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 V-Moda unveils new Crossfade 2 wireless on-ear headphones Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 05:03pm Denon's AH-C621R in-ear headphones launch next month Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 11:02am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm 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.