Beats by Dr. Dre (Giveaway CLOSED)

We recently received an offer to review a pair of the wireless headphones from our good friend Dr. Dre. He’s very busy so his liason, Staples, asked us but I’m sure he wanted to ask us himself. Obviously we saw the commercial recently in which Beats lays it on Seattle Seahawks fans pretty thick. Honestly, we understand why. Considering how well the Seahawks have been doing this year it only makes sense that people would be jealous, and that does cloud judgement. We at Captain and Clark, however, decided to go ahead a review the headphones on the condition that we’d get to give a pair away. We endeavor to be objective in our observations and to not let the holiday grumps of sore losers get in the way of our evaluations.

We napped

Field testing

That said, we tried the Beats headphones and we emerged impressed. The single best part of them is that they cancel sounds. We found the audio to be commanding and most importantly the bass to be a tangible presence in our ears. The fact that they’re wireless only meant that we were free to roam… as a travel blogger does. The ear pieces themselves are comfortable and don’t put too much pressure on the ears. Glory.

 

All said, here’s our list of pros and cons:

PROS

  • PHENOMENAL sound
  • Great bass
  • Wireless with solid distance before signal cuts out (we tested about 41 yards, which is insane)
  • Comfortable
  • Great battery life
  • Sturdy, we dropped them several times and roughed them up quite a bit (not because of their saucy commercials, just for science)
  • Sound again. I used them for video work and could hear frequencies on the audio track that I would have missed with just my laptop speakers.

CONS

  • Price – The Beats retail for around $190.00, butΒ since they are built to last we do think it’s worth it. If you’re serious about your audio or do video or audio work like we do it’s worth it.
  • No appreciation for the culture of Seattle or its fine sportsmanship. (I’ll let it slide though.)

If you’re on the market for a solid pair of headphones then we’d highly recommend Beats by Dr. Dre. Good news is, if you leave a comment, like this post on Facebook, or Tweet it out you’re automatically entered into a drawing to win a pair of Beats from Staples. We’ll announce the winner on January 4th! Huzzah!

Which headphones would you choose if you won? Check out the selection at Staples by clicking here.

Congratulations Cheryl Anne. We will be contacting you shortly. The winner has 7 days to claim their prize.

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53 Comments

  1. Gillian
    December 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Nick would love a pair of these!

  2. Sarah
    December 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    awesome blog!! I found you guys on instagram and I really enjoy your pictures. thank you for the chance to win the beats, by the way!
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  3. Sophie
    December 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    My son wanted these but the price is overwhelming. Nice to see some Pros and Cons! Hopefully I can win this.

    • Sophie
      December 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      Brother not son lol!

  4. latanya
    December 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks.I tweeted the giveaway. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/414594948093059072

  5. Zach Mann
    December 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Go Hawks! I definitely need a new pair of headphones to wear while i edit or play video games or watch replays of Seahawk victories online! Missing you guys and wishing you the best!

  6. Vanessa Bouhadana
    December 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I’d love to win these for my little bro!

  7. Toccara
    December 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great product! Much needed for long airplane rides!

  8. Sarah
    December 22, 2013 at 6:06 am - Reply

    I literally laughed out loud at your second con–I totally agree!

    Go Hawks!

  9. sushil
    December 22, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Wow great post i am agree with you thanks for share with us
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  10. Suzanne Staudinger
    December 22, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    You made me want some of these headphones! Didn’t even know I needed them.

  11. Cheryl Anne
    December 22, 2013 at 9:21 am - Reply

    These would be wonderful! Nice job!

  12. ashley stotts
    December 22, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Love it! Although the commercial was a bit out of line, we’ll show ’em in the playoffs!!!!!

    -Ashley

  13. shannon M
    December 22, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Sign me up! πŸ™‚

  14. Kristin Addis
    December 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Weird, there are so many beats headphones in Southeast Asia retailing for so much less! The same places where I got my authentic Havianas and Ray Bans ;-P
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    • Captain & Clark
      December 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      Wild. All my 100% grade A Raybans are so cheap in Thailand too. So odd…

  15. Gerard ~ GQ trippin
    December 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Sorry about today’s loss. See ya in the playoffs. πŸ˜‰ #niners
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  16. Sarah CT
    December 23, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Noise canceling headphone on a Friday night living on Capitol Hill? Yes, please!

