Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable audio system is coming to an AT&T store near you for $399
Donning a premium price of $399 in-stores or through its web site, there’s no kidding that it’ll put a dent in your pockets, but it’s hardly a surprise considering these are Beats by Dr. Dre. To spread the word about its upcoming availability, this boom-boom-powered audio system will be featured on the March 14th episode of American Idol with Beats co-founder, Jimmy Iovine on hand.
Well, part of the reason why it’s incredibly priced is the fact that it features robust sounds with professional-grade sound engineering to replicate the audio experience intended by the artist. Of course, it’ll go well with the HTC One X, well, whenever it decides to show its face around these parts. In the meantime however, HTC Vivid owners will also be able to enjoy this beast as well when its Android 4.0 update is pushed out – thus, bringing Beats by Dr. Dre audio profiles to the handset.
Bluetooth connectivity for a wireless experience. Interestingly enough, you’ll need to rely on good old wall power to juice this bad boy up, but if you prefer an untethered option, there’s always the solution of loading SIX D-cell batteries into it. Aside from this behemoth, AT&T intends on carrying other Beats by Dr. Dre accessories such as the $99 UR Beats in-ear headphones, $200 Beats Solo HD Headphones, and the $280 Wireless HD Stereo Bluetooth Headphones.
1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Weeeet weeeew! That's a very high price. I'd recommend getting BOSE or Mirage or any other more affordable but quality speakers! Beats is too over-priced just for it's (have to admit) great bass.
2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
399 for a pair of speakers without a rechargeable battery?
sent from my g2x running 4.0.3 @ 1.56Ghz with Beats Audio
3. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
Portable speaker system for your mobile phone that is more expensive than a quality pair of studio headphones. Genius!
4. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)
Seriously i DJ and my headphones were half that, just buying the name really.
6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Beats by Dre are indeed nice headphones, but ridiculously overpriced. You can get stellar sound with better highs and even lows for a far cheaper price. With Beats, you are paying for the name...
7. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
True but with beats, you get recognition because everyone will be like "dang, your lucky having beats" so they are real great and durable from my experience but they are also a status thing
10. bayusuputra (Posts: 946; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
durable? no'ope.. see those cables? can it last more than 1 year? i know this because many of my friends use the Studio, and the cables fail on them after only 6 months, 8 the most..
ANC that is not really effective, muddy highs with uncontrolled lows.. yes, the design is nice, but again, as you said, it is just for that status symbol..
i don't mind having beats technology in my phone, but beats headphones, and now this audio box? nope.. i rather spend my $399 on a pair of Grado.. my $35 Pioneer CL series earbuds have more bass than the Beats.. and better high performance, with a more balanced mids..
you'll get recognition in the general public.. but is that why you buy a product? i buy a product for its function mainly..
13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
im rocking klipsh s4a's. doesnt get any better for less than $100.
i want the new klipsch reference s4's or maybe ill just jump to the x10's.
i heart klipsch.
14. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
In my experience they are durable. I've had the solo's for a year and have sat on the cable and puled it and it still works great. I have ibeats also that i have recently got a couple months ago and they go through a test since i wear jeans and they to have also lasted. So yes they are durable.
I avent experience any muddy highs or lows and i keep it on full blast.
9. handicrapguy (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
I cant speak for the rest of the world but here in australia that price seems about right for a high end portable speaker. I paid AU $450 for my bose soundlink wireless mobile speaker. Will be interesting to see how it compares.
12. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
sadly, i know there will be many a college and highschool student who will buy this up, fully aware it's not the best quality for that price, but want that Dr. Dre endorsed status symbol. I work at Best Buy and try my hardest to get people to buy Bose over that crap, they can hear the difference and they know it, but they justify the status symbol as more important.