Beats Intros Gold Studio, urBeats, Pill Designed By Alexander Wang

It appears that Beats came down with gold fever hitting just about every other company lately as it partnered with Alexander Wang, who? You probably heard the name in Kanye West's New Slaves. Anyway, the exclusive partnership with the young designer beared three golden colored audio gear offerings with a contrasting matte black finish. Beats' svelte looking Studio 2.0 noise-canceling headphones, Pill wireless portable speaker and urBeats in-ear headphones designed and touched by Alexander Wang will all be in limited supply and will each come with a custom fitted embossed glossy stingray carrying case, a signature of Wang's fashion-inspired work.

Alexander Wang partnered with Beats to create a custom line of products. The strictly limited, pale gold with matte black pieces include his signature embossed glossy stingray case with zipper and clip.

For a limited edition Alexander Wang Beats Studio 2.0 headphones you'll need to part with $450 of your well earned money, $300 if you're feeling like picking up a gold black Pill speaker, and only $150 to plug your ears with a golden polished urBeats in-ear headphones. Beats hasn't spilled when or where people will be able to order Alexander Wang's limited edition Beats collection, but you can apparently sign-up to be notified once the so-called private sale launches.

Apple’s Tim Cook And Beats Jimmy Iovine Meet To Discuss Potential Partnership

Reuters is reporting that Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine met in Los Angeles in late February to discuss Beats planned music streaming service. Along with Tim Cook was Eddy Cue, Apple’s Internet Products Chief, who was a key player in launching iTunes, and the discussions were regarding the business model Beats planned on using for its “Project Daisy” music streaming service. The meeting was more informational than serious as talks ranged between a variety of music-related topics. Apple has been rumored as of late to be in the works to create their own music streaming service to combat the likes of Spotify and Rdio and this meeting only cements its validity. Beats on the other hand has already expanded past its stylish headphones by working with HTC to have their hardware and software built into many of the Taiwanese company’s smartphones. 

Beats By Dre Pill Portable Bluetooth Speaker Released

Dr. Dre has a new Pill for you to try, and it's banging. Beats By Dre has released its newest portable Bluetooth speaker called the Pill. The Pill is a $200 tabular shaped wireless speaker with a set of four 1" drivers that produce powerful sound with clear highs and booming bass. The Pill is already said to have surpassed the equally priced Jawbone Jambox in terms of sound quality, which isn't very surprising given the fact the Jawbone hasn't improved and released a new version of its famous and well designed portable speaker.

The Beats Pill is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device that supports the Bluetooth A2DP profile and has an internal mic for speakerphone functionality and also features tap-to-pair NFC and apt-X Bluetooth tech for high quality, easy and instant Bluetooth streaming connection. Some of the features include:

  • All call functions - including speakerphone when paired with your smartphone
  • Four speaker system with Beats unique sound profile
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides 7 hours of continuous play
  • AC Power adapter with USB receptacle for charging
  • Auto shut-off after 30 minutes of no signal detection in order to conserve battery life
  • 3.5mm line out for connection to an external speaker system
  • Built-in mic for hands free conferencing
  • Echo cancellation for call clarity and feedback control
  • 8 Bluetooth profiles 

The Beats By Dre Pill portable Bluetooth speaker is available now in white, black and red colors and includes a carabiner clip for secure attachment.

Nir Schneider


Monster & Beats End Their Expensive Relationship

Monster has officially announced the end of its partnership with Beats audio. Until today, Monster has been manufacturing Beats audio products and has had a hand in the design under a licence agreement with Beats, but due to disputes over financial terms and credit, will no longer manufacture Beats products. The Beats brand is part owned by Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen records Chairman Jimmy Lavine, and only last year acquired by HTC to be put into good use in their smartphones and other gadgets. Monster already has a strong presence in the headphone market with its own gear and will continue to build the Monster brand with newly released offerings that have been revealed at CES 2012, and at more affordable price points than its now rival, Beats audio.

Nir Schneider


Beats By Dr. Dre Studio Color Headphones Get Splashed With Color (Video)

Well look at what we have here, Beats By Dr. Dre has just released its first ever commercial featuring the new line of limited edition Studio Color headphones starring some seriously good Dubstep music courtesy of Nero, Dr. Dre himself and a whole lot of color splashing into faces in ultra slow motion for terrific eye candy. Video down below! Many Studio headphones were harmed in the making. 

Nir Schneider


Beats Wireless Headphones Get Official, Beats Studio Get More Colors

Monster has announced of new color additions to its most popular over-ear headphones, the Beats By Dr. Dre Studio line of headphones. Orange, purple, pink, blue, green and silver colored limited edition Studio headphones will accompany the current black, white and red Studio lineup and will be available for $350, and expected to be available starting next week. It isn't clear to us why the silver Studio headphones are priced higher at $400 as they aren't made out of aluminum and have the same exact build as the rest of the Studio headphones but with a non-glossy finish. 

Besides splashing the Studio headphones in all the colors of the rainbow, the leaks have come true with the official announcement of the Beats Wireless on-ear headphones which are expected to hit stores next month for $330. The Beats Wireless headphones are in many ways just Solo headphones with Bluetooth wireless connectivity and on-board controls for music and calls. They'll have built-in long-lasting, rechargeable batteries which is an improvement over the Studio headphones. 

Beats Mixr Headphones By David Guetta Announced

I know what you may be thinking to yourself already, oh look another celebrity musician gets his own pair of Beats headphones. That might be true, but I can't help the fact that these look absolutely stunning. Monster really knows how to design good looking headphones there's no denying that. David Guetta might be the perfect music producer to be getting his own pair of DJ style headphones because he seems a lot more passionate about sound and has been involved in tuning these headphones to his good French taste. Rather than calling these the Beats By David Geutta, the new headphones are dubbed the Beats mixr headphones and aren't only designed for use by those spinning record people at the clubs. 

"Our vision was to create the perfect world class headphone for DJs and music lovers alike and the outcome is truly amazing! I use headphones every day in the studio and every night at gigs, so I know how important the difference in quality is and want to share that.

"The sound is better than anything I’ve experienced before because it doesn’t distort no matter what volume I am playing music at. They’re easy to travel with because they’re so light and compact. I can’t wait to start using them when I’m DJing, creating music or just when I’m listening to music on the move." - David Geutta

Much like the $450 pair of the Beats Pro headphones, the Beats mixr are built with part metal construction and have an over-ear designed ear cups that can swivel 180 degrees allowing the headphones to be folded for portable carry. The Beats mixr are expected to hit British stores in October for £250. No further details were announced as of yet.

Nir Schneider