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Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

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Beats by Dr Dre has teamed up with French fashion house Balmain to produce a limited edition version of the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless in-ear sports headphones, with the entire campaign... >>

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

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Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... >>

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

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When looking for earphones dedicated for sports, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best earphones for casual listening. You could argue that properties like being comfortable, secure fitting and water resistant are more... >>

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass
4.0 stars

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass

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There's a lot to consider when buying a pair of sports earphones. You can either opt for the "cheap as possible, don't care if they break, buy new ones if they do," approach, or spend a bit more money on something that will sound good, work well and is... >>

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot
4.0 stars

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot

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Beats X are the Apple-owned company's attempt at a lightweight in-ear listening experience with good battery life and, in hallmark Beats style, plenty of bass to boot.They're not wireless like the Apple AirPods, nor specifically sport-focused despite... >>

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

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Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... >>

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo
4.0 stars

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo

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Beats has been pretty quiet of late, but with the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 the company has released four new headphones - including an update to its popular Solo range. The Solo 3 headphones come with Apple's new W1 chip inside, promising... >>

Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones

Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones

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As part of the Apple iPhone 7 press conference, Apple also introduced a new range of Beats by Dre headphones, all of which include the same W1 chip found inside the new Apple AirPods. Beats not having updated its range of earphones in some time now makes... >>

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

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Apple is expected to debut new Beats headphones alongside the launch of the iPhone 7, a leaked email has revealed.The headphones company, bought up Apple in 2014, has been quiet of late on the new product front, and the latest news could suggest why.According... >>

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow
3.5 stars

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow

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Portable Bluetooth speakers are available in abundance right now. Whether ones made by companies you've heard of, or ones that you haven't, the price and ability of such speakers hugely varies. With Beats now owned by Apple adding a sense of extra kudos... >>

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

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Beats headphones are extremely well marketed, which is why you see them everywhere. But you don't hear everything there is to know about them.A recent teardown by Medium has found that 30 per cent of the weight in Solo headphones is actually from four... >>

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

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Apple confirmed almost exactly a year ago that it acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Now, the Cupertino-based company is announcing something else Beats-related: a "voluntary recall" of Beats Pill XL speakers.It appears as though the battery... >>

Apple Beats Music-like streaming service: Is it actually happening and will it be different?

Apple Beats Music-like streaming service: Is it actually happening and will it be different?

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Apple is always working on something new - whether it's a car, watch, or music streaming service.That last bit might confuse you, as the company already has the iTunes Store, iTunes Radio, and iTunes Match, so why would it need to launch another streaming... >>

Apple's Beats-like music streaming service might not show up at March event

Apple's Beats-like music streaming service might not show up at March event

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It looks like you won't be able to stream tunes from Apple's new music service for at least another few months.Apple bought Beats for $3 billion in 2014, but before the purchase was final, analysts began speculating that Apple was more interested in streaming... >>

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

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Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ has announced that he will leave the BBC in March to join Apple.Lowe, who has been with the BBC for 12 years, currently hosts a number of shows at the station, but is giving all that up to relocate to Cupertino with his family.Apple... >>

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

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It looks like Apple will do something with the Beats Music streaming service is bought last year. The company decided to build a new streaming service, with features, functionality, and technology pulled from Beats Music, it's claimed.9to5Mac has reported... >>

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

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Apple-owned Beats has a set of wireless Solo2 headphones in the works, according to new documents that recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission.The FCC documents don't reveal too much apart from the fact that the headphones are... >>

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

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Monster has announced a new wireless music system called Monster SoundStage. It offers multiple speakers and audio-streaming capabalities.Apple may have bought Beats Audio, but that hasn't stopped the company that created Beats' original headphones... >>

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

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Apple has officially acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion.The company announced the news through a message posted on its website. Although Apple still didn't indicate what it had in store for Beats now that it owns the headphone maker, it did welcome... >>

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

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Wireless earphones were once large and power consuming, but now with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and some clever design they're finally worth owning.  Beats has thrown its set out there with the Powerbeats2 Wireless.The Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones offer the... >>

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

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The Apple Beats acquisition may now be confirmed, but the deal still has a few hoops to jump through before it is ratified and the company is a bone fide Apple concern.Until then, it is business as usual for Beats Electronics and it has followed up the... >>

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

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Beats Music and Beats Electronics has been bought by Apple, but what happens now? Some details have already started to surface following a series of interviews with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Tim Cook on the news, but while the dust settles, here's what... >>

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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Apple has today confirmed the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, taking both the music streaming service and the headphone and speaker hardware business.The acquisition will cost Apple $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion is the purchase price,... >>

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

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It's been weeks since several reports and even a significant hint from Dr. Dre suggested Apple wants to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not very clear why Apple wants to acquire Beats, but a deal announcement is still expected.So, when will... >>

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

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Apple is allegedly spitting feathers over the original leak that it is considering buying music hardware and streaming brand Beats Electronics, Dr Dre's subsequent foul-mouthed boasts about the deal too.According to US music charts company Billboard,... >>

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

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Apple has bought Beats Electronics for a hefty $3.2 billion and now it's clear why. The fruit giant wants to join the streaming music revolution but doesn't want to risk damaging iTunes sales, say sources of Tech Crunch.At the moment record labels and... >>

