Our Verdict We think these Beats are stylish and classy, offering smooth, bassy richness For Flexible bass, rich, chunky delivery, good noise-isolation seal Against Some may not like the looks, sound can get a bit domineering Reviewed on 21st March 2011 As we’ve quickly come to expect from Beats, the iBeats feel very well made. How you feel about the red cord and white detail will depend on taste, but we’re still unsure of the Star Destroyer-shaped control unit, especially as it’s the only part that feels a touch flimsy. Still, it’s in a sensible place under the chin and, as a three-button unit, lets you adjust volume as well as control playback. The iBeats create a comfy, noise-isolating seal that gives you the peace to enjoy your tunes. And enjoy them you will, especially if you’re keen on bass. More after the break These reach much deeper than most in-ears, and there’s real flexibility to bass, making for a rich, chunky delivery that also benefits from impressive spaciousness. It can get a touch domineering, which rather drowns out the bass and treble, but for smooth, bassy sounds, they’re ace. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Beats by Dre iBeats Headphones Monster Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.