Monster Suing Dr. Dre Over Beats Fiasco

Monster just sued Beats Electronics, manufacturer of ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones, because Monster says it invented Beats, and that Beats stole its property and ran away. It's been clear for years that Monster designed the headphones, but does the company really have a legal claim to any of Dr. Dre's Monster… » 1/06/15 8:26pm 1/06/15 8:26pm

This is why the World Cup is the greatest sports competition on Earth

This might be just an ad but it's electrifying. It truly shows what the World Cup is all about, what it means to everyone involved, from the players to the last fan. It's almost a mystical experience. Supernatural. Unexplainable. And the best thing is that it's just about to start. Enjoy! » 6/05/14 8:46pm 6/05/14 8:46pm

Why Isn't the Guy Who Designed Beats Going to Work For Apple, Too?

When Apple bought Beats earlier this week, it also got two high-profile new employees. Dr. Dre is going to work for Apple. So is music mogul Jimmy Iovine. But there's one surprise: Robert Brunner, the industrial designer behind Beats, is not coming along for the ride. Maybe because he worked at Apple 25 years ago. » 5/29/14 3:10pm 5/29/14 3:10pm

Beats by Apple Makes Monster's Big Mistake Even Bigger

Apple's move to buy Beats for $3 billion is a big deal, and not just because it's the biggest acquisition in the company's history. But for Monster's Noel and Kevin Lee, the original brains behind Beats, all it means is extra salt in the wound. » 5/28/14 4:42pm 5/28/14 4:42pm

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as mammoth, beloved, and expensive as their namesake. But Dr. Dre didn't just hatch the flashy lineup from his freight train chest: The venture began as an unlikely… » 2/07/13 9:30am 2/07/13 9:30am

Tim Tebow's Press Conference Sucked, or Why the Celebrity Headphone…

At the end of December, a PR agency representing Tim Tebow's new signature line of Soul brand headphones—model number SL300, $299.95 retail—emailed us to invite us to a CES event at which Tebow himself would be showcasing his headphones and "speaking with the media." The event was total bullshit. Just like celebrity… » 1/11/13 5:13pm 1/11/13 5:13pm

Internet's Cutest Dog Endorses World's Dumbest Headphones

Boo the Dog, for whom a large portion of the web has a zeal that borders on sexual, just became the latest shill in the Beats by Dre money machine. Reminder: this animal makes more money than you do. » 11/12/12 4:11pm 11/12/12 4:11pm

Beats Pill Review: Can Dr. Dre Deliver the Cure for the Common…

First, Jabra brought us the Solemate, a Bluetooth speaker that looks like a shoe. Now, Beats by Dre, purveyor of fashionista friendly headphones, has introduced us to the Pill. It looks—you guessed it—like a giant gelcap. And its Bluetooth sound sure could use a spoonful of sugar. » 10/16/12 12:31pm 10/16/12 12:31pm

Laptop Giveaways, Fat Suction, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. » 5/09/12 9:40pm 5/09/12 9:40pm

Lil Wayne Wearing $1 Million Beats by Dre Headphones Is a Diamond…

I'm a big fan of Lil Wayne. I was with him before he became good (pre-Carter days) and totally support his placement atop the hip hop perch but Mr. Weezy F., I can't support you on this. What the hell are you doing wearing a $1 million diamond studded Beats by Dre headphones at a basketball game? » 2/27/12 12:40pm 2/27/12 12:40pm

Beats Dumps Monster Over Headphone Spat

Peanut butter and jelly, unicorns and glitter, Beats Electronics and Monster. One of these things just doesn't belong, one of these things is not like the others. After a five-year collaboration, the two companies have terminated their relationship but do hope to remain friends. » 1/12/12 11:13pm 1/12/12 11:13pm

Monster Tries to Replace Dre With Lance Armstrong—Or Anything

Monster—a company once known for producing insanely nerdy speaker wire— changed headphones forever (for better or worse) with its fashionable, bass-heavy Beats by Dre line. Now that Monster's cash cow is HTC's cash cow, Monster is clearly on the hunt for new friends. » 1/09/12 12:00pm 1/09/12 12:00pm

HTC Rezound Review: Stop, Look, and Listen

Verizon has been bringing out its big Android guns lately. First the Droid Bionic, then the Droid RAZR, soon the Galaxy Nexus, and now the HTC Rezound. And this one might just be the highest caliber yet. » 11/18/11 12:30pm 11/18/11 12:30pm

Dr. Dre's Beats Go Wireless (But Where's the @*##ing AirPlay?) (Ears On)

No Detox announced today! But Dr. Dre's commanding bass-heavy Beats empire expanded a little today with a wireless iteration of the Beatbox iPod and iPhone dock. Good: it'll probably be as low-end heavy as the headphones. Bad: Bluetooth. » 10/11/11 5:13pm 10/11/11 5:13pm

Dr. Dre Is Gunning Directly for Apple

What's occasional rapper Dr. Dre up to, besides rapping, sometimes? Planning to beat every single electronics company except Apple, GlobalGrind reports. » 10/10/11 2:40pm 10/10/11 2:40pm

50 Cent Will Make Dr. Dre Proud with These Headphones

It's been ages since I've mentioned Dre and 50 Cent in the same breath, but 50's new SYNC headphones remind me that he was once one of his proteges. These cans are pretty much his answer to the Beats by Dre headphones. » 10/01/11 5:30pm 10/01/11 5:30pm

HTC's Sensation XE Is the First Beats Audio-Certified Smartphone

HTC's Beats Audio deal is seeing its first fruits come forth with their Sensation update, the Sensation XE. It's sure to sound great; it even has its own pair of Beats by Dre headphones. » 9/14/11 10:04am 9/14/11 10:04am

HTC Vigor to be First Beats by Dre Phone?

I really like this rumor: apparently the HTC Vigor will be the first handset HTC's new acquisition, Beats by Dre, will show up on, but apart from that it's tipped to have a 4.3-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution. » 8/12/11 4:20am 8/12/11 4:20am

HTC Buys Beats: All Your Bass Are Belong To Them

HTC just shouted to the world that it has made a massive investment in Beats By Dre to the tune of $300M. Here's what it means for everyone involved—especially you. » 8/11/11 1:23pm 8/11/11 1:23pm

Behind the Largest Counterfeit Audio Sting in History (Exclusive Photos)

Think you got a good deal on those Beats by Dre? Might've. Or maybe you paid too much for a knockoff. Thanks to easily accessed suckers like you, business in the world of phony high-end audio has never been better. » 4/14/11 11:00am 4/14/11 11:00am