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Must Have Headphones - Studio Beats by Dr. Dre

Similar to the Solo HD Beats by Dr. Dre, the Studio Beats are the over-the-ear, bigger version in the Beats By Dre lineup. These headphones provide extremely high quality sound, incredible noise cancellation, and great bass reproduction. Although there are pros and cons to these headphones, they are an incredible piece of technology for any musician, traveler, or music lover. Included in the box of the Studio Beats is the actual headphones, a high-quality Monster headphone cable which does not tangle, a 1/8” to ¼” adapter (a great addition for musicians), a touring case, two AAA batteries, a Monster Clean Cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield technology, and  the Monster iSoniTalk cable--for the iPhone, Blackberry and other music phones.  Also included in the box is the instruction manual on how to use the headphones. The touring case is extremely easy to transport.  Made of hard shell plastic, it protects your Studio Beats from impairment during travel. Another nice feature of the headphones is the three spongy pads--two located on the ear cups and one on the headband for added comfort. Overall, the construction of the headphones is superior to other standard headphones. The Studio Beats are mainly made of plastic material, but have a luxury, high-quality feel. There are a few drawbacks to the Studio Beats, including the requirement for two AAA batteries, fingerprint-prone finish, and the sound leakage. The Studio headphones require AAA batteries to work, and the estimated battery life ranges anywhere from two to three weeks. The shiny finish is fingerprint prone, but Monster took this into consideration when making the headphones. They have included a cleaning cloth for an easy dusting.  If the cleaning cloth doesn't satisfy your needs, you can purchase the Monster HDTV cleaning kit to help the headphones recapture their brand new look. The sound leakage is a con shared by nearly every headphone on the market.  Most people are annoyed when they are able to hear somebody else’s music. A quick fix to this is to not use them in public or don’t have your volume maxed out. A few bonus features of the Studio Beats headphones are the detachable cable, the mute button, and the extreme comfort. The detachable cable allows you to move around--whether working or playing--without worrying about your cord getting caught on something and yanking the headphones off your head. You don’t want to risk breaking these (although there are warranty options if the headphones happen to malfunction or break--read below)!  The mute button on the right ear cup is a great feature.  With this feature, you don’t have to search around for your iPod/MP3 player to stop the music to talk to somebody.  Simply push the mute button and the music is muted!  The extreme comfort of the Studio headphones is perfect for the music lovers who like to listen to music for hours at a time. . The super plush ear cups stay comfortable, as does the cushion on the headband. There will never be a need to stop your enjoyment because your headphones start to give you ear pain. There are also six new limited edition colors which are available to Your Electronic Warehouse to sell on November 16, 2011. The new colors include pink, orange, purple, green (not available to Your Electronic Warehouse), blue, and silver. The selling price for each pair of headphones is $299. The price for the Silver headphones are $349. The Studio Beats are a Limited Edition headphone for Holiday 2011, make sure you get yours quick! These headphones are a must have for the audiophile and are a great investment! These headphones have a one year limited warranty, which includes a one time replacement of the headset.

Table-top radios: Bose Wave vs. Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i

st1\:* { BEHAVIOR: url(#ieooui) }Everyone knows the iPod revolutionized the music industry - not to mention the way we experience and think about music - but the same problem remains: how to maximize the listening experience. Many people spend their day with tiny earbuds tinning away, others plug their iPods into large stereos and blast themselves with sound. But what if you also like listening to the radio, or want an alarm clock for your bedstand? Wouldn't it be nice to have a radio that sounds amazing and also accepted your iPod, providing a simple dock-and-play experience that respects the music through quality components and innovative designs? If you want a true music system, one that integrates the iPod, radio, and alarm functions, then I recommend the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i .It's no secret that listening to music is incredibly personal, but there are ways to determine the value of a product. For me the Duo-i represents the epitome of radio-iPod convergence: it's simple, attractive, full of features, and is priced just right. To help convey my enthusiasm I created a comparison between the Duo-i and the Bose Wave Music System. A few quick nudges before you begin...the price of the Duo-i is significantly less, it has a built-in dock, and has more options than the Wave, such as an RCA line-out (L/R) with the option to be fixed or varied. ---- Tabletop Stereo Radio ---- Bose Wave Music System Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i Price $499.00 $199.99 iPod Compatible Yes (requires $129.00 dock) Yes (dock built-in; charges iPod) Radio Presets 6 FM / 6 AM 10 FM / 5 AM Auxiliary Input 1 in (on back) 2 in (1/8" front, RCA back) Headphone Jack 1 (back) 1 (front) Video Output No Yes (composite) CD Player Yes No Interface All functions controlled by remote Remote or on-radio knobs Alarm Yes Yes (touch-sensitive outer rim functions as the snooze bar) Primary Use Home/Office Home/Office Weight 8.7 pounds 8.2 pounds Dimensions 4.2 H x 14.6 W x 8.6 D (inches) 5.5 H x 12 7/8 W x 8 D (inches) Color Choices 3 - body 2 - body; 9 - grille Recent Awards n/a iLounge.com 2008 Best of the Year Award iPod Dock  Back Let's crunch some numbers. The Duo-i emerges as the clear winner - there's just no beating its overall value. Even if you just considered the price and iPod compatibility, the Duo-i is comes out on top. But you also have to take into account that the Wave radio dock will be another $129.00, which means your Wave "system" will be $628.00 to the Duo-i cost of just $199.99! So in the end you can save $428.01 by choosing the Boston system! But let's not stop there. The Duo-i has more inputs, more outputs, and offers dual controls (remote and on-radio knobs). This means that you'll be able to get more use out of the Boston system without the hassle of always having to find your remote...and then having it not work because of interference or dead batteries. And perhaps most important, the Duo-i has a built-in dock that charges as you listen. No more fumbling for cables , packing extra docks , or worrying about awkward silences at parties - just enjoy! By now it's pretty obvious that I'm a big fan of the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i . Bose makes great products that sound great (check out some of the products we sell ), but for the person with an iPod the Wave system just doesn't make sense. With money being tight and the holidays just around the corner, the Duo-i is a gift with impact, and one that reflects your effort to make smart choices. Or if you buy one for yourself, you can feel confident that you'll be getting the most out of your music without breaking the bank. One last thing - it sounds great!
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