Apple's Beats by Dre Brand Unveils New NBA Collection

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    Apple's Beats by Dre brand today unveiled a new NBA collection, with Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones available in six colorways representing the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics.

    Each pair of headphones is a different color with subtle same-color logo branding for each NBA team.

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    The NBA Collection Studio 3 Wireless Headphones are priced at $349 and offer the same features as all other Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones such as a W1 chip for pairing, 22 hours of battery life, Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling, and more.

    Apple announced a Beats by Dre partnership with the NBA back in September, which makes Beats by Dre the official headphone, wireless speaker, and audio partner of the NBA and sister associations WNBA, NBA G League, and USA Basketball.

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    In addition to offering NBA-themed headphones for fans, Beats will also provide headphones for players and advertise during major events like the NBA All-Star, NBA Draft, international games, WNBA games, and more.

    Article Link: Apple's Beats by Dre Brand Unveils New NBA Collection
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    I used to be a fan, but Beats has just fallen so far behind the competition which is really surprising for a company owned by Apple.
     
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    I think Apple is going to kill beats if these "ProPod" headphones are gonna work out, we can all say bye to Dr. Dre...
     
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    It has been ridiculous. That won't stop the kids from wanting a pair. For many, it is a status symbol, unlike the Members Only jacket I used to wear.
     
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    Good sarcasm there. LOL
     
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    No sarcasm at all. Beats doesn't hold a candle to any of the other wireless headphones on the market.
     
  8. Spizike9 macrumors regular

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    No it’s not.
     
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    Any good recommendations? Seriously.
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    In the wireless market the two standard bearers are the Bose QC 35 II and the Sony 1000xm3. Honestly, I would recommend trying 1000xm2 if you can get a good deal. They're really, really good.
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    No what's not?
     
  11. Spizike9 macrumors regular

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    Apple riding on Beat’s reputation, just like they’ve been riding on their own.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Maybe a little bit, but most of Apple's products are in the running for the best in their field. At the very least, they make a viable alternative worth considering for most consumers.
     
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    I guess at the very least it's nice to see something colourful out of an Apple-owned product line...
     
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    I’ll give you that. For the most part Apple’s offerings are usually my first choice. I’m just getting too poor to afford them anymore. Ha ha
     
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    Agreed. I'm trying to come up with creative ways to stay in the ecosystem but I don't want to pay $1000 for a phone
     
  18. abrantes09, Feb 14, 2019
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    To be completely honest with you, beats are now for the people who can't afford airpods. It's hard to explain, but recently, airpods have taken #1 for highest status symbol in society aside from money. Beats have been demoted.
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    Completely agree. They are irrelevant now. Kinda sad. I liked my old pair of beats.
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    Gonna say AirPods are my go-to headphones. They beat out my Beats Solo 3's
    Buy the refurbished X for around $700. It'll be worth it.
     
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    They’re just chilling on solo3

    ...The battery life and s1 chip range are nuts tho

    Who can compete on that ?
     
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    Those are the two standard bearers for noise cancelling. They aren't the standard bearer for wireless headsets that focus on sound. Much better sound can be had from brands like Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica, AKG... I could on for a long time.
     
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    Beats are so damn tacky, damn. I recently got these:

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    Master & Dynamic MW60

    Aren't they just gorgeous? The build material is perfect: only aluminium, steel and crazy soft lambskin leather. No plastic crap or pieces of metal inside to make them heavy, 'expensive' feeling.

    The sound is really great too and the range is pretty awesome.
    Style-wise, these fit much, much better with Apple tech.

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    Love 'em! :D
     
  23. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Agreed. I like Sennheiser a lot, but when we talk about Beats (specifically the ones in the original post), they fall squarely in the noise cancelling over sound quality category. That's why, when someone asks for an alternative to Studio 3, I say Sony and Bose.
     
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    One of the more asinine acquisitions Apple has ever made
     
  25. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Most of the noise cancellers now have between 20-40 hours of battery and honestly, the Solo3 is overpriced for what it is.
     

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