Apple back-to-school sale features free Beats headphones for Mac buyers

Apple signaled the all-too-soon winding down of summer Thursday by revealing its annual back-to-school sale, which features free headphones for qualified Mac buyers. More specifically, Apple on its Rebates page offers a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones at no cost (or an upgrade to wireless ones for $100) with the purchase of an eligible […]

Beats Adds Bluetooth

Culver City, Calif. — Beats by Dr. Dre unveiled its latest headphones, the Solo2 Wireless on-ear Bluetooth model, its first new headphones under Apple ownership. The Solo2 Wireless, which features the same design as the wired Solo2, has a wireless range of 30 feet, 12 hours of play time and on-ear controls. A cable is […]

Why the Beats X are the best wireless headphones for noise cancellation

Apple has now updated its entire wireless headphone line to take advantage of the company’s new W1 chip: It simplifies the pairing process between your iPhone, Mac, and your headphones, automatically connecting to your devices when powered up. As a longtime Bluetooth headphones user, I love the simplicity of the W1-chip headphones. Pairing is a […]

Apple vs Monster Beats

Apple will likely debut the new iPhone 7, and along with it a host of new headphones from Beats. Beats arrived at Apple, however, through one of the most convoluted and unlikely stories in tech history. It’s a story of a major company that thought it was exploiting a celebrity only to discover, too late, […]

Monster launches white earphones

If there’s a company out there that engages in price gouging more blatantly than Monster, I’ve never heard of them. Today’s offense: charging $US700 for a pair of $US350 headphones painted white. The headphones in question are the Dr. Dre Beats headphones, a nice pair of over-the-ear cans with noise cancellation and a mobile phone […]

Celebrity earphone Deathmatch – Monster & Beats

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre My experience with Monster and Beats by Dre headphones is that they range from mediocre to abysmal. What I don’t understand is how they claim they’re all about getting people to hear the sound they hear in the studio, and then they so dramatically change the equalization of the headphones. […]

The headphone breakup- Beats & Monster

Beats audio has become a pretty familiar brand around these parts: in addition to the ubiquitous headphones, the company has licensed its brand to HP and is majority owned by HTC — both of which manufacture an increasing number of Beats-branded products. Regardless, it’s the headphones that built the brand, and the future of who […]

Reasons for success

Dr. Dre shot to fame in the late eighties as one of the leading members of NWA. The group’s songs depicted life in Compton, Los Angeles, and their frustrations with the police. Although NWA’s songs were accused of romanticizing crime, Dr. Dre was never involved in any serious altercations with the authorities. The group’s other […]

The Beats With a Billion Eyes

n 2008, Monster, a tech company known for overpriced cables and zealous litigation against Rhode Island mini-golf courses, teamed up with Dr. Dre, the legendary hip-hop artist and producer who helped bring Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar to the masses. Just five years later you can look around any playground, subway train, or […]