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Submitted by mpctips 1032d ago | news

Survey: Teens Love iPhones, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Maximum PC: According to the results of Piper Jaffray's 25th bi-annual teen survey, Android is growing in popularity among today's teens, but the iPhone is still the most sought after smartphone. Almost half of those surveyed -- 48 percent -- already own an iPhone, up from 40 percent last fall, while nearly two-thirds -- 62 percent -- plan on purchasing an iPhone the next time they buy a handset. (Beats By Dre, Gadgets, Headphones, Industry, iPhone, Phones, Piper Jaffray)

newsguy  +   1032d ago
*sigh*
andresegers  +   1032d ago
Dr. Dre?
Mikefizzled  +   1032d ago
The power of branding and marketing...
I'm embarrassed to still be classed as one.
360ICE  +   1032d ago
Teens love paying for brands. Shocker.
Reborn  +   1032d ago
Not sure a survey was required to find that out.
fatstarr  +   1031d ago
because the casual adult is way worse

they had to distinguish which age bracket had the largest amount of suckers.
KwietStorm  +   1032d ago
Can't wait to have a kid so I can not buy them expensive crap they don't need.
banjadude  +   1031d ago
Parents buying their 5 year old kids Iphones, Blackberry Playbooks, etc... as if they really need it!

It's getting ridiculous.
FlameBaitGod  +   1031d ago
Hey take that back! 5 year old's need to text about power rangers and Pokemon!
frjoethesecond  +   1032d ago
If I ever have children they'll learn the value of cold hard research before forking over their (not my) cold hard cash.
fatstarr  +   1031d ago
couldn't have said it better
kingPoS  +   1031d ago
I'd rather wear and use The Pulse elite headset from Sony any day of the week over Beats by Dre.

At that point your paying more for the brand than any perceived functionality. Even as regular non powered headphones, the Pulse Elite's sound still sound great.
gunnerforlife  +   1031d ago
I've got the dress beats and they're great, I've broken them 4 times -.- great quality but so fragile! Thank god for 4 year insurance only for thirty pounds
RE_L_MAYER  +   1031d ago
Many product lines are overrated, I tried tritton pro headset(around 240 $) whitch has like 4 speakers for each ear-just to set the damn thing up was a disaster (for ps3) and the sound was soo weird I gave them back...now I got playstation headset for 100 $ and its the best one so far)))
Maybe some stuff is but even bose home theater is hated by some people....its the damn brands names
fatstarr  +   1031d ago
Sheep
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RE_L_MAYER  +   1031d ago
When I was little i had an iphone-it was called tetris back then....spent many hours and days playing it....then tomagochi came........damn tomagochi always died on me at night....then caps/cards))))
banjadude  +   1031d ago
YES! lol, someone still remembers Tomagochi. I had like 5 of those things.
rpgenius420  +   1031d ago
Hahaha remember trying to get the rare tomagochi to evolve, damn sperm looking thing.
Speed-Racer  +   1031d ago
Spent $50 on a pair of Sony XB500s, better than any of that Dr. Dre crap.
iNFAMOUZ1   1031d ago | Trolling | show
SilentNegotiator  +   1031d ago
Who the heck needed a survey to realize that??
ZILLA  +   1031d ago
I GOT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!!
I own a htc 4Glte.it crushes the iphone in performace.camera/video and it has Beats audio inside.its awsooooome!
Rhythmattic  +   1031d ago
Im sure it is.................

A music listeners paradise......

Music reordered at 96/192k 24bit, through High end (Apogee/Prism/Benchmark etc) AD converters. To be mastered by experts , only to be converted to a compressed format, for you to listen to through a shitty DAC, into a shitty headphone preamp, with crappy DSP enhancements and high priced, low performance headphones.

Best of both worlds ?????
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KwietStorm  +   1031d ago
The HTC Beats equalizer is terrible. You've got to be lying. It doesn't really even do anything. It adds a little bass and that's it. Can't even call it an equalizer since you can't change any settings. This app https://play.google.com/sto... is so far beyond, and the unlock key is worth the price. Do yourself a favor.
level 360  +   1031d ago
I'm definitely sure those who bought Dr. Dre's headphones are so gobsmack gullible they only bought it for one thing - *looks.

There are so many other headphones out there ( if only they would first do some proper research and actual testing ) that not only sound 10 times better but looks and are far more comfortable to wear than the tin can Dr. Dre.
stubbed_out  +   1031d ago
Bah, stupid teens!

Then again I used to be one and if I was still one I'd probably want exactly the same.
abzdine  +   1031d ago
teens dont understand crap about technology. iPhone is the worst phone on the market, as well as the Monster Beats.
Go check Sony MDR XB500 they blow any type of headphones in terms of performance and they dont cost more than 40-50 bucks.
CraigandDayDay  +   1031d ago
In your opinion it's the worst phone. Some people like me actually enjoy ours. Is it so wrong to like the iPhone?
abzdine  +   1031d ago
if you haven't tried anything than iphone then i understand why you like it.
teens only want the most expensive and always want what the friends have, but if you dig deeper into performance and other stuff iphone is really outdated for many years.
i recently bought Xperia Z, this phone is a beast, and best design imo
CraigandDayDay  +   1031d ago
I've had both a Galaxy S2 and a Galaxy Note (1) and I still went back to the iPhone. I just enjoy it more. And iTunes keeps me there as well. I'm heavily invested in the iOS ecosystem.

The Xperia Z looks amazing by the way. In would choose that if I went back to android.
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RE_L_MAYER  +   1030d ago
Im not gonna lie I like the design of the newest iphone but anything else and especially iTunes is a never ending diarrhea
CraigandDayDay  +   1030d ago
To each his own. Haha. That's why we have so many choices. Everyone can buy what they enjoy.
CraigandDayDay  +   1030d ago
To each his own. Haha. That's why we have so many choices. Everyone can buy what they enjoy. I enjoy iTunes but there are many more arguably better choices out there.
KwietStorm  +   1031d ago
I don't buy anything Apple, but you're being extremely silly saying the iPhone is the worst on the market. Lol that doesn't even make sense.
jiggyteddy  +   1031d ago
I actually have the Sony mdr x10 and they are the most comfortable headset I've ever owned.

I use it for movies and music when on a road trip.
Neko_Mega  +   1031d ago
Should say "Things Teens like having parents get them".

Because alot of the time, they don't pay for it. I seen five years with Iphones and the newest ones too.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1031d ago
Wow this is amazing, who ever would have thought that the majority of teens would happen to love the products that have the largest marketing campaigns. Its almost like they will buy into an BS that is put infront of them often enuff, as long as its presented as making them cooler or perhaps what everyone else also has.
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