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

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Monster has broken silence about the alleged talks between Apple and Beats Electronics over the potential acquisition of the audio brand. And it's no fairy tale ending for CEO Noel Lee and the company.Monster lost the intellectual property and manufacturing... >>

Apple iPhone 6 could feature NFC for payments and Beats pairing

Apple iPhone 6 could feature NFC for payments and Beats pairing

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Apple looks set to introduce NFC for the first time in its mobile devices starting with the iPhone 6. This will mean mobile payments from the iPhone as well as NFC pairing to speakers like those made by its allegedly newly bought Beats.The rumour of Apple... >>

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

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Speculation on a possible $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple has been rife since reports emerged last night. However, official confirmation is not expected until the deal goes through, most likely next week.That hasn't stopped Dr Dre... >>

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

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The music streaming space is already crowded, with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music, Last.FM and others having already edged out their place on customers' credit card statements and home screens.Now there's a new player in town,... >>

Beats Music is now streaming in the US, watch out Spotify this one understands sentences

Beats Music is now streaming in the US, watch out Spotify this one understands sentences

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Music streaming services are cropping up quite often now but it's a tough market out there. Beats Music is the latest from the headphone-maker looking to offer a helpful tool for selection: emotion.Beats Music, an app-first platform, is based around learning... >>

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

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Beats Music is real...and it's ready to kick off in the US starting next month, according to CEO Ian Rogers.The executive revealed on his personal blog that Beats Music is currently in an internal private beta, gathering feedback from artists and "personal... >>

Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

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Beats, the company behind the widely popular Dr. Dre headphone line, has plans to launch a music streaming service to compete against Spotify, Pandora, and others. Luke Wood, president and COO of Beats, told The Next Web that Beats Music will be launched... >>

Beats Electronics buys back remaining HTC stake for $265m, new investors confirmed

Beats Electronics buys back remaining HTC stake for $265m, new investors confirmed

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HTC has announced it is selling its remaining stake in Beats back to Beats Electronics, meaning that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will no longer own any of the audio company.HTC invested in Beats, adding Beats Audio branding to a run of handsets... >>

Beats Music reportedly heavily relying on curated playlists from musicians

Beats Music reportedly heavily relying on curated playlists from musicians

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Beats Music is an upcoming streaming music service that hopes to take on Spotify, iTunes Radio and others. Born out of the Beats Electronics company - which makes Beats by Dr. Dre headphones - the service will have 20 million tracks with which it hopes... >>

Beats By Dre reported to be moving away from HTC

Beats By Dre reported to be moving away from HTC

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Beats By Dre could be planning to buy out its partner HTC, which currently has a 25 per cent stake of the audio brand. Is this the start of the end for their relationship, which has seen Beats-branded smartphones released over the past few years?It feels... >>

Beats Studio (2013) review
4.0 stars

Beats Studio (2013) review

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"The original remastered," reads the interior of the Beats Studio (2013) headphones box. That's the sort of statement that might put fear into the hearts (and ears) of fans of The Beatles - just take a look at the waveforms after each album remaster -... >>

Beats working out deal with AT&T to launch Daisy music service?

Beats working out deal with AT&T to launch Daisy music service?

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Beats Audio plans to release its forthcoming streaming music product, called Daisy, this autumn - and it's currently attempting to partner with AT&T in a bid to gain an established audience at launch and pilfer marketshare from similar services like Spotify... >>

Beats Pill portable speaker
3.5 stars

Beats Pill portable speaker

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Beats is renowned for bringing the bass. The company's latest portable speaker, known as the Beats Pill because of its pill-shaped design, is a change of tack for the company in many respects. With four, 1-inch speakers arranged under its casing with 12W... >>

Hands-on: Beats Pill review

Hands-on: Beats Pill review

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Beats by Dr Dre has become so much more than a brand associated with bass-thumping headphones in the last year or so. Perhaps it's the company's split from Monster that has seen it expand its remit, but it's working.Naturally, "the kids" and Premier League... >>

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

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Dr Dre has shown that it’s not just the Brits who are winning at this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games. According to John Lewis, sales for the hip-hop mogul’s headphones have increased by 116 per cent.Following an alleged guerrilla campaign that... >>

Beats Pro by Dr. Dre
4.0 stars

Beats Pro by Dr. Dre

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If London's 2012 Olympic Games are anything to go by, then there's no chance to forget about Dre. The hip-hop Doc's range of headphones have not only infiltrated a generation, they've made their way to high-profile athletes' ears too. Although, such fun... >>

24ct gold Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones - a snip for a grand

24ct gold Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones - a snip for a grand

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Professional bling specialist Crystal Rocked has followed up its range of Swarovski Crystal-adorned Beats Studio headsets with a set purposely designed for the more ostentatious of DJs. Its Beats by Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones come in either black or... >>

HTC Spotify rival rumoured

HTC Spotify rival rumoured

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Since HTC coughed up a cool $300 million for a majority stake in the digital sound company Beats, we've had plenty of souped-up audio action on handsets such as the HTC Sensation XE, but nothing to get too excited over....yet.But all that could be set... >>

HTC Rezound revealed in US, Beats the opposition

HTC Rezound revealed in US, Beats the opposition

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The HTC Rezound multimedia powerhouse has been revealed in New York, bringing with it Beats Audio - the very first time the technology has been implemented on a mobile in the US.First coming under the guise of the HTC Vigor back in August 2011, the new... >>