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That video is from 2010.......

Except it JUST released a day or two ago?
    
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post #32 of 94
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Bah...Then we'd be unable to laugh at the idiots or weep when they don't understand/care about the quality of sound/music. Well....I guess that's what MP3/AAC is for biggrin.gif

high bitrate AAC is more than fine. Really. AAC is a vastly superior lossy format than mp3. 'iTunes Plus' @ ~256kbps AAC is more than fine. the latest iTunes AAC encoder is actually the best quality AAC encoder out there and tbh, the best lossy audio encoder out there as it's the best encoder using the best lossy format. I won't go into the computer science geekiness of it lols.

~256 kbps AAC is easily better in file quality than 320 kbps CBR mp3. even ~192kbps AAC is better than 320kbps CBR mp3. mp3 is an outdated lossy format.
Anyway, it'll just be marketed as the HTC Beats tbh. It'll live on, but without Monster's name and importantly, distribution channels.

Also Logitech bought out Ultimate Ears so realistically they will not buy out Beats Electronics.

The Asian market has far more competition than the West tbh as there are many many earphones and headphones that are Chinese market only / Japanese market only / Asian market only.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 1/13/12 at 12:43am
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I'm hoping that Shure and Senn and Klipsch and everyone else start making fashion forward headphones. The Mode M40 from Klipsch is a good start... But really, there's an opportunity for all these companies to give good audio to the masses that they should use.

There are plenty of fashion forward headphones out there...only without the as big marketing, distribution channels and profit margins.
And anyone who scoffs at 'rap star entrepreneurs' really dunno anything about business tbh. They are some of the best and smartest out there. Jay-Z is the epitome of this. Go look up 'Jay-Z Warren Buffett Forbes' and watch the interview.

http://www.forbes.com/2010/09/21/forbes-400-warren-buffett-jay-z-video-rich-list-10-video.html

Watch, listen and learn. Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) is a businessman to aspire to. He actually has integrity. e.g. the Skullcandy Aviators, which are Jay-Z's 'celebri-phones', actually looks very classy and sounds alright for the price factoring in looks. He could of easily agreed to make it dirt low cost drivers, cheap plastic construction etc but he didn't. It's classy looking and sounds not bad at all.

Jay-Z is a very wise man and a fantastic businessman. Don't kid yourself. The above is a hugely inspiring insight into two great respectable true gentlemen.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 1/13/12 at 1:06am
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so, no one makes good headphones anymore?
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so, no one makes good headphones anymore?

Not sure if troll......
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^ or maybe just sarcastic? yessir.gif
    
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so, no one makes good headphones anymore?

im wondering the same thing
    
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Great news! My roommate is always babbling about how beats by dre are the best headphones that money can buy, makes me want to slap him in the face mad.gif
    
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Great news! My roommate is always babbling about how beats by dre are the best headphones that money can buy, makes me want to slap him in the face mad.gif

You should buy better headphones and show him the light. Nothing beats a slap to the brain like buyer's remorse.
    
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Fantastic news, this is! wheee.gifbiggrin.gif
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