks with both the urbeats and the skullcandy titans (bose earphones i returned due to absolutely no bass, very good mids and highs). the skullcandy titans outperformed the urbeats, and are only half the price. first, the bass on the urbeats sound muddy, and it drowns out the mids and the highs, there were not clear at all. the highs sounded like they were tangled with the mids, and it didnt sound clear at all. on the other hand, the skullcandy titans surprisingly had a better definded bass sound, as well as crystal clear highs and mids. generally speaking, if you don't compare earphones you will never know who has the best sound quality. in the end, if you wanna be stylish and have people notice u have beats by dre, then by all means go for these. but if your looking for sound quality, there was no comparison, the urbeats did poorly against the skull candy titans. if you don't believe me, just purchase a couple different earphones and compare yourself, you will see if you took the "beats by dre" logo off of the headphones, the urbeats would be priced at probaly $30-$50" at most, thats how bad the sound quality is.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent sound but overpriced.

      Posted
      AR1987
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've had these for about 3 years. I had to refill my warranty twice because they do tend to go bad after a year or so. The sound is deep and bassy but it does take away from the highs. Also the bass is sometimes too bassy to where it may distort a bit or just not be as clear as it should be. Pros - Nice fit, the biggest ear pad fits my ears comfortably and I can wear them for hours. - Great look, the design on these are nice and sleek. Love the Space Grey earpieces. -Decent sound, better than cheaper pairs but still not great. Can be too bassy without enough highs, but if you don't pay much attention to that stuff you might think they sound fantastic, as I did for a few years. They sound ok, but I prefer a more accurate, natural sound, the way the original engineers of the audio intended it to sound. The Beats line adds in extra bass, so keep that in mind. (Some ppl prefer this) Cons: -Not as clear in sound as can be. -Goes bad after a year and they don't let you put a warranty anymore -Overpriced. I got them during a BestBuy sale for half the price and I still prefer a different brand. Overall, these headphones are good for the casual listener who wants a bass prominent sound. They are clear but not as crisp as Id like. I've tried many brands from Bose, Seinnheiser, Skull Candy, Sony, so far Klipsch is my favorite, with a nice clean yet still deep sound delivery, and far better priced. I think Beats is more of a fashion item than a quality product. It comes in a nice package and looks great with all the different colors it comes in, but if you're really in to sound quality you might want to try something with a more natural sound and possibly get more of your money's worth (especially with a warranty, that this cannot offer)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      poor quality

      Posted
      imhigh024
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I got these space grey beats for a replacement on warranty for the red and white ones. the red and white ones i had first, for almost 2 years were great. they performed very well. i had an issue with them about 21 months in and returned them for the space grey ones. all i have to say is now that applke bought beats by dre the quality of make has drasticly gone down. they feel very cheap and not worth $99.99 anymore that apple got there hands on them. the 3.5mm jack right out of the box was so crooked and it seems like they will all be like this due to a manufacturing error that apple probably knew about, because they are very into deatil, but did not fix because they know the name sells it self so why bother, another classic apple move. thats why i did not even bother to exchange for another pair. i only got these again cuz they were free withh the 2 year warranty i purchased. and the employee informed me again that they do not sell warranties for beats anymore you have to go through apple now. that says a lot about how much they probably lost in having to replace these, now, low quality built headphones. i highly recomend anyone else get any other pair of $99.99 headphones because im sure they will be better. and if you do want to get these the are comparable to another pair of sony headphones i bought for about $49.99, if not better. i included a picture so you can see what i mean. you can tell but not as much as if you have it right in front of you. very disappointed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible at best. Poor Sound Quality, Cheap Build.

      Posted
      sharmelan
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Sound Quality - I know this review may sound harsh, but being an audio enthusiast who pays attention to detail and every nuances in music, I can tell you without hesitation, this ear-bud is over-hyped at best. Although for many users who just upgrade from their cheap ear-buds this may look like a step up and audio heaven, However I can assure you, once you hear more products and take some time to research, you will be sure to reward yourself with a product that is well worth of your hard earned cash. I had the first generation iBeats ear-buds which performed well over this current generation ear-buds, however one thing that still remains constant is, these beats earphones just cannot produce the vivid, detailed sound that excels in tonal clarity. Instead they sound extremely flat where highs are muted, and even the bass that they are known for being rattling most of the times. Unlike the old ear-buds, these new ones come with less number of ear tips as well. Penny savings for the beats I guess. In comparison, my HTC One m8's ear-buds and galaxy s5's ear-buds sound excellent in tonal range. Build quality - There is absolutely no reason to upgrade your earphones if you have a Galaxy s5 or HTC One m8's, as they come packaged with ear-buds that are superior in build quality than these. Also these beats ear-buds are notoriously known for breaking few weeks to few months of time, forcing you to buy expensive extended warranty packages or lose your capital that you have spent on these earphones. Will I recommend this product? No. This ear-buds has been over-hyped at best and you can find much more capable product that excels in sound quality as well as build quality and looks for the equal price or less often times. Why pay more for the namesake? The Bose IE2, Monster iSport victory, Skullcandy Ink'd2, Skullcandy Titan, Sol Republic JAX are some of the headphones that can handily beat these in sound and build at equivalent or less cost.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing...

