Headphones

  1. Apple’s New Headphones: A New Hi-Def Connection For Beats? (Report)

    June 05, 2014 7:26 PM EDT Apple has introduced new specifications for headphones that connect through the Lightning cable input of its iPhones and other iOS devices, according to a report posted on 9to5mac.com . The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is in the midst of its Worl ...

  2. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Face Royalties Claim From Beats Headphones Co-Founder

    May 20, 2014 8:29 PM EDT As the rumored marriage between Apple Computers and Beats Electronics remains stubbornly awaiting its "I do's," a royalty dispute that looks back at the beginning of the headphones giant is heating up. Last Friday, former hedge-fund ...

  3. Beats by Dr. Dre Maker Looking for New Investor (Report)

    August 20, 2013 7:12 AM EDT Beats Electronics, the company behind the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is looking to broaden its product lineup and bring in a new investor, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Beats Music Beefs Up Curati ...

  4. Muzik, Maker of Smart Headphones, Launches Today (Exclusive)

    July 29, 2013 8:00 AM EDT There are smartphones, and there are headphones  -- you can even plug one into the other -- but today sees the launch of Muzik, a company that has created what it calls the world's "first socially connected smart headphones" whi ...

  5. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's l ...

  6. Beats by Dre Press Conference Announces Partnership With Trent Reznor, Hints at Mog's Future

    October 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT (L-R): Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre at the Beats press conference today. (Photo: Kevin Mazur) In line with their far-reaching marketing skills, Beats by Dre knows how to throw a press event. In an event at the company's glossy pop-up-t ...

  7. Beats By Dre Debuts First Post-Monster Cable Products

    October 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Beats president Luke Wood Beats Electronics is going for a solo performance this holiday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based purveyor of high-end Beats by Dre audio gear is introducing on Tuesday its first set of products created on its own, without t ...

  8. How Beats By Dre Got Their Headphones On Olympians' Ears (Despite Violating IOC Policy)

    July 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT In just a matter of days, Beats By Dre headphones have become one of the most visible - and controversial - brands at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes like British tennis player Laura Robson and soccer player Jack Butland tweeted their love ...

  9. Beats Electronics President and COO Luke Wood Talks About Mog Acquisition, Future of Beats

    July 09, 2012 1:30 PM EDT There's more to Beats Electronics than those ubiquitous headphones. The increasingly diversified company grew last week when the company announced it had acquired music subscription service Mog . Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but ...

  10. Tim McGraw Teams With JBL For Custom Headphone Line

    May 10, 2012 11:22 AM EDT With Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats By Dre opening up a celebrity-headphone trend that has since attracted the likes of 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit and even Pauly D from Jersey Shore, the door for a country act to enter the crowded marketplac ...

  11. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his ...

  12. SXSWi Panel Explores The Future of High Quality Audio, 4K Televisions

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM EDT While some SXSW attendees were choosing between happy hour or Sean Parker's interview of Al Gore ("If you like platitudes, then it was great," the Los Angeles Times' Jon Healey said afterward), some fortunate people were gettin ...

  13. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  14. Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican Rapper, To Release Signature Headphones Line

    January 13, 2012 3:13 PM EST Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has signed on with Section 8 to create a signature line of headphones, according to a spokesperson for the artist. News of the partnership was officially announced this week at the 2012 International CES, the largest co ...

  15. CES Quick Hits: TDK Honors Mixtape Roots with Boombox, Headphones

    January 10, 2012 6:17 PM EST Steven Swenson, global brand manager for TDK, still hears it all the time. "Whenever we say 'TDK,' consumers will inevitably say 'cassettes,'" he told Billboard from TDK's booth at CES' Central Hall Tuesday. ...

  16. Backbeat: Beats by Dre Launches New York Pop-Up Store With Will.I.Am, Freeway, Nero

    November 04, 2011 3:41 PM EDT Boom Boom Pow: Will.i.am. (left) with Dr. Dre atat the Beats By Dre pop-up store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Just yards away from the Apple Store in SoHo, a new, albeit temporary, boutique was making a splash with music fans in New ...

  17. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  18. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models at New York Event

    October 12, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Beats Panel: From left: MTV's Sway, Monster Cable's Noel Lee, Beats Electronics principals Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Luke Wood. (Photo: Chad D. Ghiron) On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine an ...

  19. 50 Cent Planning Headphone Line, Again

    September 14, 2011 11:49 AM EDT Headphones, headphones and more headphones. Seems like you can't open a browser these days without someone starting a new headphone company Now 50 Cent is back at it after a deal with Sleek Audio to create, promote and distribute a new line o ...

  20. David Guetta Designs DJ-Friendly Headphones for Beats By Dre

    September 08, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Beats, the electronics company founded by rapper-producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has partnered with Grammy winning artist David Guetta to launch "Mixr," a line of headphones designed specifically for ...

  21. Six Questions with Kevin Lee

    September 01, 2011 9:01 AM EDT Long before Lady Gaga fans took over the term, Kevin Lee-son of Monster founder/CEO Noel Lee-was known as "the little monster," and his father "the head monster." Now, the younger Lee is looking to establish his own place in ...

  22. Business Matters: Loudbytes Launched Cloud-based Service, Lines Up Advisory Board

    August 31, 2011 8:51 PM EDT Loudbytes Launched Cloud-based Service, Lines Up Advisory Board -- Loudbytes has unveiled an advisory board with a number of well-known industry professionals, including Jason Flom (president, Lava Records), Scott Pascucci (Moneta 9), Jeff Kempler ...

  23. 6 Questions With Kevin Lee, 'The Little Monster' and Founder of Sol Republic

    August 26, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Kevin Lee, Monster executive and founder of SOL Republic. Long before Lady Gaga fans took over the term, Kevin Lee -- son of Monster founder/CEO Noel Lee -- was known as "the little monster," and his father "the head monster." ...

