drephones.jpgDr. Dre stopped by the Consumer Electronics Show to show off the new headphones he’s cooked up with Jimmy Iovine (and presumably a buncha tech guys). “‘When I’m making a track I’m trying to capture the sound that makes me go ‘now THAT’s the shit!’ And I want that reaction from everybody who hears it,” Dre sez. “I spend a lot of time in the studio listening to my music through headphones. With Beats, people are finally going to hear it the way they should: the way I do.” Does this mean for only $399.95 this Talk Talk record I’m listening to will suddenly be full of g-funk synths played on bassoons and Mark Hollis singing like Nate Dogg? A man can dream. [Gizmodo]

  • Julio Allison

    …At 128 kbps.

  • SomeSound-MostlyFury

    like standing on the sidewalk listening to your car stereo through the open windows…..now through your headphones!!

  • Sniffle

    I forgot about him.

  • noamjamski

    All the cynicism aside I do applaud a renewed focus on sound quality. As a commuter from Brooklyn to Union Square, my $250 Shure in-ear headphones are in the top 5 purchases I made in 2007. Absolutely amazing. Especially when you re-encode all of your music at a higher bit rate and listen to anything pre-1997.

  • worldsfair

    great, now we finally have the “chronic” of headphones… overpriced and cough-inducing…!

  • worldsfair

    great… now we have the “chronic” of headphones… overpriced and cough-inducing!

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  • Anonymous

    Stop making headphones and make Detox, thanks!