Beats Electronics Executive

83
Global
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

With the Executive headphones, Beats brings its signature style to the high-end noise-canceling category dominated by the likes of Bose's Quiet Comfort 15. The good news? According to All Things D, the Beats "did a good job of blocking out noise" and PCMag "was impressed by how much the earpads quieted the roar of the airplane's engines." PCMag also says the Executive produces "quality audio performance for bass lovers at moderate volumes" and is "incredibly comfortable." While the Executive is expensive, it's priced on par with similar models like the AKG K 495 NC, and it's also a "gorgeous" set of headphones, according to TechCrunch. If that matters to you, they're well worth checking out.

from $164.99+

Scores

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.3
Durability
7.6
Sound quality
7.5
Noise isolation
7.8
Comfort
8.3
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Specs

Executive

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Active noise cancellation
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo
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Specs

Executive

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Active noise cancellation
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo
View Full Specs
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