Beats by Dr. Dre Beats EP On-Ear Headphones - Various colours with built-in mic now £49 @ AO
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Beats by Dr. Dre Beats EP On-Ear Headphones - Various colours with built-in mic now £49 @ AO

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Found 20th Nov
Had a few requests via PM if i can find anything re Beats headphones and found these so hope it helps!

Will be honest they're not 'my thing' but these are cheap and from an official retailer, not from some dodgy local market with a pirated copy of EAST 17 Greatest Hits album thrown in

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These also have a built-in mic so can use for calls.

  • On-ear headphones for great comfort
  • Wired headphones - 3.5mm jack connection
  • Noise isolating technology to cancel out unwanted noise
  • Easily accessible play and pause controls
  • Has built-in microphone so you can make & receive calls

Product Overview

Enjoy your tunes on the go with these stylish black Beats by Dr. Dre on-ear headphones. They have specially sculpted cups which will always fit you perfectly. The wired 3.5mm jack connection means you simply plug in to listen to your favourite tunes. Noise isolating technology blocks out unwanted sound, so you can always be lost in the music. These headphones have handy play and pause controls on the wire for easy access and thanks to the built-in microphone, you’ll have no trouble making or receiving calls.

Top comments

RabLewandowski25 m ago

Overpriced garbage. Put them in the trash can.


Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get that challenge the stupidly expensive Beats units (I'm not going to pretend it's worth spending £200 on Beats) while still being well-built and actually sounding good. These Beats EP are incredibly comfortable and have very balanced sound.

jpoolfitz25 m ago

Why are these so cheap?



Probably because in Apple's rush to get rid of the headphone jack, these are approaching obsolescence - the mic part only works properly for iOS devices.
Edited by: "plewis00" 20th Nov
42 Comments

Same @ amazon

Why are these so cheap?

Overpriced garbage. Put them in the trash can.

RabLewandowski25 m ago

Overpriced garbage. Put them in the trash can.


Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get that challenge the stupidly expensive Beats units (I'm not going to pretend it's worth spending £200 on Beats) while still being well-built and actually sounding good. These Beats EP are incredibly comfortable and have very balanced sound.

jpoolfitz25 m ago

Why are these so cheap?



Probably because in Apple's rush to get rid of the headphone jack, these are approaching obsolescence - the mic part only works properly for iOS devices.
Edited by: "plewis00" 20th Nov

About the same price if you get them bundled in with an EE pay as you go phone such as shop.ee.co.uk/mob…ils though i'm led to believe EE's PAYG isn't truly PAYG any more and that unless you top-up £10 you won't be able to make calls or texts

Every beats headphones I’ve tried the sound has been bad. A lot of stories of them falling apart after a while also. Stick to a different brand and get more for your money

DO NOT BUY THESE!

I bought a pair for my son last xmas- within 2 weeks the jack was loose / bent from general use, tried to return under warranty and was refused as they claimed was due to misuse,- bearing in mind he had used his previous sony MDR's for 2 years and only wanted to change when the ear pads finally started to fall apart! I bough him some others (sony) and used the beats myself for a month or so until the jack snapped on removal from my phone... had to use a small nail and a blob of superglue to remove the snapped off jack.. have a search for reviews and you will see this is a common problem- the jack has a core of soft plastic and is not up to general use.

Repair by apple is more than a new set, £35 for a new jack at an independent repairer..

Although excellent sound quality i could not recommend these to anyone!

I bought some beats a couple of years back and I must say they were decent. Sound was good enough for me in the gym and they looked and felt the part. However, they did break after about 14 months. One side just stopped working and it was out of warranty. May give these a try.

I woukd suggest you read the reviews on Amazon, and more specifically the 1 and 2 star reviews. There is a very common theme running through all those complaints, and that in itself would make me wary.

Now, that having been said, given that I woukd expect the audio jack to fail or break based on those reviews, I would probably just buy a cheap adapter or extension, plug the headphones into that and then that into my phone. You can always then use a bit of duck tape or something to strengthen the jack connection into the adapter, and bobs your uncle. Failing that, it looks like odds on that many will experience a broken jack, that may or may not be stuck inside your phone.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 20th Nov

RabLewandowski46 m ago

Overpriced garbage. Put them in the trash can.


I found it in your trash can and I have been using it no problems so far (smells of tuna) that was in he trash can

Beats were overpiced tat at one time but they seem to have learned that substance is as important as style and they now make good cans. They are still overpriced but they are now at least worth putting on your head. Anything with an iphone socket is going to be sold off cheap over the next few months to a year. I bought the Momentum 2.0 for £127 a couple of weeks ago which is mega cheap for the same reason. Give it another couple of years and most people will only be buying bluetooth cans and then all the outdoor style headphones will be going for less if they are wired. It's a good time to buy as long as you don't feel the need to follow the latest trends. Voted hot.

