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The entire range of mixr beats headphones by dr dre on full display (to date: Sept 2013).

From left > right starting with mixr beats neon range ( ltd editions) in colours pink, blue , green, yellow and orange, followed with  standard mixr range - red (ltd edition in UK), white and black. 

Neon range of mixr beats are noticeable for vivid colours and uniform white ear cups, compared to the standard mixr beats which have the same color ear cups as the headband and ear cup arms that have more subtle/classic colours. The black mixr beats are one of if not my number one fave out of the entire range, the all black theme even covers the ring surrounding the beats "b" logo which is silver on the red and white standard mixrs, but I guess this break of continuity on black mixrs was chosen by beats as it enhances the red beats logo and overall cool style. Beats also broke continuity with the black mixrs by using a black tone of colour circular bevel used on each ear cup arm for adjusting fit and pivoting, which is a silver/chrome effect on red and white standard range, for added style as already mentioned I'd guess was also beats reason here.

The mixr series of headphones was designed in collaboration with French celebrity DJ David Guetta who spent 2 years in developing the mixr headphone to what it is today.  Primarily designed for DJ's, live performers and audio engineers, they also can be used as simple listening to music by anyone, especially for users requiring light weight, small footprint easily carried when travelling use.

Noticeable features which show mixr's dj and professional capabilities is the 270-degree radius,  pivoting ear cup arms, which smoothly rotate for seamless transition to single ear monitoring. As with all beats headphones, each ear cup has individual jack input to choose which side left or right to connect and with an extra jack input allows another connection to daisy chain from, so a friend can hook up to your headphone jack to listen to your music with you. A light weight feel, ultra compact design, and high grade materials ensure mixr headphones are natural performers.

Mixr beats have the loudest drivers throughout the entire beats range, likely to cover professional use such as in a dj environment where a booming club sound system may make monitoring the next track to be mixed difficult with standard volume headphones.  The max volume level is amazingly loud and distortion free.

The mixr range manufactured by beats LLC seem to have a more neutral sound compared to the mixrs produced by Monster which had more of a bass sound signature.

Mixr headphones were firstly produced on behalf of beats by Monster, until their contract expired and not renewed when beats LLC produced product directly.  All mixr beats on photo are produced by beats LLC,   apart from  black standard mixers produced by Monster, noticeable by logo markings on each side of ear cup arm in replacing the "beats" markings on standard red and white mixrs, which in turn differ from neon range marked with "mixr" rather than "beats" or monster logo. Monster wording also displays on cables jack input outer casing on black mixr beats (cables not shown on pic).

Standard beats mixr beats come with the usual red colour cables that connect headphones to your playback device, and also a black hard shell carry case for storage and protection, and a micro fibre cleaning cloth to keep mixrs spick & span gleaming. Neon mixr beats range are the first beats headphone to not use standard red cable, instead use white, as is the hard shell carry case rather than standard mixrs black type.

Cables provided are one with in-line microphone for taking calls if using mixrs with smart phone, as volume fades out to allow interference free communications.  This cable also has volume control, track forward and back, in addition to answer/end call and voice dial.  Second cable is a straight jack to jack type with no features other than connecting headphones to device, for DJ, sound engineer etc use.

Mixr beats sound quality is fantastic, easily handling heavy bass without any distortion, and the new neon range have an improved sound signature of a more neutral sound than before which many regard an improvement from prior signature that leaned towards a more bass driven sound reproduction.

Mixr headphones, altogether - hard to beats...

Photo taken by myself, with Fujifilm X100 camera, using wide angle lens.
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dalethorn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
The Mixr is a very neutral-warm headphone where if the user wants a leaner bass, simple to adjust. It's a good sign that they have a range of tunings now that bracket various hi-fi tastes, and hi-fi is the key. If you wanna see some real failures in this business, try the original Philips M1 released for the U.S. market, or the newer Marshall Monitor 'FX'.
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Hey, dalethorn, you checked my link out:)  Nice comment buddy;)
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S-Priest Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Looks mean nothing. Any Beats model is far inferior to anything from serious manufacturers like Denon, AKG, Audio-Technica, even Sennheiser, etc.
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013

That is your opinion of course and not fact.

