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

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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

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

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

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

HP Envy 15 Beats Edition: Okay, I Actually Am Sorta Jealous Now

Boomin'. That's the Beats edition of HP's Core i7-powered Envy 15, which doesn't look like a MacBook wannabe but its own glossy-black-and-red man. The privilege, and included Beats headphones, add $500, but it's kinda worth it. [HP via Electronista] » 10/09/09 6:57pm 10/09/09 6:57pm

Monster Turbine In-Ear Headphones Impressions (High Quality, Decent…

Monster just announced their first ear buds, the Turbine "In-Ear Speakers", a followup to the Beats By Dre cans » 11/12/08 12:00am 11/12/08 12:00am, and they are quite nice for the $150 price tag. I tried them on for a few hours, and so far I've been impressed with the clean, deep bass and crisp, clear mids and highs. In fact, I'd be willing to put them…