Apple branded headphones coming from Beats?

Apple branded headphones coming from Beats?
According to an FCC filing, Beats will soon release its first pair of headphones since the company was acquired by Apple for $3 billion. This version of Beats' Solo2 headphones will include Bluetooth LE connectivity. That is the same technology employed on Beats' high-end Studio Wireless headphones.

Based on the FCC documentation, it would appear that the headphones will look exactly like the current wired version of the Solo2 with the only difference being the wireless technology used inside. The phones have yet to be announced, so pricing and availability are unknown at this point. Looking at the pricing for the current Beats Solo2 headphones and the high-end Studio Wireless unit, this new model should be priced somewhere between $199 and $379.

When the tech titan made its purchase of Beats earlier this year, the largest acquisition in the history of the company, it was thought that Apple had made the purchase to gain control of Beats Music. The company is said to be in the midst of negotiating with the record labels and artists in the hope of cutting the price of the service by as much as 50% a month.




via: 9to5Mac via AppleInsider

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49 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well duhhh.

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Another overpriced piece of crap from 2 overrated companies.

34. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Would rather buy sol republic headset over these over priced cr@p . Still I prefer Sony and Bose .

44. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank you

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

an overpriced headphone for sure...

3. Rager722 unregistered

An overpriced sub-par headphone just like all their mobile devices

24. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Why is a subpar dual core iphone 5s is on par with a quad core note 3? Haters gonna hate.

27. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

It's the OS !! That make your out dated 2012 hardware work well like that, Do you know why ? Because it's just a bunch of icons on your screen !!! If you can port iOS 8 to a 2012 galaxy s3 it will fly like, and if you can port android 5.0 into the iPhone 6 (will not even boot LOL) so stop this dual/64-bit you iSheeps are talking about.

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! That's the dumbest post of the year. You act like all the phone does is run the home screen.

35. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Calls me an isheep, doesn't realize im not a fanboy. F*cking tard. Don't you realize android is just a screen with icons, another screen with all the apps? But hey if you wanna get butthurt and call out some bullsh*t technicality suit yourself. But the benchmarks don't lie. And don't bring up some Oems cheating because this one wasnt the case.

36. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

But you are an Apple user. But you are defending Apple.

41. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol u ok man? oh please dont mention that galaxy s3..it lags big time!!!

45. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank You!!!!

4. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Overpriced is an invalid statement of pure fanboyism. Lexus is overpriced. Why buy a Lexus when I can get the same thing for 1/3 the price? Wheels. Engine. Horn.

5. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

actually for beats it's a pure fact. they are really an overpriced sub-par headphones. check this Marques Brownlee video, he's not a fanboy :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsxQxS0AdBY&list=UUBJycsmduvYEL83R_U4JriQ

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's an opinion, over priced is speculative. Read post 4.

22. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

no sir. you can't find a car with the same options and premium quality as an Lexus or BMW or Mercedes with the 1/3 or 1/2 the price. it's just impossible. but for beats! as Marques Brownlee says there sound quality is just garbage compared with other headphones at the same price tag or even less.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As I say, he's an opinion. My kid has the wireless beats and they sound great (in my opinion), see? I ain't basing anything off of what he says, I'll buy, try, and return if I don't like. Opinion, see?

9. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Just like a Lexus or BMW I could say.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Try convincing Jay-Z that his Maybach is over priced.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I’ve got 99 Problems but money ain’t one -Jay-Z

37. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Handmade. Not made by machine.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post 2 and 3, represent typical (nothing else to do but hate on iOS behavior). They hate, Apple does its thing, never ending cycle.

38. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh cmon man...what is your basis that i hate ios?u dont know how many apple products i have already.and i have no regrets on buying them even if they cost a lot of money coz im enjoying the experience..but its a fact dude, apple is selling expensive product and same with beats.so what do we expect? ur post represent a typical fanboyism.

47. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple sells products with price tags people are willing to pay - this is basic economics... If Apple truly sold bad products for expensive price - they would not be able to keep the price at where it is now. And with sales numbers - it proves that the product is WORTH THE PRICE. Now take an android product, like, I dno... Samsung S5 or LG G3 which are hardware made by a company that did NOT HAVE TO BUILD AN OS (money saved), after that that same Samsung S5 or LG G3 are subsidized by 3rd parties (this means they pay portion of the price) but in return your own device is loaded by BLOATWARE up to the wahoo... So you're trading a clean product (and space, and performance) for better price - it's a compromise I DO NOT WISH TO MAKE... Then as an insult to injury, YOUR PHONE is branded with a LOGO (verizon, AT&T, etc) from a carrier that ruined your phone to begin with by blocking services like Google Wallet and forcing you to use their ISIS/Softcard version, AND ON TOP OF THAT - ruin your experience by draggin' their ass holding up your OS update that you were supposed to get months/years ago. Yeah, you're definately getting a better deal - a Hardware running a Freeware of an OS called Android that's acting like a hound that gathers all info from the SHEEP for your cattleowner - GOOGLE. You ever seen how a sheep owner cuts it's fur to sell to as wool to it's clients - well your information is that fur - that's the price of an Android phone... Sorry I got carried away: the idiocy of comments from some people... THE PRICE OF ANY PRODUCT IS DETERMINED BY WHAT THE PUBLIC IS WILLING TO PAY: IF ITS A GOOD PRODUCT PEOPLE WILLING TO PAY MORE, IF ITS BAD - PEOPLE PAY LESS. I GUESS EVEN WITH ALL THE SUPER HARDWARE AND WIDGETS AND ETC PEOPLE ARE STILL WILLING TO PAY AS MUCH AS THEY PAY FOR AN IPHONE WITH HALF THE SPECS - Makes you think doesn't it?

46. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

have you even driven aything else?? BMW Kills all other luxury cars in performance handling n the "Car" parts of the car. Lexus are jus really nice toyotas with bigger and barely more powerful engines. Mercedes cars were nice but drove like SHIIZZLLEE for a ling time untill they cleaned up their act n finally learned to TURN lols. Audi was always a good match/ rival for BMW, because they focused on the CAR parts of the car for driving experience, and also did well on luxury too. Audi also used Turbos in many of their cars which lead to performance as well. Jaguar was good untill bought by Ford Co. and they ran the brand into the ground untill rescued by Indian car company Tata, and they jus let them build bad add cars again, which saved Jaguar. hmmm so if i "wanted" a lexus for a 3rd the money, i could have one by getting a Toyota with Everything added, or a Top model Kia, or a 1 owner Lease return Certified Pre-owned car from any of these luxury car companies. so yes, OVERPRICED is a VALID satement from non idiots unlike yourself. shiny on the outside, basic on the inside. like a Lexus

48. AlikMalix unregistered

Reckless, I admire your knowledge in German cars - I AGREE WITH ALL THE INFO YOU POSTED - well done! Huge BMW Fan and currently own an AUDI A6 4.2 Quattro S-line, also own an old 1984 Porsche as a project car (sitting currently with a blown head gasket). But something is overpriced if people are not willing to buy it, not because it costs more than competition. Look at the housing market in California vs Oklahoma for example: Same square foot, new house with same size yard and in nice neighborhood will cost a fraction in OK than in CA - people are willing to pay for the same house more in CA than in OK because of demand there. Same Apple products: people are willing to pay more for an iPhone with half the specs than they would for Android phone - it could be experience, popularity, ecosystem, material, even fashion statement if you will - it delivers what people want for the money they willing to pay. If Android phones have 2x or 3x the specs of an iPhone why not try to sell for double the price? Because they wouldn't sell more than a few (and no, Android Manufacturers aren't just nice people - they'll take every penny of profit they can from you)... This has to make sense to you, does it?

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Two overpriced companies that make sub-bar products combining to make a product. Let`s see how that turns out. The only headphones I use are sony headphones, which cost $80. They sound better than beats. Beats have almost no bass whatsoever, and the quality even isn`t that clear.

11. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Android sucks and so laggy

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it doesn't, and no it isn't. Android is great, and as fluid as ios is.

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