Beats EP

Beats EP

Beats EP

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.4
MUSIC: Very Good8.1/10
CALLS: Poor4.2/10
GAMING: Fair6.3/10
TV: Good7.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.8/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Fair6.9/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10

The Beats EP headphones, priced in the lower midrange, are wired on-ear closed-back headphones known for their good sound quality and solid build. They offer good soundstage and imaging, making them suitable for music and TV, with comfort being a strong point. However, they lack in microphone quality and built-in controls, and their use during activities like exercise or travel may be limited due to the lack of a detachable cable, sweatproof certification, or noise canceling features. If you prioritize sound and build over versatility and are fine with a wired connection, the Beats EP might be a suitable choice. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable fit on ears
  • Very good build quality
  • Optimized for music listening
Cons
  • Poor microphone quality
  • Lacks built-in controls
  • Not suitable for exercise
  • Non-detachable cable

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.4
The Beats EP headphones are appreciated for their overall good sound quality and soundstage, providing a satisfying listening experience for music. They have a closed enclosure which enhances sound isolation, and since they're wired, there's no concern about latency issues that can affect wireless devices.
TV & Video:
4.3
The Beats EP headphones are good for watching TV and videos because they are wired, ensuring low latency for better sync between audio and visuals, and they have good sound quality along with an adequate soundstage, which enhances the overall listening experience. They also provide a comfortable fit that is suitable for long viewing sessions.
Air Travel:
3.9
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.8
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Portability:
3.5
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Gaming:
3.3
The Beats EP headphones have a good soundstage, which can be beneficial for gaming to track audio cues, but they lack low latency support which is important for real-time gaming audio without delay. Additionally, the microphone quality is poor, which can be a downside for in-game communication..

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$150
Brand
Beats
Release Date
November 1, 2018
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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8.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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4.3/10
Gaming Score
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6.3/10
TV and Video Score
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7.6/10
Exercise Score
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4.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.3/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
226.7 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Ulf Kaiser | 2015
"With the EP model, Beats delivers a stylish headphone with cable connection and hands-free functionality that should please consumers seeking a balanced sound for playback on mobile devices."

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