Beats 'Decade Collection' Headphones Appear on Best Buy Website

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    A special "Decade Collection" range of Beats Headphones are currently being promoted by online retail merchants ahead of scheduled availability on June 4.

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    A new Beats "Decade Collection" page on the Best Buy website spotted by AppleInsider provides a thorough breakdown of the Beats By Dre 10th anniversary limited edition range, which has yet to appear in Apple's online product listings. Details about the new Beats models also went live on the website of New Zealand-based retailer Smiths City.

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    The collection showcases a "Defiant Black-Red" color scheme to existing products in the Beats lineup, including Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats3 Wireless, BeatsX Wireless, and urBeats3. All the headphones are available to pre-order at the same price as their more typically styled equivalents.

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    A report last week claimed that Apple's rumored "low-priced" version of the HomePod will be placed under the Beats by Dre brand instead of the expected Apple branding - although it seems unlikely that Apple would combine the two brands into one product.

    Apple is also rumored to be working on a set of high-end over-ear headphones that, like the company's HomePod and AirPods, will be Apple branded rather than Beats branded.

    Update: The new Decade Collection Beats are now available to order on Apple's site.

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    They’re a slightly different colour. Wahoo!
     
  4. eggzachtly macrumors newbie

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    I am a little skeptical that Apple's entry into the (affordable) smartspeaker market would be done through Beats. PS.. REAL creative, using a black and red color scheme for the decade collection headphones. They definitely haven't done that with any of their headphones in the last 2 years o_O
     
  5. honglong1976, May 25, 2018
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    People always slag off beats but you know what? I have to stand up for them. I tried the Beats X and they sounded great. I now have the powerbeats 3 headphones, and they sound superb. They have bass but it's controlled not boomy and sound is similar to when you have a good pair of stereo speakers and a subwoofer. I really like them.

    I did own a pair of Beats EP On-Ear Headphones but they sounded muffled to me.

    I have owned KEF speakers, a REL subwoofer, Etymotic earphones, B+O headphones, Bose headphones, Audio Technica, Grado, etc. So I have listening to quite a lot of brands and want high quality sound and to me and my ears, the powerbeats 3 are perfect (and don't fall off your ears or out of them).

    I also owned the first gen beats earphones and overhead noise cancelling headphones and they did suck! Boomy bass, just a cheesy HIP/HOP sound with everything you listened to. A bit like those guys who have 24" subs in the boot of their car that cost £30 but sounds like garbage!

    Honestly, try the powerbeats 3, you won't be disappointed!
     
  6. eggzachtly macrumors newbie

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    Would be nice if they come out with AirPod-esque style headphones.
     
  7. makitango macrumors member

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    Beats is just what I need to hear about at a developer‘s conference.
     
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    You mean like when they announced the homepod, or iPad Pro or any other hardware announced over the years?

    As for the headphones, those look sharp, I could see myself buying a pair.
     
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    "Beats was launched so people could hear music the way the artist intended"

    Don't most reviews say the bass is overbearing?
     
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Developers often work while listening to podcasts or music! ;)

    That was at least a complete new product line, which is worth the attention that Apples keynotes usually provides. And who knows, they may open it up to developers sometime in the future.

    I completely agree, they look really great! That deep red color is gorgeous.

    BeatsX Wireless earphones in red/black will most likely be the next pair I buy.
     
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    No, I have to disagee. They've used WWDC to announce laptops, iphone models, speakers, mac pros. They make no such distinction whether its a single product vs. a product line. The conference is dedicated to developers but Apple has consistently used the keynote as a vehicle to announce hardware.
     
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    Probably going to have to get those red and blacks...when they come down in price in 5 months...
     
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    Not so much anymore. The Solo 3 (which I believe were released after Apple bought them) have a much more balanced sound than previous models.
     
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    I could see this product announcement being tied to and following a software announcemen in the keynote. They may introduce these devices while they are talking about APPLE Music. Who knows, maybe they redesigned APPLE Music again, which we all know still needs help.
     
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    Ok I was not a fan of beats in the beginning Ill admit that....

    It took so long for Bose to come out with a wireless pair of noise cancellation when the iPhone head jack was removed & there was a sale of Beats X in Apple store at the time.

    So I went for it an you know they are really good, also a big + is the tangle free cord. Wore them all time in AZ Summer did not fall out ears when walking, plenty of cushion tips to try. Very Comfortable...

    Holiday time frame comes around an I need some headphones for the gym so I got the Power Beats 3 and they sound great good bass and with over-ear clip they stay in place and you don't feel as you have them on...

    So I may just get another pair for the color BUT its time to replace by BOSE QC3...

    Let me know if you have Studio 3/2 and how you like them????
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Yo dawg, I heard you like beats so we put some beats in your beats so you can beat while you beat.
     
  18. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    I have the beats Studio 2 headphones and absolutely love them.
    Maybe ten years ago? That hasn't been the case for awhile.
     
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    So having been corrected by a few members that the bass is no longer overbearing, anyone switched to beats from Jaybird X2? I LOVE my X2's so need to be good to tear me away!
     
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    Defiant Black-Red? Someone's smoking something in the basement.
     
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    If I didn't already have the white ones, I would totally rock those black/red BeatsX.
     
  22. AZMecha macrumors member

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    Thanks I'm gonna try them out...
     
  23. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    They were on the 1st gen ones 10 years ago. The ones now sound totally different. Decent and controlled bass!

    I can see where the reputation come from, but they do sound different now.
     
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    I tried the powerbeats 3 when they were initially released to use them for working out. I agree that the sound is good, but the quality is absolutely sub-par. I sweat a lot when I workout and these headphones are advertised as being very water resistant so I gave them a try. In the first year I went through 4 sets, then my 1 year warranty was starting to run out so I decided to throw them in the electronics drawer because I couldn't trust that the headphones would survive beyond the warranty period. Whenever someone asks me about these headphones, I try and dissuade them from making the purchase unless they are using the headphones primarily as a listening device and not workout headphones. Now I workout with some cheap Amazon headphones that have lasted quite a while and the sound is ALMOST as good.
     
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    +1, I'm a headphone enthusiast, have Sennheiser, B&O, Audio-Technica, Grado, AKG, others, and the 1st gen Beats were poorly built, overpriced, terrible sounding monsters (hah!), but they have definitely improved dramatically. The 1st Beats headphone I ever bought was the Solo 2 Wireless, and they are solid, very good sound quality, and of course, quite fashionable!
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    Also true for Solo 2 (I have Solo 2 Wireless), which sound nearly identical to my ears to the Solo 3 (which my roommate has), both are excellent sounding, portable on-ear headphones. Definitely no longer the crappy sounding bass mess that characterized much earlier models.
     

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