The only pair of headphones to be shortlisted for top honours have fought off competition from a range of high-end home audio equipment as the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Pro Studio cans are crowned Music Gadget of the Year at the T3 Gadget Awards 2011.
Boasting a lightweight but strong aluminium chassis the Beats Pro are the flagship model in the Dr Dre range of headphones offering up impeccable sound quality transporting digital tracks back to the acoustic tones the artists intended.
Monster Beats Pro Features
With sound-isolation these beefy headphones will serve you just as well on the commute into work as they will when lounging at home on a Sunday afternoon. Add to that a removable high-grade 2.1 metre cable with 1/8” to 1/4” adapter and you’ve got a truly studio-worthy pair of ‘phones.
With drivers designed to finally achieve the bass nirvana that so many headphones fail to achieve the Beats Pro show beefy bass need not always come at the cost of full range tones and accentuated lower notes.
Monster Beats Pro Design
Pairing premium audio with top-end design, large washable ear cups and a beefy aluminium frame join for an aesthetically pleasing finish that is more than capable of taking on the wear-and-tear of daily life. Ensuring users make the most of these high-end cans on the go, Monster has introduced a swivelling design to the cups allowing them to be folded into the frame protecting the foam while and aiding compact portability.
“They’re as iconic today as the original white iPod earbuds were in the noughties,” said T3 Editor and Awards judge Luke Peters. “Crucially though, they sound a lot better.”
To see who got the gongs and in which category be sure to check out T3's Awards 2011 winners feature. Are the Monster Beats Pro the best of the best or would you have gone for something else? Let us know what you think of the verdict on the comments box below.