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Beats Solo2 headphones: Redesigned for better sound and comfort

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Wearables, Design, Music

Beats Solo2 headphones

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Apple is buying Beats, the company has announced the brand new Beats Solo2 on-ear headphones, the latest in the Beats by Dr. Dre line. Touting a newly-refreshed physical design alongside improved sound quality, Beats Electronics says that the new Solo2 model will offer “a wider range of sound and enhanced clarity.” It's a good thing, too, as many have complained about the Beats by Dr. Dre line having bass-heavy sound that loses the highs and mids.

If wearing previous models of Beats headphones was something you found to be a chore, you should know that the Beats Solo2 has also been redesigned with a new look that's said to also be more comfortable thanks to better weight distribution and a memory foam-like material in the larger ear cups that should make them feel cooler and put less of a hard squeeze on your ear lobes.

You can pick up the new Beats Solo2 now. They're available in pink, grey, white, blue, and red for $199.

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Bleeding Edge TV 498: Monster Diamond Tears Edge review

The Monster Diamond Tears Edge are some of the most unique headphones we've ever seen or reviewed. In this episode, we open up the Diamond Tear Edge, giving you an up-close look at the crystal-like design, and give you our quick review of the headset as well from a sound perspective. Of course, you can check out our full Diamond Tears Edge review in words as well.

You can pick up the Diamond Tears Edge headphones from Amazon at a steep discount.

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SOL Republic Tracks review

sol republic tracks review

SOL Republic is still a relatively new headphone company, but buyers of consumer-level headphones should pay attention. The company is aiming to sit between the cheap, horrible tolerable headphones and the expensive luxury brands with cans that look and sound good for a nice price. How do they fare in the real world? Join us for our SOL Republic Tracks review to find out.

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Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones unboxing gallery

Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones

We are hard at work on our Monster DNA headphones review (it'll appear later roday!), and while putting the headphones through their paces, we snapped a bunch of images of the striking cans. The new White Tuxedo color debuted at the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend where a bunch of stars signed a pair to be auctioned off for charity, and went on sale today at the Apple Store and the Monster Products store. Head on over to the Monster DNA headphones unboxing gallery for a look at all the shots.

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Nick Cannon interview: NCredible headphone line, fashion

Nick Cannon NCredible headphones

We got the opportunity to chat with Nick Cannon about the NCredible line of Monster headphones in the video below. The NCredible line includes a pair of over-ear DJ headphones called NPulse, on-ear headphones called NTune, and in-ear earbuds called NErgy. As you look at the cost of the various models, you quickly see that these are some of the most inexpensive headphones offered by Monster, which is important to Cannon, as he wants kids to be able to get headphones that are cool without breaking the bank. Find out more about the NCredible philosophy, as well as headphone fashion, in this video.

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Monster Diesel VEKTR on-ears get new Military Green, Chrome color options

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, CES, CES 2013, Design, Music

Monster Diesel VEKTR Military Green

Monster announced some new additions to its Diesel VEKTR on-ear headphone line at CES 2013. Being the fashion brand that Diesel is, you can expect a couple of new colors to be added. First, the matte-finish Military Green with gun metal accents. If that's not your thing, there's also the new Chrome VEKTR, with it's eye-catching mirror finish. Both new models will sell for $279.95 when they go on sale later this Spring. If you're looking for something for traditional, a white model just went on sale for $269.95. All of these are in addition to the black Diesel VEKTR that launched last year.

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SOL Republic Tracks HD Anthem edition inspired by Michael Phelps for $149.99

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SOL REPUBLIC Tracks HD Anthem Michael Phelps

We love us some SOL Republic here at Gear Live. They sound great, look great, and are super customizable. Now, the company is set to release the SOL Republic Tracks HD Anthem edition, which are inspired by Michael Phelps.  If you watched the summer 2012 Olympics, you probably caught footage of Phelps rocking a bunch of different pairs ot SOL Republic headphones prior to each of his races. These are just a custom-designed version of the standard Tracks HD headphones, but expect to pay $149.99 for the Anthem edition, a $20 premium over the standard Tracks HD. We've got one more image after the jump.

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Monster Diesel VEKTR on-ear headphones unboxing gallery

Monster Diesel VEKTR on-ear headphones

We've been waiting for the Monster Diesel VEKTR headphones to drop ever since we laid eyes on them back at CES, and now the on-ears have finally arrived. A collaboration between Monster and Diesel, the VEKTR headphones bring great sound and hybridize it with a stylized, high-fashion look. Don't believe us? That's why we put together our Monster Diesel VEKTR unboxing gallery so you can see for yourself. If you still aren't convinced, be sure to peep our Diesel VEKTR video unboxing. After you get take it all in, if you decide you want a pair, you can grab them for $250 on Amazon. Or you can just win the pair we're giving away!

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Unboxing Live 096: Monster Diesel VEKTR on-ear headphones

We give you a look at the new Monster Diesel VEKTR on-ear headphones, jointly designed by Monster Products and Diesel. The on-ear headphones are a fashion statement that also aims to bring superior sound through the earcups thanks to titanium-coated drivers. We show them off, and also tell you how you can win this pair of headphones from Gear Live simply by subscribing to our email newsletter! These sell for $279 (or $249 on Amazon!), so free is a pretty good deal, good luck to all the entrants!

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Monster Diesel VEKTR headphones giveaway!

Monster Diesel VEKTR

We're giving away a pair of the long-awaited Monster Diesel VEKTR headphones, and we're making it super-easy for you to enter and win. The Diesel VEKTR on-ear cans bring premium fashion alongside premium sound, co-developed by Monster Products and the Noise Division of the Diesel clothing line. The design features strong lines in a diamond cut, definitely unorthodox for a headphone. Wanna win them? Here's how to enter:

That's it! One of our newsletter subscribers will walk away with a pair of Monster Diesel VEKTR headphones for free. The contest is open through Friday June 15th at 11:59 PDT, and you must be a US resident to win.

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