 

I personally disagree with your remark that looks mean nothing, as aesthetic appeal is hugely important for virtually all consumer products, else brand owners would not employ designers or invest multi millions of funds into creating desirable products that not only perform respective required function, but are pleasing to the eye.  Beats achieve this remarkably well to such degree that their brand has almost overshadowed their products with their headphones used as a fashion accessory in addition to a headphone.

 

If you check out the many independent reviews throughout the web for mixr beats, you will find vast majority of them in praise for the excellent sound quality which is a far cry from the early over bassy beats in the past, but more neutral but able to handle any bass without distortion.

 

I own sennheiser, Philips and Sony headphones to and comparing those in same price range as beats mixrs, I don't find mixrs to be in anyway inferior at all and in some aspects the mixrs outshine my comparable other brands.

 

slagging off beats has been "fashionable" for peeps to bandwagon with for a while now, and it seems to have ran its course now just boring to hear, especially when beats go strength to strength releasing new models with physical design improvements and more importantly - improved sound signatures from the tuning of their drivers.

 

Beats, IMO, like all brands, has its place, but the quality of their sounds, especially the mixr range are due the respect they deserve as many tech critics acknowledge.

 

Don't beat down a good beats, I'd say...

 

But thanks for your opinion nonetheless :)

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S-Priest Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Grado/Alessandro headphones are proof that looks mean little :-)

Sony/Senn/Philips are all mainstream manufacturers aiming to cash in, as is Monster. Denon/Foster/Fostex and companies which are dedicated to manufacturing professional equipment, like Yamaha, AKG, Audio-Technica, usually churn out better quality per price when it comes to headphones and other "consumer" kit. As a rule, a set of professional headphones (like ATH-M40 or ATH-M50, AKG K-240 Studio, etc.) will usually perform at least as well as a set of posh consumer headphones selling for twice/thrice the amount. It's a rule. Also The Reg has a good rundown on Beats: www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/…
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Grado Ps 1000 was a model of headcans I am considering for new audiophile grade headphones though I am steering towards Audeze LCD2 as they appear to be better suited for type of music I listen to.  I'm going to hear them myself at an Audeze dealer near me shortly before I make any decision though.
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S-Priest Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's not an "opinion", it's reality, unfortunately. Basing on testing many Beats headphones in a posh Apple-kit-selling store against my own Denon AH-D310 headphones (modified though) and modded Audio-Technica ATH-M40. They all have a thin, anemic frequency response with weird soundstaging and no low midrange body. Also tried an acquainted designer's set of Beats supra-aural (whatever the name is) against my own Denon AH-P372, and well, he's wasted at least $150 of difference against $50 (modded, $30 stock) AH-P372. There's a photo of him trying the AH-P372 with a pleasant face somewhere, actually. That was a year ago though.
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
No, your opinion is not others reality, its just your opinion, but as long as you think otherwise, there is no point in continuing a discussion on sound which is subjective in itself as a topic. To give example of subjective opinion, a quick google search on your Denon AH-D310 brings up Amazon selling such and with varying customer reviews including a number of very poor dissatisfied buyers who absolutely slate those headphones in build quality and very poor sound quality, yet there are other reviews of the polar opposite that praise them entirely. Getting back to mixr beats - the majority opinion based on reviews online are positive and I've not seen a bad review yet, but more importantly, I'm personally very happy with the sound quality of mixr beats which IMO is of a very high quality. Big name DJ's like Skillrex, Dimitri Vegas & Likemike use beats (Skillrex uses beats pro's & DM & Likemike use mixr beats), but I didn't choose my beats on the back of big name DJ's using beats, I chose them after checking them myself. Reviews give a general indication of a products quality in as much as if majority are positive, then you've a good indicator that you will find that to be the case after checking for yourself. But clearly, beats are not for you, which is cool, but not cool to impose your opinion as factual, especially in such a subjective topic as sound quality and coming from a minority opinion that doesn't give mixr beats the merit they have by majority of opinion of online tech reviews. But this discussion is circular and in such cases, I think it wise to simply agree to disagree, whilst respecting each others opinion nonetheless :)
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S-Priest Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AH-D310 are in many ways superior to overly expensive Monster and Bose headphones. Especially when modded. They do have their flaws, like a tweaked frequency response, but they don't have the weird tweaked and overpriced frequency response of Beats.