To be honest, the issues with the jack that I've read about haven't bothered me - I guess I am not that heavy-handed with the things and the 3.5mm plug is normally inside of a Lightning adapter anyway (which is replaceable if the worst happens). I prefer the wireless Backbeat Fit headphones most of the time but these are nice in bed or out and about when I want something lightweight but still decent quality.

Can you buy replacement cables if it breaks?

simmyoto43 m ago

DO NOT BUY THESE! I bought a pair for my son last xmas- within 2 weeks the …DO NOT BUY THESE! I bought a pair for my son last xmas- within 2 weeks the jack was loose / bent from general use, tried to return under warranty and was refused as they claimed was due to misuse,- bearing in mind he had used his previous sony MDR's for 2 years and only wanted to change when the ear pads finally started to fall apart! I bough him some others (sony) and used the beats myself for a month or so until the jack snapped on removal from my phone... had to use a small nail and a blob of superglue to remove the snapped off jack.. have a search for reviews and you will see this is a common problem- the jack has a core of soft plastic and is not up to general use.Repair by apple is more than a new set, £35 for a new jack at an independent repairer.. Although excellent sound quality i could not recommend these to anyone!

Happened to me with Tesco, I just had to kick off big time till they refunded as they didn't have anymore under the offer

In all honesty, these are just as good if not better than the beats solo 3 wireless for sound quality. I have both, yet I find the solos far more comfortable.
Edited by: "logandeanedwards" 20th Nov

BigTimeDealer29 m ago

Can you buy replacement cables if it breaks?


No. this is a wired in cable so can not be replaced (unless you are very handy with a soldering iron as the wires in the cable are miniscule)

plewis0044 m ago

To be honest, the issues with the jack that I've read about haven't …To be honest, the issues with the jack that I've read about haven't bothered me - I guess I am not that heavy-handed with the things and the 3.5mm plug is normally inside of a Lightning adapter anyway (which is replaceable if the worst happens). I prefer the wireless Backbeat Fit headphones most of the time but these are nice in bed or out and about when I want something lightweight but still decent quality.


Getting the broken jack out of the device is only one issue .... how to use headphones with a snapped jack is another

simmyoto2 m ago

Getting the broken jack out of the device is only one issue .... how to …Getting the broken jack out of the device is only one issue .... how to use headphones with a snapped jack is another


Last time I broke the jack on my Sennheisers I chopped the end off and soldered a new jack on but it's not a problem I've come across a lot. If I really liked the headphones and/or was hard up, that's what I'd do anyway.

19DembaBa191 h, 16 m ago

I found it in your trash can and I have been using it no problems so far …I found it in your trash can and I have been using it no problems so far (smells of tuna) that was in he trash can

Should never have left Newcastle.

I bought a pair of urBeats. I've lost count at how many times I've had them replaced under warranty, I think I'm at about 6 or 7. Bearing in mind that's only within 2 years, and I've treat them as if I was handling a £4,000 ceramic disk. Meanwhile my cheap earbuds that I think I got in a Christmas cracker have lasted all year no issues (other than crappy sound quality, but meh).

Also worth noting Beats deliberately place weights in their headphones to make them seem a more premium product.

Apple has realised that this headphone market is too competitive, they spent £1bn to buy this brand from Dre. Now they clearly regret it and are selling beats headphones for cheap.

jpoolfitz2 h, 41 m ago

Why are these so cheap?

Because there crap that's why.The undisputed garbage of headphones.

RabLewandowski38 m ago

Should never have left Newcastle.


Are you living in Poland now

19DembaBa197 m ago

Are you living in Poland now

I am Poland.

RabLewandowski2 h, 55 m ago

Overpriced garbage. Put them in the trash can.

Trash can ok MR America

Beats are overpriced rubbish ,marketed for the mass market gullible , there are many better quality headphones for your money both better sound and build quality than Beats like these Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones £5532488403-YSeEx.jpg
amazon.co.uk/Jab…nes
Edited by: "Brite" 20th Nov

I bought a pair of cheap knock-offs in Torremolinos several years ago. €22. Came with the Beats logo, removable cable etc. When I listened to them alongside a studio engineer friends real things, the knock-offs sounded much better. A more open sound, more controlled bass, crisp top end with no hint of sibilance or distortion. The Beats on the other hand, were way over the top with the bottom end. The midrange sounded pinched and compressed, and the top end was missing that ring you would expect from cymbals, pianos and the like. But I never could take to the red plastic cheapness look of them and gave them to mt son, who was 10 at the time, and promptly broke them.

plewis003 h, 23 m ago

Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get …Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get that challenge the stupidly expensive Beats units (I'm not going to pretend it's worth spending £200 on Beats) while still being well-built and actually sounding good. These Beats EP are incredibly comfortable and have very balanced sound.Probably because in Apple's rush to get rid of the headphone jack, these are approaching obsolescence - the mic part only works properly for iOS devices.


