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, 22 Sep 2017, 05:18pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 01:27pm Philips launches True Wireless earbuds and BASS+ headphone range Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 02:55pm JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up Thu, 31 Aug 2017, 03:07pm Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones Thu, 31 Aug 2017, 12:15pm 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.