Current headphones are heavily modded ATH-M40, and again, these beat anything mainstream, commercial, overadvertised and just pushed mercilessly at prices thrice the normal.

Audio-Technica itself is guilty of this. They reuse ATH-M drivers in the posh ATH-ESW series selling for 2-3 times as much as the pro models.

DJs aren't musicians. They can use any fart cannons, to borrow a Head-fi term. Speaking of which, nobody at head-fi.org/forums takes either Bose or Monster or Skullcandy seriously.

By contrast, being a sound engineer and a musician, accurate headphones are necessary. ATH-M40 simply show what there is. An electric guitar will play much the same through them as through a guitar cab, say.

In fact, it is silly to buy overpriced garish-looking headphones for crazy prices when there's pro gear, which is priced reasonably and does what it's meant to (which is simply play the music with no distortion).
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
head-fi.org  doesn't take the likes of Skullcandy seriously?  What, even Jude the owner?

www.head-fi.org/t/535380/ces-d…

I think you need to reconsider your facts my friend as you are woefully out of synch and your opinions are just that - your opinions and far from fact.

You can check what cans I personally own by checking my signature on head-fi.org for yourself and you will find I've a place for the high to medium end of headcans in my collection and keep away from the snobbery you display.

www.head-fi.org/u/391986/cb372…
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Soph-art-lover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh they are awesome! But so expensive :D
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Yeah, cost is a shame, I already made comment on in an earlier reply, but considering dr dre himself picks up a annual pay of $10 million USD on beats product alone, and is on the Forbes rich list - I think he has more than made some serious cash and maybe could afford to reduce price to open beats brand up further making them easier to afford than at present?  Like I suggested to another deviant member - you could always add these to your Christmas wish list and see if you are nicely surprised?  Thanks for your comment:)
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Soph-art-lover Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, I already will become a snowboard for Christmas, and that's really expensive too ;)
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NiyaFoxBit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
QwQ I so much really want ho have one of them :3
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
well, Christmas isn't too far away - which colour would you ask Santa Claus for on your Christmas wish list?
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NiyaFoxBit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
the green one <>iplease</i> :3
let's just hope QwQ
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Well, I hope Santa gives you the green light for your green mixr beats on your wish list and you'll be good to go for some serious beats;)
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ChiyaDreams Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They look so cool ! poorly, In don't have enough money to buy one xD
But I also can lice with my skullcandy headphones ^w^
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
One of the biggest criticisms of beats stuff in general is that its overpriced, which despite being a big fan and having already forked out a small fortune for the mixr range and a few other types, I do agree that the cost should be lower which would make them accessible to more headphone users.

Skullcandy  have some very cool styled headcans for sure, though I've never used a pair before.  A very distinct brand nontheless:)

Just out of interest, which colour is your favorite out of the mixr beats range?

big thanks for your comments:)
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ChiyaDreams Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the green ones the most ! It's my fave colour x'3
normaly, I'm not that big pink fan, but I also like the pink ones ! c:
And your welcome :3
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CB3723 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Yeah, green mixrs are cool, as for the pink or should I say candy pink mixrs - out of the entire range, those are the brightest most vivid of all - the photo doesn't do them justice from when you physically see them for your own eyes - almost need shades to check them:)

thanks for showing your mixr colours:)
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ChiyaDreams Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem :3
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