Obsolescence - Strong word.

Who’d have thought Beats would have generated as much fanboyism and hatred as Apple vs. Android...

I have a set of Beats EP. They are comfortable, balanced and decently stylish. I also have AKGs, Sennheisers and others. I never really have to worry that some are so much better or worse than any other that I have to slate anyone who owns products from a brand I don’t

Love the description

plewis005 h, 16 m ago

Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get …Grow up. These are actually some of the best Beats headphones you can get that challenge the stupidly expensive Beats units (I'm not going to pretend it's worth spending £200 on Beats) while still being well-built and actually sounding good. These Beats EP are incredibly comfortable and have very balanced sound.Probably because in Apple's rush to get rid of the headphone jack, these are approaching obsolescence - the mic part only works properly for iOS devices.


one could retort that you should grow up and read some reviews... Beats is a brand, it is not a decent headphones manufacturer. Therefore, for cans - go elsewhere. If however you just want to be seen with Beats like all the sports stars - fill yer boots!

Thanks op son wants these for xmas was about to spend £69 in currys when I saw this!

robertoegg1 h, 32 m ago

one could retort that you should grow up and read some reviews... Beats is …one could retort that you should grow up and read some reviews... Beats is a brand, it is not a decent headphones manufacturer. Therefore, for cans - go elsewhere. If however you just want to be seen with Beats like all the sports stars - fill yer boots!


Yeah and if you did the same you would see that they tend to get 4-5 stars (out of 5) based on the cost, performance and value.

Google for ‘Beats EP review’:
Google 4.7/5
Cnet 4/5
Digital Spy ‘Beats on a budget are brilliant,
not basic’
Medium.com ‘An easy recommendation’

But don’t let that get in the way of a bit of trolling, eh

Anyway make your own mind up people!
Edited by: "plewis00" 20th Nov

Don't forget the 5% quidco cash back and the £2.50 back don't forget to activate that before you buy it's just shy of £5 in cash back so your only paying £44 and a couple of pence :-)

plewis0036 m ago

Yeah and if you did the same you would see that they tend to get 4-5 stars …Yeah and if you did the same you would see that they tend to get 4-5 stars (out of 5) based on the cost, performance and value. Google for ‘Beats EP review’:Google 4.7/5Cnet 4/5Digital Spy ‘Beats on a budget are brilliant,not basic’Medium.com ‘An easy recommendation’But don’t let that get in the way of a bit of trolling, ehAnyway make your own mind up people!


As is the tendency nowadays, people quote either other punters (google) or some halfway "review" house (who earn money per click) in an attempt to qualify their opinions. Who needs experts eh?

As stated, value for money, these fall waaaay short.
Value for brand, yeah - you look like all the other dudes who have paid way over the odds. I can't put a value on that myself, you seem to think it's important. So do others. I'll resign myself to just carry on laughing at the absurdness of it all...

robertoegg28 m ago

As is the tendency nowadays, people quote either other punters (google) or …As is the tendency nowadays, people quote either other punters (google) or some halfway "review" house (who earn money per click) in an attempt to qualify their opinions. Who needs experts eh?As stated, value for money, these fall waaaay short.Value for brand, yeah - you look like all the other dudes who have paid way over the odds. I can't put a value on that myself, you seem to think it's important. So do others. I'll resign myself to just carry on laughing at the absurdness of it all...


Well since you're such an audiophile maybe you can enlighten me as to a better way to quantify that to everyone else? That was the first 4 reviews on the page, I can't see how CNET or Digital Spy are pay-per-click - if you believe that then reviews in general are totally worthless. Of course, had I told you that I own a set and find them comfortable, decent sound (I'm not going to qualify that by pretending it's the best sound I've ever heard though) and that for the price I paid at the time, £35, I'm perfectly happy with them, I'm sure you'd still have wasted my and your time and energy trying to ridicule me by saying my anecdotal and subjective evidence was pointless.

Now, I have a set of Superlux HD681 headphones which, frankly, have some of the best sound I've ever heard and get stunning reviews all round (not that you care for reviews) but they aren't all that comfortable, feel cheap and look tacky. As I can afford to own both and others, I don't see what the actual problem is. People 'prove' that Bose products are no good everyday, but it doesn't stop people desiring and wanting them.

Anyway, it's all moot as I already have a set of these and Beats Wireless (oh no, shock!) and anyone else who came here to get a deal has probably already bought them. Enjoy your chortle to yourself at all the suckers who buy these...

Beats solo 2 luxe milion times better
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