Browsing: Beats

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Apple struggling to make big deals

“We are always looking at acquisitions,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts last month. “There’s not a size that we would not do.” It’s a message he’s increasingly stressed over the past year as investors

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Why Apple could still lead in streaming music

Apple has finally launched its own music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. The move should not come as a surprise. Last year, Apple bought the audio products company Beats by Dr Dre for US$3bn with the

Gadgets & Reviews
Beats Studio review: thump

Beats headphones are often shunned by audiophiles, who claim that the bass-heavy audio does not accurately reproduce sound. This is criticism we hear regularly from readers and tech-savvy users. The thicker sound, which is the signature of all Beats headphones, works well for some music genres

Alistair Fairweather
Straight out of Cupertino

Their idea was simple — a line of high-quality headphones, each with Dre’s explicit stamp of approval. Recognising that more and more music was being consumed using mobile devices, Dre and Iovine capitalised on both the appetite for quality headphones and the enormous power and authenticity

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 97 – ‘E-lection’

Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are your hosts for this week’s episode of TalkCentral. In the show, they chat about South Africa’s first “social” election. Also in the podcast this week, your hosts discuss the resignation of Alan Knott-Craig as CEO of Cell C and chat about the prospects for the company. And Apple’s apparently

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Why Apple is in talks to buy Beats

Apple could be about to splash as much as US$3,2bn on Beats Electronics, the maker of a range of popular headphones. According to a report in the Financial Times, a deal could be announced as early as next week. But it may be less the headphones than Beats’s new music streaming service that has attracted the interest of Apple

Gadgets & Reviews
Monster N-Tune headphones: beastly bass

Although most high-end headphones try to offer balanced audio, Monster’s new NCredible N-Tune cans has given bass precedence. That’s great if you like hip-hop, pop, dance music or anything else that’s heavy on the bass. But it isn’t going to make these the headphones of choice for audio professionals

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Beats Wireless: too dear, we fear

From a small catalogue at launch three years ago, there is now an expansive line-up of Beats by Dr Dre headphones, from in-ear and over-the-ear models to various pop star-endorsed ones. It was only a matter of time before the company came out with

Gadgets & Reviews
Marley Destiny TTR cans: heavy, maan

Looks like rapper and entrepreneur Andre Young – better known by his stage name Dr Dre – has started a trend. First there was his range of Beats by Dr Dre headphones – good quality cans made by Beats, the company he cofounded with Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Now everyone is getting in on the act, from Justin