  24. Former Monster Exec and Beats Associate Kevin Lee Launching Competing Headphone Brand

    August 23, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Kevin Lee, son of Monster founder Noel Lee and a key player in the company's Beats By Dre relationship with Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics, has established a competing headphone manufacturing company called SOL Republic. The new brand ...

  25. Jimmy Iovine on Beats/HTC Deal: 'The Record Industry Must Make the Transition to Phones Globally'

    August 11, 2011 6:34 PM EDT Last night's news that mobile phone manufacturer HTC has taken a majority stake in Beats Electronics shows just how far the company has come since its original line of Beats By Dre headphones… and how far it's willing to go. Beats co-fou ...

  26. Beats By Dr. Dre, HTC Ink $300 Million Mobile Phone Deal

    August 10, 2011 10:36 PM EDT Beats Electronics and mobile device company HTC Corporation have entered a strategic partnership to bring high performance sound to HTC phones. HTC will release a line of devices integrated with Beats sound innovations this fall. The $300 million ...

  27. Business Matters: Skullcandy IPO Shows Market Interest in Premium Headphones

    July 25, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Market On Premium Headphones: Outlook Good -- Last week's IPO by headphone maker Skullcandy indicates investors see potential in the growing market for premium headphones. The company sold 9.4 million shares at $20, which was above the $17-$1 ...

  28. Beats By Dre Partners With Chrysler

    April 22, 2011 7:03 AM EDT Jimmy Iovine's quality audio quest is going on the road - literally. At the New York Auto show, Beats By Dre and car manufacturer Chyrsler unveiled a partnership that will bring the Beats audio technology into the 2012 Chrysler 300S. Under th ...

  29. Hip-Hop Blogger Karen Civil Heading To Beats By Dre, Sources Say

    March 30, 2011 7:04 PM EDT Influential hip-hop blogger Karen Civil, who has also worked on marketing campaigns for several acts on Young Money Records, has been appointed digital marketing manager at headphone company Beats by Dre, Billboard.biz has learned. Beats By Dre: T ...

  30. Thanks Dr. Dre And Gaga: Celebrity Endorsements Boost Headphone Sales

    February 25, 2011 5:05 PM EST Celebrity endorsements are behind increases in headphone sales , says a new report by market-research company the NPD Group . That's good news for artists with headphone lines such as Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Diddy. Las ...

  31. Biz Matters: The Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO

    February 15, 2011 4:05 PM EST The Great Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO -- Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has filed for an initial public offering , signaling a strong belief in the increasingly crowded high-end headphone market. The company says it plans on ...

  32. Bieber and The Who? UMG In Talks With Tommy Hilfiger To Develop Musician Clothing Lines

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger are reportedly in negotiations to develop fashion collections for UMG's artist roster. Hilfiger's Music and Entertainment and Sports Holdings (MESH), formed last year, is planning ...

  33. Beats By Dre Developers File Lawsuit Against Headphone Startup Fanny Wang

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Monster Cable and Beats Electronics, the companies behind the Beats by Dre line of headphones, have filed a lawsuit against startup headphone manufacturer Fanny Wang . The lawsuit, filed four days after the company's launch, among other thing ...

  34. HP, Beats By Dr. Dre Want Digital Audio To Sound Good For A Change

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will today's digital music fans invest in high quality audio the way movie fans shell out for flat screens and home theater systems? Hewlett-Packard, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine believe fans will indeed pay for sound quality. On Wednesday, HP in ...

  35. CES In Pictures: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kid Rock and More

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The annual tech mega-show CES wrapped on Sunday (Jan. 10) in Las Vegas and, as usual, it not only offered what to expect from the gadget world this year ( see Antony Bruno's round-up of the top developments here ), it also pulled in its share ...

  36. Dr. Dre Headphones Lines Up Diddy

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST When Dr. Dre and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine first teamed with Monster to create the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones it was an interesting experiment in artist-branded music accessories - clunky name aside. The Beats line has since added th ...

  37. Best Buy Clears Floorspace For Dr. Dre

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy is aiming to become a destination for DJs. The retailer has partnered with Monster Cable and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones to launch its new in-store “Club Beats” area. The big box retailer is creating a new section in all its stores where ...

  38. Interscope’s Iovine, Dr. Dre Help Unveil New HP Notebook

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heralding the arrival of "a new benchmark in sound for the PC," Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine -- together with legendary producer Dr. Dre and HP -- unveiled the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC. Launching in ...

  39. Snoop Dogg, Mix Master Mike Prep Headphones Line

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg and Mix Master Mike will have their own line of headphones made by Skullcandy, a music accessories company. Snoop Dogg's will be aimed at consumers and feature amplified bass while Mix Master Mike's will be targeted towards DJ ...

  40. Brands Gear Up for Lollapalooza

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The VIP room at this year's Lollapalooza will be chockablock with brands vying for the attention of performers, their hangers-on and the assorted journalists in Chicago for the three-day festival. For the third year in a row event marketer BM ...

  41. EU Probes Personal Music Player Health Risks

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Union has launched a research study into the health risks of personal music players. The study, by the EU's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) will aim to identify the acceptable level of ...

  42. Apple Sued Over iPod Earphones

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Louisiana man has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Computer for allegedly putting consumers at risk of suffering noise-induced hearing loss. A Louisiana man has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Computer for allegedly putting ...

  43. Fire Destroys Part Of Headphones Plant

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Sennheiser headphone production facility in Tullamore, Ireland, was badly damaged last Monday (May 3) by a fire, for which a cause has not been established. No one was injured in the blaze. A Sennheiser headphone production facility in Tullamore ...