Our Verdict Get past the gaudy styling and these over-ears are worth a listen For Great detailing, balanced sound, stay in position, amazing accuracy and control Against In your face styling Reviewed on 21st March 2011 If the styling of the Monster iBeats is a little too in-your-face, you’re going to have a real problem with the Powerbeats. They’re almost entirely red, and thanks to the chunky over-ear band, there’s no hiding them. Of course, that band does serve a purpose: to keep them in your ears even when you’re exercising, and we can confirm that recreational joggers and sprinters-for-the-bus will appreciate that. Thankfully the Powerbeats are about more than flash and fit: they also sound super. The presentation is powerful, weighty and pacey, but with excellent overall balance and a great deal of detail. More after the break Lovers of rock, hip-hop and dance music will be especially pleased, but the truth is that the Powerbeats have the accuracy and control to turn their hand to just about any genre. 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 week Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 04:53pm 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 The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Beats by Dre Powerbeats 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.