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Beats X release date

Apple’s Beats X wireless earbuds will launch later this week

February 7th, 2017

Apple’s been having a bad time with its world-changing headphones lately. When the iPhone 7 was announced without a headphone jack, Apple tried to ease everyone’s concerns by announcing a full lineup of wireless headphones. Unfortunately, problems with the technology caused the flagship Airpods to be delayed by months, and the cheaper Beats X did …

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 …

Apple Beats Headphones Knockoffs Differences

Reports Saying Beats Headphones Are Cheap May Have Been Grossly Exaggerated

June 28th, 2015

A prototype engineer made waves on Medium last week after dissecting a pair of Beats by Dre Solo headphones. He suggested that the luxury item is a lot cheaper than you’d expect because it packs superfluous metal parts with the sole function of adding weight to the product. He may have been absolutely correct when it comes to …

Why Did Apple Buy Beats Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine tells the real story of how he convinced Apple to buy Beats

December 3rd, 2014

Apple’s decision to shell out $3 billion for Beats was one of the year’s most surprising deals, largely because Apple normally concentrates on smaller acquisitions that don’t make a lot of headlines. In an interview with GQ, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine explains how he got Apple to finally take the plunge on buying Beats, although …