Apple is in advanced talks to acquire Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion

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  1. Tat3

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  2. CronoGraal

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    I assume anyone using these headphones are retarded.
     
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    Lol, think kind of like you....would like to hear why!?>
     
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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.
     
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    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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    More over priced junk gaining massive media attention.
     
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    :funny: :heh:

    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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    I'll drink to that.
     
  9. eclap

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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.
     
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    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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    Thats sounds legit.

    I also hate these Beats headphones. Its crap. Just for trendy hipsters. /puke
     
  15. Corrupt^

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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.
     
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    What a waste.
     
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    Makes sense Apple buying them :kermit:

    Here's an idea! :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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    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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    No they'll patent your idea with their cash and sue you for even speaking of it in the past.
     
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    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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