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Apple is in advanced talks to acquire Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion
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Default Apple is in advanced talks to acquire Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion - 05-09-2014, 16:41 | posts: 11,245 | Location: Finland

Apple Woos Dr. Dre With $3.2 Billion Offer for Beats to Fend Off Spotify as Streaming Rises

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...tml?cmpid=yhoo
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 16:47 | posts: 3,770 | Location: Sweden

I assume anyone using these headphones are retarded.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 16:51 | posts: 1,858 | Location: Dominican Republic

Lol, think kind of like you....would like to hear why!?>
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 16:52 | posts: 6,850 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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Lol, think kind of like you....would like to hear why!?>
no we wouldnt

I can't believe Beats is valued at 3.2 billion. I know it's popular but that number seems extremely high.

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Default 05-09-2014, 18:59 | posts: 4,609 | Location: Washington DC

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no we wouldnt

I can't believe Beats is valued at 3.2 billion. I know it's popular but that number seems extremely high.
It's overpriced garbage just like Monster cables. The only reason why they are popular because Dr. Dre put his name on them. They are big and goofy looking and I laugh at everyone I see wearing them.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 19:18 | posts: 7,215

More over priced junk gaining massive media attention.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 19:20 | posts: 5,300 | Location: Belgium

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With a deal, Apple also would gain control of the Beats headphones, for which the company is well known. Iovine and Dr. Dre started Beats in 2008 as people used iPods and smartphones to listen to more music on the go. The pair marketed the devices aggressively, showing the high-end headphones as stylish accessories for the general public and not just audiophiles.


This yet again proves that in our industry you don't need a quality product to really shine. Just a marketing strategy.

(I'll just keep enjoying my Sennheiser HD650 and many others will enjoy their Beyers, Grados, AKGs and many more)
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 19:22 | posts: 7,215

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This yet again proves that in our industry you don't need a quality product to really shine. Just a marketing strategy.

(I'll just keep enjoying my Sennheiser HD650 and many others will enjoy their Beyers, Grados, AKGs and many more)
I'll drink to that.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 19:25 | posts: 25,771 | Location: Hampshire UK

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I'll drink to that.
Me too

It's so annoying to see footballers, who earn millions a year to wear this crap, when they could go and buy proper stuff.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 19:26 | posts: 7,215

What you on tonight mate? Just having a few cans of Carlsberg Export myself, started a new job on Tuesday and I'm bloody knackered from the change of hours.

As for footballers, I thought them buying absolute crap considering the money they have was a common thing in general?
   
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I'll be on JD + coke zero after work. Boom!
   
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I am happy with my 8 JVC earbuds. Total saving of 80.
   
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wonder if they rename it................ ihear or isound i have no idea i really don't care i am trying to think of more things i can write that start with i of course apple could do something new mmmmmmmmmmmm maybe not
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 20:01 | posts: 917 | Location: Tennessee

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I'll be on JD + coke zero after work. Boom!
Thats sounds legit.

I also hate these Beats headphones. Its crap. Just for trendy hipsters. /puke
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 20:22 | posts: 5,300 | Location: Belgium

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Me too

It's so annoying to see footballers, who earn millions a year to wear this crap, when they could go and buy proper stuff.
Duh.

Company X: "Yo dude wanna wear this headphone in public for $ 500,000"
Footballer: "mmm..."
Company X: "We'll add in a bonus, an extra $ 100,000 per photo in the media where you're spotted wearing our headphones."
Footballer: "Aw right, where do I sign?"

Badum tss.

Marketing ladies and gentlemen. (budgets in post are fictional of course, just an example)

Hipster female reaction: "Omg it's that footballer X, he's so cute!!"
Hipster Boyfriend: doesn't care about his looks but spots the headphone and goes out to buy it.

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What a waste.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 22:43 | posts: 3,713 | Location: Australia

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I assume anyone using these headphones are retarded.
Makes sense Apple buying them

Here's an idea!
Next thing from Apple, a dock for the iPod built into the headphones! Complete with a non-replaceable inbuilt battery, and the inability to use them for anything else, and all for the low price of $400 (for the cheap version). Shall we call it the iPoop?

If Apple use that idea, does that mean I can take them to court in 3 years time and ask for $1.5 billion?

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Default 05-09-2014, 23:22 | posts: 215 | Location: New Zealand

Ugh I agree with everyone here. I'm so sick of seeing everyone with those overpriced POS walking around with them thinking they are cool.

I had a listen to a few different pairs in a store once.. they sounded crap.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 23:24 | posts: 5,300 | Location: Belgium

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Makes sense Apple buying them

Here's an idea!
Next thing from Apple, a dock for the iPod built into the headphones! Complete with a non-replaceable inbuilt battery, and the inability to use them for anything else, and all for the low price of $400 (for the cheap version). Shall we call it the iPoop?

If Apple use that idea, does that mean I can take them to court in 3 years time and ask for $1.5 billion?
No they'll patent your idea with their cash and sue you for even speaking of it in the past.
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 23:34 | posts: 25,771 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Duh.

Company X: "Yo dude wanna wear this headphone in public for $ 500,000"
Footballer: "mmm..."
Company X: "We'll add in a bonus, an extra $ 100,000 per photo in the media where you're spotted wearing our headphones."
Footballer: "Aw right, where do I sign?"

Badum tss.

Marketing ladies and gentlemen. (budgets in post are fictional of course, just an example)

Hipster female reaction: "Omg it's that footballer X, he's so cute!!"
Hipster Boyfriend: doesn't care about his looks but spots the headphone and goes out to buy it.
I know, I understand how things work. But it's annoying. People look up to these guys and thing Beats are actually good!
   
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Default 05-09-2014, 23:47 | posts: 7,215

It's social constructing at it's finest. You create a trend and then the product self sells, essentially. People tend to be very... collective in nature so to say. Or sheep in less polite terms.
   
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Default 05-10-2014, 00:07 | posts: 8,843 | Location: The Zone

Amusing, certainly. Although I will say, the iPhones have surprising headphone output quality, especially with the earpods that come with it. If only they were actually comfortable.
   
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It's social constructing at it's finest. You create a trend and then the product self sells, essentially. People tend to be very... collective in nature so to say. Or sheep in less polite terms.

I can't decide if this thread is worth and iLaugh or an iChuckle
   
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Default 05-10-2014, 00:18 | posts: 7,215

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I can't decide if this thread is worth and iLaugh or an iChuckle
Hey! I'm not saying screw the man, or that business is inherently bad. But marketing does work in that way when you touch upon higher value products. It's a simple fact. I'm fine with that, people tend to want to fit in. Making money from that premise is just good practice.

...It doesn't make it any less deplorable.

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Default 05-10-2014, 01:34 | posts: 4,174 | Location: MI, USA

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I assume anyone using these headphones are retarded.
^this. I posted this in a more eloquent way on a smartphone news site and was met with many people telling me I was snobby for wondering why people are so conformist and spend $150+ when you could get high end stuff for that much.

Yes, I guess I'm snobby for being smart.

I'm glad I'm a part of this community
   
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