  17. Brock Groombridge
    December 23, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I’ve been eyeing these puppies for a while, specifically the wireless ones. I’m ALWAYS getting my headphone cable tangled. Problem solved.
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  18. Ken Berger
    December 23, 2013 at 10:27 am - Reply

    of course I would love the headphones… after your review, who wouldn’t!

  19. Angela (@angelatravels11)
    December 23, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Would love some for my travels! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ And GO SEAHAWKS!
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  20. JD Northwest
    December 24, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Beats By Dr. Dre Executive Headphones for travel would be great. I have the ear buds but they really wear on my ears after a long flight.

  21. Luke
    December 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I have tried them before and they are pretty great.

  22. Ann
    December 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I have been eyeing the Dr. Dre headphones for a while. This would be awesome to have!

  23. Julie
    December 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    This would be so awesome to win. The Beats By Dr. Dre Wireless On Ear Headphone, Black are my favorite. I tried to get some on Black Friday but they were completely sold out! Would love these πŸ™‚

  24. Donna
    December 26, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    My son has been going on and on about the beats. They’re a bit on the pricey side but I’d love to give this to him.

  25. Tabathia B
    December 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/416431098126536704

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  26. Charles Boyce
    December 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Would love love love to win these… crossing my fingers!

  27. Lauren
    December 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    The Mixr Over Ears (black) would look great on me :))

  28. Linda
    December 28, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful pair of headphones! This would be great to ring in the new year with.

  29. Prasert
    December 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I’m commenting for a chance to win!

  30. Kellie Rose Wilson
    December 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This is what my boyfriend wanted for Christmas but didn’t get..thanks for the chance!

  31. Kellie Rose Wilson
    December 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    tweeted! πŸ™‚ https://twitter.com/kelliechio/status/417080287453908992

  32. Dave
    December 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I’m starting to think a good pair of headphones would help me concentrate more both at my apartment in Medellin, as well as on the road. Or at least block out screaming kids at the airports! Happy New Year πŸ™‚
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  33. Joanna Fraser
    December 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Would love these to give to my boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  34. Michael
    December 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    If I could choose one of those pairs it would probably be the Beats By Dr. Dre Executive Headphones, Silver. However, I think they all look super awesome!!

  35. Russell John O'Neill
    December 30, 2013 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Hey guys! Could use these epic headphones on my upcoming adventures! Great review by the way. Enjoy your New Years!

  36. Marie
    December 30, 2013 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Pick me pick me! This is such an awesome prize. I think the Beats pills are pretty neat but then again I’m in love with the headphones.

  37. Kay
    December 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    The beats are so awesome. My best friend always shares her with me but she’d probably appreciate it if I got my own pair πŸ™‚

  38. Kristine Ream
    December 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I keep telling myself I stopped going to the gym because my headphones kept falling out of my ears. Need a good quality pair so I can get running again!

  39. Rich
    December 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome Contest! Nothing like an iPad and Headphones on a flight, rainy day, house full of kids, etc,
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  40. Ruam
    December 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous headphones!

  41. Linda
    January 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the post and giveaway! I’ve never tried the beats before but they look beautiful!

  42. Kishna Woo
    January 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    great giveaway!!! my husband would love these.

  43. Sara Cree
    January 2, 2014 at 8:50 am - Reply

    nice review! and giveaway!

  44. Lily
    January 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I’m constantly listening to music to get me hyped for the day and to wind down. I’ve tried the beats out and man the music sounds so great!

  45. concordian925
    January 3, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I would love these!!!

  46. Brian Hare
    January 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Sweet giveaway!

  47. Deeva
    January 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I love listening to all kinds of music! What a fab giveaway!

  48. Martha Olsen
    January 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    these were on my xmas list but santa didn’t bring them. πŸ™

  49. JaneAnn R.
    January 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I’ d love to win these

  50. Cz and Synthetic Stones, Imitation Stones
    January 7, 2014 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

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