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Old 10th February 2013, 06:14 PM   #34721
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Yeah, after all the grief he'd brought upon others with his trademark lawsuit thuggery, reading that piece was schadenfreudelicious!

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Indeed. In fact I thought that lawsuit activity was one of their major revenue sources. I adored reading about their purchase of the renaming of the stadium to Monster, and most people presuming it was the Monster of the job search company.
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Old 10th February 2013, 06:22 PM   #34722
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I adored reading about their purchase of the renaming of the stadium to Monster, and most people presuming it was the Monster of the job search company.
HA! Yeah, and even to this day, monster.com has a little link at the bottom of their page that says "Looking for Monster Cables?"

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Old 10th February 2013, 06:30 PM   #34723
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Oh I certainly agree. IMO they are no better or worse than a lot of other brands, but their marketing skills are second to none. The Beats stuff may end up surpassing them, tho. At least for awhile.

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By the way, a friend of mine was an engineer at Monster and I believe he was directly involved with the Beats project. I've sent him the article and hope to get some feedback from him.

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Old 10th February 2013, 06:59 PM   #34725
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Thanks Steve, looking forward to his comments, if any.
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Old 10th February 2013, 07:24 PM   #34726
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Now is there anything wrong with what I just said? Am I supposed to hide my connections, behind some veil of intellectual modesty?
No, as long as those famous names are not used to replace technical demonstrations. As a sound engineer, i knew a lot of famous singers, this don't added me any talent as a singer. And i knew a lot of other sound engeneers, some both famous and not even competent.
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I don't like 'fashion' either. Dr. Dree's headphones are a good example.
I don't see those things as fashion audio. Just marketing using some star's name to sell gadgets, like basket shoes.
I had no idea of what it was, those Monster Beats by Dr. Dre "used in the most famous studios" haha)
Those are fashion audio, on my opinion:
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Old 10th February 2013, 07:24 PM   #34727
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Well I hope we are all not cutting our own throats here and characterizing ourselves as malcontents, as I suspect most of us are not well-fixed for immediate retirement. On the other hand, I recall when Brad Plunkett mentioned a client he'd had for something he thought so odious and lacking in all redeeming social merit, let alone any conceivable efficacy at what it purported to do, that he said he'd tell his kids he was a white slaver before describing the device.
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Old 10th February 2013, 07:53 PM   #34728
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Even my kids who are no audiophiles have judged that the Dr. Dre headphones do not offer anything beyond what they can get from an inexpensive Sony headphone for much less money. They are totally aware that it is a fashion statement, nothing different than having to have an Apple branded product just to show off the nice industrial designs that make them what they are in the market. No I am not saying that Apple does not make some good products, just that half the price is for the cache of the product, not necessarily a superior product. If I had to choose I would probably go for a Bose branded headphone, at least in that realm they have done some real engineering. But I will stick with the names we all know in headphones, AKG or many other names we all know from quality sound purveyors. For that matter has any ever done a frequency response test on the Dr. Dre headphones, I can't keep them on my head for more than a few seconds at best, a slight improvement over the worst cheap headphones you could buy to my ears.
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Old 10th February 2013, 08:11 PM   #34730
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