updated 01:45 pm EST, Wed December 3, 2008
Monster Dr. Dre headphones
While Monster Cable hasn't yet officially announced the in-ear version of its Beats by Dr. Dre, the rapper-influenced headphones have appeared at the Apple Store. The design makes use of a unique, nearly 4-foot long flat cable that features a Duraflex jacket claimed to be tangle- and knot-free. The headphones deliver sound with a low-mass, wide bandwidth driver and also include three pairs of eartips as well as two pairs of triple-layer flanged tips, dubbed Airlocks, for more customizable sound insulation.
Monster Cable also touts its usual attempts to improve sound reproduction and believes its magnetic FluxTube design, MicroStrand conductors and 24K gold contacts in the new Beats help improve their sound. The headphones are also designed with Apple's Sound Check auto-balancing volume feature in mind to produce an appropriate sound range for tracks operating outside of their normal volume levels.
The Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour headphones are now available via the Apple Store for $150.