updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue July 22, 2008
Monster Beats Headphones
Monster Cable today said it will soon ship its Beats headphones. The over-the-ear audio equipment is developed in tandem with rap artist Dr. Dre and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine, and is said to be tuned for accuracy at both the high end, the mid-range, and in bass response, even with relatively low-power portable audio devices. The headset also provides active noise reduction that cancels out background sounds and purportedly mimics the experience of studio monitors.
In shipping form, the Beats headphone set comes with an in-line microphone that lets iPhones and other music phones with a 3.5mm headphone jack answer and end calls without reaching for the phone itself. Monster is making the earpiece available only through Apple's retail and online stores on July 25th alongside Best Buy shops.