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Bona fide $100 audiophile headphones are rare, but the Noontec Zoros' remarkably clear and balanced sound will wow the cognoscenti.
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Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats delivers the Solo 2 on-ear headphones, the sequel to its best-selling model.
The Beats by Dr Dre Tours are great-sounding earphones that would make an excellent step-up from the default iPod or iPhone set. But the earbuds are curiously long, and might not fit in your ear too well, so be sure to try them out before buying.
Typical price: £100.00
Apple is after more than just headphones in its rumoured multibillion-dollar acquisition of Beats, according to a report suggesting Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine might join the tech giant.
The Monster Beats by Dr Dre Beatbox speaker dock for the iPhone and iPod sings from the same hymn sheet as its bass-heavy headphone cousins. But it's no choirboy -- expect skull-rattling bass, and a bold, brash sound. The Beatbox is sure to get the party started.
Typical price: £350.00
The Monster Beats by Dr Dre Pros aren't the audiophile-grade cans the price tag would have you believe, and there are a few design niggles. Still, it's a long time since we've had so much fun with a set of headphones.
Typical price: £330.00
With two Beats Pills and a cameo by Siri, the spot spoofs a celebration by Dr. Dre. Then it disappears from the Twitter feed of Beats By Dre.
Dr Dre launches Spotify-rivalling streaming service Beats Music today in the US, promising better recommendations than other music services.
Tesco is offering £40 off its higher-priced headphones this Christmas, including up to 30 per cent off Beats headphones.
Appearing to confirm rumours of a $3.2 billion Apple buyout, Beats co-founder says Forbes' rich list has changed "in a big way".