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Apple Surprises No One By Removing Bose Products From Online Store

With the fairly recent acquisition of Beats Music and Electronics it probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Apple has ceased the sale of Bose products, including headphones and soundbars. [More]

Bose Sues Beats Alleging Infringement Of Noise-Canceling Headphones

Bose Sues Beats Alleging Infringement Of Noise-Canceling Headphones

The last thing you want when flying early in the morning is to have what little sleep you can get on the plane interrupted by your fellow fliers’ noise. That experience is exactly what makes noise-canceling headphones so popular, and what’s subsequently prompting a bit of a war between Bose and Beats. [More]

UFC champ Anthony Pettis announcing the Octagon headphones with Monster CEO Noel Lee.

Monster Announces Headphones From UFC, Adidas & TV Shows

It was 9 a.m. on the Monday of CES week here in Vegas, which could only mean one thing: Monster founder and CEO Noel Lee was going to cruise out onstage on his Segway to the hoots and hollers of the press waiting for him to introduce his annual lineup of celebrities and product models. [More]

Beats Headphones Are Worth The Price, Depending On What You Want To Pay For

Beats Headphones Are Worth The Price, Depending On What You Want To Pay For

Do you want a set of nice headphones? Do you want a set of headphones endorsed by Dr. Dre? If the answer to both of those questions is “yes,” then perhaps Beats headphones are for you. The question, as it is with many luxury brands, is whether you want to spend $300 for a pair of headphones, and why. [More]

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Philips Takes Headphones Back For A Refund, Check Has Been ‘In The Mail’ Since August

Adam bought a set of really nice Philips headphones, but they wouldn’t play nice with his Nintendo DS. He ended up sending them back to Philips for a refund. While it was good that they offered him a refund in the first place, what they had trouble doing was actually getting that refund to him in a timely fashion. Or ever. [More]

Dr. Dre Gets Beats Headphones On Olympians' Ears, Annoys Actual Sponsor Panasonic

Dr. Dre Gets Beats Headphones On Olympians' Ears, Annoys Actual Sponsor Panasonic

Pairs of Beats by Dre headphones have showed up on many of the coolest ears on the planet, because it’s good for the brand to put them there. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have even had their own branded earbuds. (You might not think Bieber is cool, but his name does sell stuff to tween girls.) Getting the cans on to the heads of pro athletes is also key, which is why a wonderfully sneaky guerilla campaign began with the company slipping headphones to some highly visible Olympic athletes off-campus…despite Panasonic spending nine figures to be an official electronics sponsor of the Games. The International Olympic Committee is not thrilled with the good doctor. [More]

Monster Ditches "Cable," Dives Head-First Into Overpriced Headphones

Monster Ditches "Cable," Dives Head-First Into Overpriced Headphones

At a press conference that was more pep rally than information session, the folks at Monster Cable — strike that, they are just “Monster” now — didn’t show a single inch of the high-priced connectors they are (in)famous for. Instead, the company rolled out a whole host of top-dollar headphones and other products. [More]

This Is Why You Should Save Your Electronics Receipts

This Is Why You Should Save Your Electronics Receipts

This might be confusing, but yes, we are posting about Monster Cable, but not about them suing someone with the audacity to call their unrelated product “Monster.” Instead, a Monster Cable product is involved in a cautionary tale about buying electronics from a third party with no receipt. Will bought a sealed set of Beats by Dr. Dre Touring Headphones from someone on Craigslist, who claimed to have received them as a gift and didn’t have the receipt. (The item retails for about $180.) The amazing deal turned out to be slightly less amazing when the earbuds turned out to be defective, and Monster replaced them with…another defective set. Sometimes, you’re better off paying retail. [More]

Hack $30 Headphones Into Sounding Like A $300 Pair

Hack $30 Headphones Into Sounding Like A $300 Pair

Does It Pew shows you how you can take a cheapo pair of $30 headphones and turn them in a set that gives you the same quality sound that you might normally pay $300 for. Basically you gut a standard pair of cans and swap in these SFI tweeters. Don’t be thrown off by some of the terminology on Stacy’s post, you’ll need to be handy with a Dremel but this is actually a pretty easy and fun DIY weekend project. [More]

Best Buy Doesn't Really Want To Sell Any $300 Headphones

Best Buy Doesn't Really Want To Sell Any $300 Headphones

Chris tells Consumerist that he wanted to exchange $300 for a pair of headphones, but Best Buy was uninterested in actually selling them to him. Which is odd, since we thought that was the point of this whole “retail” thing. [More]

V-Moda Replaces Headphones After Wear Leads To Static

V-Moda Replaces Headphones After Wear Leads To Static

Xavier bought a pair of nice quality headphones from V-Moda, and liked them so much that he carried them along everywhere he went. When he started having problems with the device, he inquired about repairing the earbuds, but V-Moda had a better idea.

Monster Cable Misuses Engadget Quote To Sell Its Crap

Monster Cable Misuses Engadget Quote To Sell Its Crap

If there’s any blog more anti-Monster Cable than us, it’s Engadget—they refuse to review any Monster Cable products because of the company’s dishonest sales tactics and legal bullying. Monster either doesn’t realize that (doubtful) or doesn’t care, because they pulled a quote from Engadget out of context and slapped it on the home page of the Beats By Dre site in a way that implies Engadget has reviewed and approved of Monster headphones.

Woot Wants You To Understand: You Will Get White Headphones

Woot Wants You To Understand: You Will Get White Headphones

Do you remember Millard? He was the angry customer who demanded that Woot send him black iPod headphones to match his black iPod, and claimed to have been misled by the company. Woot is selling black iPods today and wants to make it very clear—”in case your monitor can’t display pictures, or you’re black-white colorblind”—you will receive white earbuds with your iPod. Sorry, Millard, Woot is still refusing to cooperate by inventing a black version of the Apple product.

Why Apple's New iPod Shuffle Isn't Consumer Friendly

Why Apple's New iPod Shuffle Isn't Consumer Friendly

Update: It turns out the special chips used in the headphone controls of the third generation Shuffle don’t contain any DRM after all, so any attempts at reverse-engineering won’t bring on the wrath of the DMCA.

Neutrogena Face Wash Comes With Free Headphones. What?

Neutrogena Face Wash Comes With Free Headphones. What?

Reader Jeremy is wondering about this “added value” offer he saw at Target the other day — a tube of face wash that comes with free headphones. Huh?

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Bang & Olufsen's Bang-Up Customer Service

Bang & Olufsen's Bang-Up Customer Service

Reader Sharad misplaced the leather carrying case for his Bang & Olufsen A8 headphones. Rather than leave his headphones exposed to the elements, or worse, the inside of a backpack, Sharad sent Bang & Olufsen a fax asking for a replacement:

BOSE: Customer Service Never Sounded So Sweet

BOSE: Customer Service Never Sounded So Sweet

I wanted to acknowledge something I thought was very cool. I purchased a pair of BOSE TriPort IE headphones about ($99) a year ago. The Silicone earbuds are interchangeable for different sized ear canals. After some use the earbuds fall off quite easily, and rip. I chalked it up to my frequent use and was planning on buying replacements.