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Beats mixes World Cup stars, Guy Ritchie and a Peaky Blinder for great short film, watch it here
Beats mixes World Cup stars, Guy Ritchie and a Peaky Blinder for great short film, watch it here By Rik Henderson

Every four years (two, if you consider the European Championships) sports brands go bonkers with their huge budget adverts. They throw football stars that will grace the World Cup into madcap, effects laden situations for short movies to advertise their... Read more

Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, available now
Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, available now By Max Langridge

Apple has officially launched a new Decade Collection of Beats by Dre headphones, to commemorate 10 year of the headphone brand. The Decade Collection was originally thought to launch at WWDC next week, but is now available to buy directly from Apple.... Read more

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?
Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you? By Max Langridge

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,... Read more

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones
5.0 stars Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones By Cam Bunton

In 2016 Beats upgraded two of its most popular headphones - the Powerbeats and Solo - and released the all new Beats X. All three came equipped with the same W1 chip that makes the Apple AirPods so convenient to pair for iPhone users.For 2017 it's... Read more

Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life
Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life By Cam Bunton

Beats by Dre has just taken the wraps off its latest product: the Studio 3 Wireless. In essence, Beats has kept the design of the Studio 2, but completely reinvented everything on the inside.  Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you? For... Read more

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac
Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac By Max Langridge

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective university students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones. Best... Read more

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? By Max Langridge

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... Read more

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass
4.0 stars Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot
4.0 stars Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo
4.0 stars Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones
Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch
New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats
Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats By Luke Edwards

Wireless earphones have been getting smaller and more popular, even Beats has joined the wireless party recently. But they're still not what we want. They still aren't small enough to be totally cable free, until now, thanks to Earin.The Earin earbuds,... Read more

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

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition
Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition By Elyse Betters

Apple's acquisition of Beats could partly be an acqui-hire, it's claimed.Billboard has reported that Apple will introduce Beats' co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as new company executives at WWDC 2014 in June. Citing unnamed people familiar with the... Read more

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

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... Read more

Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold
Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold By Elyse Betters

Beats Electronics has collaborated with designer Alexander Wang on a limited-edition collection of custom Beats products.The Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes the Beats Studio headphones, Urbeats ear buds and the Beats Pill. Each piece is cloaked... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Beats Studio (2013) review
4.0 stars Beats Studio (2013) review By Mike Lowe

"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 -... Read more

Beats Mixr headphones now come in retina-burning neon colours
Beats Mixr headphones now come in retina-burning neon colours By Rik Henderson

Beats by Dr Dre has reintroduced its club DJ-centric headphone range in an eye-popping range of new colours. The Beats by Dr Dre Mixr over-ear headset will be available in neon colours from 11 June, priced at £219.95.Originally designed and created in... Read more

Beats Pill portable speaker
3.5 stars Beats Pill portable speaker By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Hands-on: Beats Pill review
Hands-on: Beats Pill review By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Beats by Dr. Dre prescribes NFC portable wireless speaker in the shape of the Beats Pill
Beats by Dr. Dre prescribes NFC portable wireless speaker in the shape of the Beats Pill By Danny Brogan

Not content with domineering the headphone market, Beats by Dr. Dre has turned its attention to wireless speakers by unveiling the Beats Pill.With Beats Audio technology embedded in the device, Beats is promising the same high-end audio experience as... Read more

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works
Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works By Danny Brogan

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... Read more

Beats Pro by Dr. Dre
4.0 stars Beats Pro by Dr. Dre By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

London 2012 Olympics athletes banned from wearing Beats by brand police
London 2012 Olympics athletes banned from wearing Beats by brand police By Rik Henderson

Athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games have been banned from wearing headphones made by anyone other than official partner Panasonic. This includes members of Team GB, who have been spotted during the live broadcasts sporting British-themed... Read more

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

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... Read more

Monster and Beats go their separate ways
Monster and Beats go their separate ways By Hunter Skipworth

Monster and Beats have brought their long running headphone partnership to an end, marking a big change in the direction that Dre's company could be taking. The split is the end of what has been a 5 year partnership with Monster, a well known cable and... Read more

Monster iSport Livestrong headphones give you charitable beats
Monster iSport Livestrong headphones give you charitable beats By Ben Crompton

Monster has announced that it is to team up with RadioShack for the launch of the new iSport Livestrong branded in-ear headphones, which are specifically designed for athletes and enthusiasts.However, the design of the headphones might not be everyone's... Read more

Beats by Dr Dre and David Guetta join forces for DJ-friendly Beats mixr headphones
Beats by Dr Dre and David Guetta join forces for DJ-friendly Beats mixr headphones By Rik Henderson

Beats by Dr Dre has teamed up with music producer and DJ David Guetta for a new set of headphones aimed at disc spinners. The Beats mixr headset has been designed entirely with DJs in mind, with a compact form factor and ear cups that can swivel 180 degrees... Read more

Wayne Rooney spotted with elusive red Beats by Dr Dre while holding Premier League trophy
Wayne Rooney spotted with elusive red Beats by Dr Dre while holding Premier League trophy By Rik Henderson

Here's a sight that no Liverpool fan will thank us for. But the Monster Beats by Dr Dre massive will be well chuffed. Whilst holding the Premier League trophy, Wayne Rooney has been snapped decked out in Beats by Dr Dre Studio headphones. He's also going... Read more

Beatbox iPod dock from Beats By Dr Dre
Beatbox iPod dock from Beats By Dr Dre By Dan Sung

While the world was expecting more headphones from the Monster Cables and Dr Dre collaboration that is Beats By Dr Dre, what might have come as an eye-brow raiser was the launch of an iPod dock.The almost self-naming Beatbox is a £399.95 piece of kit... Read more

Dr Dre and Monster roll out the Beats
Dr Dre and Monster roll out the Beats By Dan Sung

Cable specialist Monster and Dr Dre have teamed up once more to launch four different sets of headphones "fo yo ass". Ranging from the £399.95 at the top end to £89.95 at the bottom, the Beats By Dr Dre 2010 collection is designed to provide a little... Read more

Special edition Monster Beats gives a little back
Special edition Monster Beats gives a little back By Rik Henderson

Monster, Beats by Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga and (PRODUCT) RED have teamed up to create special edition Beats Solo HD heaphones. And for every sale, Monster will donate $5 to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.The over-ear headphones themselves... Read more