Pl: Beats by Dr Dre Studio vs. AKG Q701 Quincy Jones headphones hands-on

Pl: In the world of headphones, it's all the rage to add the moniker of a music superstar to your brand in order to create a sense of authority. The House of Marley has released a range of earbuds and cans, David Guetta has loaned his name to a DJ-centric headset from Beats, and Chas and Dave are rumoured to be in talks with the Cockernee Headphones Co from Bow. Probably.

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Bose and Apple to Bury the Hatchet

It seems that Apple and Bose have kissed and made up. The Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly willing to bury the hatchet with, Bose, whose products were pulled from Apple stores after an infringement battle between the two electronic power houses.

saadd203456d ago

all bad things do come to an end. Apple and Bose back..who expected that?


Beats By Dr. Dre Buys Back Majority Share From HTC

TechDeville: Remember when HTC bought a majority share in the highly popular audio equipment brand Beats (A.K.A Beats by Dr. Dre) for a cool $300 million last year? Well the original owners of the brand now seem to have bought back 25% of HTC’s total 50% share for $150 million now making them the majority share holder.

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searchbuzz4326d ago

Love these headphones. Best for head gear, but for speakers, go for the Soundsticks, they are gorgeous and sound incredible.

fatstarr4326d ago

I think thats a big mistake
the hype around beats has fallen
its not the it product that people once thought.

the big headphone trend is going down hill.


The Rapper Headphone Conspiracy

New Rising Media writes "Allow me to propose a scenario to you. You purchase an iPod and begin listening to music through the earphones that come as standard with the product. Now that the minimalist white design isn't such a fashion statement anymore, it's lifted the veil on a search for audio quality, which is still driven by looks; but under a different rule to before: bigger is better.

No this isn't an intended double entendrè for rambunctiously promiscuous females, it's a trend that returns us to the use of cans. Over-exemplified headphones of the on-ear variety, with an over-compensating design ethic.

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fatstarr4418d ago

Great great value. these rapper phones are going down hill they are a fad and everyone thats a pretend audiophile are getting rid of em and going back to in ears.

overrated headphones with an over rated product 9 times outta 10.

plmkoh4417d ago (Edited 4417d ago )

You can sell it, smash it, bin it all you want, the fact that the Beats branded goods accounted for 51% of the headphone market in 2011 says they got away with a pretty good scam. The sad part is hipsters don't even know what they bought into.

MastaMold4417d ago

People consider looking into Chambers by RZA top notch headphone's Wu-Tang Forever, fuk dr. dre and 50 cent

Shadow Flare4417d ago

Anyone who buys those Beats by Dr Dre is a total idiot.

Look at the specs of the Dre: Frequency: 20-20000 hz. Cost: $300

I've been using the in-ear Sony MDR-XB40EX for years now, and look at it's specs: Frequency: 4-24000 hz and my latest pair cost about £29.99 on eBay.

In short, Dre headphones sound like your listening to your music from a tincan string telephone for $300, while the Sony earphones actually have real bass to them, sound incredible and only cost me £30.

What kind of person buys rapper headphones

armchaircritic004418d ago

I'll stick with my Sennheiser's

LeShin4417d ago

Was looking for a pair of bluetooth wireless headphones and my friend told me to try a version of Beats by Dr Dre, so a borrowed a pair off a friend.......wanted to slap him!!! How the hell does something that feels so cheap cost nearly £300?!!! The bloody thing was creaking and the audio quality did not justify the crazy price tag!!! Gave thenm back and after a LOT of research I settled on the Nokia BH950i's which are brilliant, sound, and looks quality (Leather and metal) and cost me half as much!

The funny thing is I love hip-hop.....

....I'm just not stupid :-)

duplissi4417d ago

and i will stick with my grados

bahabeast4417d ago

skull candy and iluv make some pretty good headphones and great affordable prices, i dnt care how good it is i would never pay more than $50 for a headphone.

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