Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ urBEATS 2 In-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk™, Black

Product information

Enjoy driving Beats-quality sound in a more discreet package with the urBEATS 2 in-ear headphones. Engineered to perform, they deliver thundering bass, punchy vocals and a detailed midrange that will redefine your listening. They’re even made from solid metal to last longer and provide more purity when listening at higher volumes.

Key features:

  • Solid metal housing reduces vibration to cut down on sonic distortion. It also make these headphones much tougher to withstand life on the move.
  • Custom drivers unlock a whole new level of detail in your music. Bass, treble and vocals are perfectly balanced - even at lower volumes.
  • A built-in ControlTalk microphone lets you switch between enjoying your music and chatting to friends on your Apple device
  • Anti-tangle cable construction allows you to spend more time listening and less time fiddling with annoying snarls and knots.
Cable length
3.5mm jack plug
Eligible for International Delivery
Folding Information These headphones are perfect for music lovers who spend a lot of time travelling around. When not in use, these models can be folded up and stored safely, ideal for packing away.
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Sound Isolation Information Either flexible rubber sphere-like tips which slot nicely into your ear canal providing a seal, or cupped designs which surround and seal your ear from the outside world, they effectively eliminating ambient sounds, and trap your music in your ear
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

About Beats

Beats Electronics (Beats) was formally established in 2008 to bring its customers world class audio offerings. Comprising of the Beats by Dr.Dre family, a wealth of audio tech has been packed in to the brands headphones, earphones and speakers. To add to this line up, Beats by Dr.Dre also offer patented Beats Audio software technology and the streaming music subscription service Beats Music. As a result, the company have effectively created a new generation of premium sound entertainment which delivers energy, emotion and excitement of audio playback.

In 2014, Apple agreed to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics based on their deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry. The acquisition is thought to be Apple’s largest to date.


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International delivery available

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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great sound, shame about the quality Bought these in December and the remote stopped working in May. Swapped for another pair which have just had the left earpiece stop working so back to the shop again. Shame as the sound quality is great, but you'd expect them to last. 06 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sound gone in one ear It seems a common trend, but the sound has gone for the second time in one ear with these earphones. Not impressed with the durability of these beats earphones. For the price they should be able last more than 4 months. 02 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wish i'd read the reviews!! I got these just over 3 months ago, within 2 months the buttons had stopped working and the left earphone stopped working...I wish I had read the reviews on these before buying. The sound quality is ok (nothing amazing but not really worth complaining about)...just really disappointed with the quality of such a highly recommended product. 30 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cool and great sound but won't last. Fantastic product with volume control, cool colour options (loved the red) and good bass depth. However, now on second pair in a year and the left side earbuds losing sound. Hugely dissappointing. Expected more from Dre/Apple. 02 February 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Terrible These headphones gave great sound quality and were comfortable to wear. The major downfall were that they only lasted about 2 weeks and I had to get 2 replacements. 01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best earphones I've owned I've wanted some Beats by Dre since they were first released but always debated over them because they are expensive and I worried they were just a costly way of being fashionable. Yep they are, but these earphones sound incredible. I don't think they are as comfortable as Apple EarPods (I have very small ears) but they stay in perfect and there's no feedback at all which I've found from using cheaper earbuds. They are really light to wear and a perfect accessory with the iPhone. I love the colour, would have preferred the nikki minaj pink but that isn't sold by John Lewis having said that the Hot pink is beautiful. The buds are metallic and the wire matt. Cord is completely tangle free and as someone that uses earphones daily this is a life saver! I haven't had them long so I'm skeptical about how long they will last after reading reviews but as a general rule earphones don't usually last me more than a year. I've purchased insurance though so it's not something I need to be too concerned about. Overall these are pricey but they look worth it and they sound soooooo good! 28 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant sound Bought these for my boyfriend for Christmas. Theve got brilliant sound quality very loud and come with lots of different and spare earphone attachments. Also come with a carry pouch for them. 03 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not very durable I bought thee headphones for my grandson's "special" birthday in September because he loves his music. He says the sound quality is excellent but he has had to take them back three time in the four months he has had them. He should be able to remove them from his ear and wind them up without wires coming free all the time. I would expect this of any headphones, no matter what the price. I hope the manufacturers will look at reinforcing the connections so that this otherwise superb product does not continue to be let down by this fault. 26 December 2013
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