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Wearing the Powerbeats Pro

The massive Beats headphones sale at Amazon stopped us in our tracks

December 22nd, 2021

Finding the headphones that are right for you isn’t always the easiest task. It all depends on what kind of headphones you’re looking for. If you prefer earbuds, there are a ton of choices. Overhead headphones are another popular favorite. Do you want wired or wireless earbuds or headphones? The choices seem to be endless. …

Beats Headphones Teardown

New teardown reveals the truth about Beats headphones

July 13th, 2015

The relatively successful launch of the Beats 1 radio station isn’t the only reason Dr. Dre’s brand has been in the headlines recently. Nearly a month ago, Bolt prototype engineer Avery Louie popped open a pair of Beats headphones only to discover that the so-called luxury equipment was no more technologically advanced than headphones listed for half the …

Beats By Dre Headphones

How Beats Fools You Into Thinking Its Headphones Are High-End And Luxurious

June 19th, 2015

Even before Apple acquired Beats, there existed a loud contingent of audiophiles who were quick to dismiss Beats by Dre Headphones as overpriced pieces of junk with mediocre sound, at best. The popularity of Beats, they often argued, was nothing more than clever marketing ably masking a run of the mill product. Marketing, as it turns …

Beats Headphones Alternatives

Beating Beats: 4 pairs of headphones that outshine Apple’s headphone line

April 6th, 2015

Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition was bizarre for a number of reasons. Sure, Apple has never managed a brand other than its own and sure, arguments can be made that question the talent it obtained through the deal. But perhaps the strangest thing about the Beats buy is the simple fact that Beats’ core philosophy is …

iTunes Beats Music Integration

This is the future of iTunes

October 24th, 2014

It’s been a few months since Apple acquired Beats Electronics, but the merging of products and services has only just begun. One of the first questions many of us asked when the acquisition was announced was what would happen to the relatively new Beats Music streaming service. Apple hasn’t provided an answer yet, but The …

HTC Beats Buyback

HTC and Beats part ways following $265 million share buyback

September 27th, 2013

The tie-up between HTC and Beats Electronics has been a curious one, and now it is coming to an end. HTC dumped $300 million into Beats by Dr. Dre back in 2011 and the company’s audio tuning technology was showcased on a number of HTC smartphones following the deal. Now that HTC has moved on …

HTC bringing Beats Audio to Windows Phone 8 devices

August 31st, 2012

HTC’s (2498) upcoming Windows Pone 8 handsets will come integrated with Beats Audio, according to a report from The Verge. The first Windows 8 device to include the technology will be the HTC Accord, which will feature a Beats Audio branding similar to HTC’s Android-based One X and One S. The smartphone will also include a special Beats Audio …

Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

July 2nd, 2012

Beats Electronics has finally acquired subscription music service MOG. “Beats was created as a response to the complete erosion of the music experience,” Beats' president and chief operating officer Luke Wood told USA Today. “Our whole reason for starting Beats was to try to bring emotion back into that experience. We believe music services is …

Verizon’s upcoming Incredible 4G revealed in leaked images

April 11th, 2012

The first images of Verizon and HTC’s upcoming Incredible 4G were leaked on Wednesday. The images were published by Android Police, and they reveal a handful of previously unknown information. The Incredible 4G will reportedly feature a 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with …

Beats Audio to acquire MOG streaming music service

March 20th, 2012

Beats Audio, the company behind the popular Beats by Dr. Dre line of over-ear and in-hear headphones, is reportedly planning to acquire subscription music service MOG. The deal was first reported by Business Insider and then reaffirmed by AllThingsD on Tuesday. Founded in 2005, MOG is a service similar to Spotify, Rhapsody and Microsoft’s Zune. …