Apple launched special edition Balmain-designed Beats that look stunning on Kylie Jenner


Apple has just released special edition models of the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones and the Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, designed together with premium brand Balmain, and endorsed by Kylie Jenner. Both Kylie and the headsets look absolutely stunning in the promo videos and images, and we came up with a single word to describe the whole special edition ordeal – sexy!

The Balmain Powerbeats3 are not much different, as far as build and hardware are concerned, compared to the regular model, and it’s safe to say they are virtually the same as the ones we already know. Nonetheless, the light pink, dubbed “Safari” color, definitely adds a classy touch to their look, which is strongly complemented by gold motives in the earpieces. The other color option, "Khaki", is darker than the Safari one, and gives the headset a more serious look, but is just as stunning as the light pink variant. There is the Balmain logo engraved right next to the Beats logo, which has also replaced the original two-color “Powerbeats” on the sides of each earpiece.

The Balmain Studio headphones are also not different, in terms of specs, to their vanilla counterparts. However, the special edition design changes a lot about the headset’s visual image and gives it a rather fashionable look, instead of a bulky DJ-ey profile. Don’t get us wrong, they are still as bulky as the original ones, but the matted Safari and Khaki hues, as well as the golden plaques and elements, make the headset look more like a fashion accessory than a piece of music production equipment.

Both of the special edition headsets come with matching color suede cases that feature the iconic coin-shaped Balmain zipper pulls and logo-engraved gold plaques on the front sides.

As far as price is concerned, the special edition releases are obviously more expensive than the regular variants, with the Balmain Studio headset selling at $599, compared to $379 for the non-special edition. The Balmain Powerbeats3 will cost you $245, as opposed to $199 for the regular piece.

Are they worth the price? Sure, if you are a dedicated Kylie Jenner follower and a lifelong fashion freak, then yes, definitely go for them.

You can take a closer look and order the special edition Beats at beatsbydre.com.

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41 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

$599 for a below average piece of headset.... it's so sad... greedy companies

8. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

When Apple chooses a Kardashian as their endorsing 'celebrity', you know what that says about their customer base.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It says it all, bruh. :)

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I read 'batman' and got excited, but in vain...though i won't be seen buying one of these.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But this isn't a Kardashian. It's Kylie Jenner. Hwoever along those lines. This is what Beats needs to sell. Yes they are average headphones. Buut when you shove them onto the head of someone who is popular, people think if its good enough for them, its good enough for me.

24. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually, she is considered a Kardashian and is huge part of their brand image. Just like her father is also considered a Kardashian even though he is a Jenner.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I see you are using "Kardashian" in context. Not that she is actually a Kardashian. I get it! If the poster had put "Kardashian" in quotes, it would have made more sense!

41. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Very well said. They know their customer base, and we can't fault them for making money off of stupid people. Good for them.

40. tjb51681

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 19, 2017

You can get a pair of sony mdr 1000 for 349 a 10 times better headphone

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Trash hoe. Won't bang her even for free.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

I will do it free

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

More like doing it for cash.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You think Kylie Jenner is a hoe? Why?!

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just like Kylie overrated and all plastic

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Hahaha.... I see what you did there...

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Got to love these articles when jokes like this are said. XD

4. someguy226

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 28, 2015

Damn she looks like dude

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Kylie looks like a dude? Nah, she looks like any other ugly girl who wears to much makeup in order to look good. Though she doesn't look at bad as some I could name without makeup, time will fix that if she keep swearing it and getting fake spray-on tans.

30. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Vanity gets the best of us all. I actually like how she looked before being reality star. She looked real ( pun intended) but now she looks to perfect to plastic. Apple does not need to use reality starts to push it products it is already doing fine just showing everyday people using their devices.

6. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Trash wearing trash, no surprise.

31. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That kind of harsh- she is not trash, However, she "Acts" as trash on the show but she is still a human being. So Sad kids watch this stuff when the are in reality and don't need a so called " reality show"

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Apple launched cheap plastic overpriced headphones that looks average. By the way what happened to her neck?

34. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I was looking at that exact thing. Why is she so wrinkly?

11. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

PASS!!!!

15. Nathillien

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 17, 2017

look like s**te and sound like s**te

16. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They're ugly and she's disgustingly stupid... I'll pass. P.S. Also, fuck the first four commentators in this thread. You think one's choice in celebrity attention/endorsement shows the average reasoning of said community? Well that must be why Trump held onto an S3 for four fucking years. What a complete circle jerk.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Did your research, eh Papi?

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's there opinion. Like the nose on your face, everyone has one. You don't have to agree. You got some nerve calling someone else out, when you give stupidity s**tty opinions about products you don't own or buy. Drop dead...Mullet!

23. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Their... troglodyte. "Drop dead...Mullet!" Just what I'd expect from our resident dumbass, death-threats. Keep'em coming!

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