      Posted
      TRiAC
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Just bought these and already regret it… Since I've only had them for about an hour now, I can't touch on durability; however, the cord tangles easily and feels very flimsy. The main issues I noticed are as follows: 1.) They don’t stay in very well. Once they're in your ear, the slightest (and I mean slightest) tug will pop them right out. And yes, I tried switching the ear tips. 2.) The sound is completely disappointing. The bass oomph you'd expect from Beats By Dre is not present at all, the mids and highs sound sloppy, and I even caught some distortion while playing a 320 kbps recording of "Bass I Love You" by Bassotronics at only 75% volume on my iPhone. Just an all-around sad audio performance. 3.) The price is absurd for this quality. The $30 earpods by Apple out-perform these on every level except sound isolation. The only pros I found with these are as follows: 1.) They look nice outside of your ear. 2.) The microphone is positioned well. 3.) The iPhone controls work nicely. Conclusion: All would be decimated if they at least sounded good. I really wanted to like these earbuds. Check my other reviews; I am a Beats By Dre fan, but these were just awful. If you absolutely NEED something that has the Beats logo and only plan to use these for making calls and looking cool to fellow Beats enthusiasts, go nuts. Otherwise, don't waste your time or your money. I plan to exchange these for a set of Klipsch S4i headphones; they are the same price and are receiving raving reviews.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lucid sound, but disappointing bass.

      Posted
      Ultrafrigid

      Coming from $40 Skullcandy Titans, these were an upgrade in every respect - except, the bass is a bit underwhelming for what you'd expect out of a pair of buds called 'urBeats' hailing from a world-famous rapper's brand. It's... implied you should be able to put these on and feel your skull vibrate from the bass punch, but in fact it's quite average in the most disappointing fashion, especially at $100. You don't get that earthshattering boom out of these that you would from the $40 Titans, but it's like-for-like compensated for in the lucidity and fidelity of the sound quality, which in my experience is exceptional for earbuds. I actually found myself listening to old songs with these and picking up all of these subtle layers in the music that, after years, I'd never noticed with any other set of earphones, or not clearly. The flat cables indisputably beat the fragile, snaggy cylindrical cables of all the other earphones I've had. These particular cables are designed to handle being scrunched up in limited confines without breaking or shorting connections the way classic wires do. That was the issue I had with every prior pair I owned; within months, one earbud would pi$$ out on me and I'd have to enjoy studio-quality music with half the layers bleating through the one earbud that still worked. To be fair, I've only had these for two weeks. No problems so far; hope they don't really break down after three or so weeks like some reviews are claiming. There's a one-year factory warranty on these, but I hate to be out of a pair of earbuds for two weeks while sending them out and waiting for them to return. If these are really worth the cost, they should last. I can't speak for that so soon into the purchase but the other reviews are a little worrying. I can't speak for the microphone since I haven't used it. The price tag's better justified for someone who needs to pick up every little crystal detail with excellent sound cancellation and good fit. They don't come out easily, probably due to the hard edges at the back of the earphones, which have a quality feel to them with the brushed metal.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love my beats they are stylish n comfortable

      Posted
      Chris
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I love my beats not only are they stylish n comfortable but there's no headphones that compare when it comes to the sound quality! I've purchased on average about 8 to 10 different brands of headphones per year and either they don't fit properly or they are uncomfortable or just plain hurt and make my ears sore soi can't use them as frequently as I'd like to. Many pairs begin to crackle or one side would no longer work at all. It seemed like i was spending more money trying to purchase the less expensive headphones and I actually was! Needless to say me and my family absolutely love Best Buy so i saved the money for my Dr. Dre Beats and coverage for two years on 1/26/14. I've been very happy with them, which I've never been happy with any previous purchases. Despite all of that I did have a problem with them on 1/16/15, both speakers stopped working completely. There was absolutely no sound. I brought them to Best Buy with my coverage paperwork and had to pay $10.00 and i was able to pick a replacement pair. I wanted to see about renewing my coverage but was informed that coverage is no longer offered on Dr Dre Beats. I was very disappointed because I love them and never want to waste my money somewhere else. I know Best Buy has the knowledge and information I need to make the right choices for me and my family. They sell top line quality merchandise and stand by it with protection plans and coverage. I have always had great experiences at Best Buy not only with the fabulous things i purchase but everyone is so helpful and they actually know what they are talking about. They try to get the best product for your needs in your budget! I only go to Best Buy, I've converted all my family and friends to only go to Best Buy too. I'll make a believer out of anyone, every piece of electronics, household items, movies, cords even grounded outlets, everything I purchase from Best Buy and I'm a very proud and happy customer!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 2.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, sound, design and bass quality. Editors are less positive about soundstage and reliability and have mixed opinions about portability. 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 80/100 = Very good quality.
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