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[HR] Dr. Dre's Beats Sues Headphones Rival Yamaha

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It probably was only a matter of time that one of the trendiest pieces of consumer tech would instigate litigation. If headphones are the new smartphones, perhaps it might be said that Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics is to Apple Computers as Yamaha is to Samsung.

Beats says that Yamaha has "brought to market a new line of headphones that copied the distinctive aspects of the Beats' Headphones that comprise Beats' Trade Dress Rights."
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Maybe Yamaha ones might be better quality!
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That's actually pretty funny.. the satire, not the lawsuit.
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Maybe Yamaha ones might be better quality!

No way man! Beats are the best headphones in the world man! thumb.gif

Seriously though, Yamaha makes some good stuff, I'm just glad that a company that has been around since the start of the sound war is putting those trashy cans in their place. Beats are ruining the HiFi arena. It's kinda like the iPhone to actual smart phones.
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How could they sue them, they are nothing alike. Beats = garbage sound. Yamaha = good sound.
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No way man! Beats are the best headphones in the world man! thumb.gif

Seriously though, Yamaha makes some good stuff, I'm just glad that a company that has been around since the start of the sound war is putting those trashy cans in their place. Beats are ruining the HiFi arena. It's kinda like the iPhone to actual smart phones.


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close but doesnt monster have one that is more similar to yamaha's ver.?
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Wait Yamaha made headphones that...gasp look like every other pair of headphones every made. How dare they!!! Beats are crap anyway so anyone sane was going to buy Yamaha or some other brand and thous who just care about style looks aren't going to buy anything else but the "real deal".
    
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post #10 of 142
Oh come on. They're suing because the headphones look a little alike? I can see butthurt from that advertising campaign, but that's how competitive business is supposed to be played. It's not like Beats is going to lose significant money to Yamaha. Everyone knows Beats are the best headphones money can buy.

Even though they're not, most consumers don't give a hoot about specs. rolleyes.gif
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