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2014-05-29 02:41:49 PM  
I like you, subby.
 
2014-05-29 03:34:45 PM  
*golf clap*
 
2014-05-29 03:35:18 PM  
Bravo.
 
2014-05-29 03:35:51 PM  
Do we get to see more racist portable speaker commercials?
 
2014-05-29 03:35:57 PM  
I hadn't heard about this deal.

Largely because my ears are wrapped in these stylish headphones.
 
2014-05-29 03:37:50 PM  

miss diminutive: I like you, subby.


^^^
 
2014-05-29 03:38:28 PM  
I thought this was going to be about Terry Schaivo...
 
2014-05-29 03:38:34 PM  
So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.
 
2014-05-29 03:39:25 PM  
richglare.com

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home.earthlink.net
 
2014-05-29 03:39:55 PM  

vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.


If anybody can sell crap at 4X its worth to hipsters it is apple
 
2014-05-29 03:39:55 PM  
Was expecting an article about some new GMO crop.
 
2014-05-29 03:40:24 PM  
forbiddenplanet.co.uk
 
2014-05-29 03:40:24 PM  
"The deal for the maker of high-end audio equipment"

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-29 03:40:26 PM  
Anderson Cooper acquired Michael Schumacher?

/I'm gonna burn for that one.
 
2014-05-29 03:41:42 PM  

vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.


Can't understand why people overpay for shiatty audio like Beats.  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

Fools.
 
2014-05-29 03:43:49 PM  

H31N0US: Anderson Cooper acquired Michael Schumacher?

/I'm gonna burn for that one.


Make that a meme and we'll upgrade you to 1st class ticket to hell
 
2014-05-29 03:45:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: "The deal for the maker of high-end audio equipment"

[i.imgur.com image 479x356]


biatches don't know about my Monster cabling
 
2014-05-29 03:46:43 PM  

Rwa2play: vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.

Can't understand why people overpay for shiatty audio like Beats.  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

Fools.


It's a fashion accessory. Just like spending way too much for a Coach purse or an Armani suit.
 
2014-05-29 03:54:08 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 464x759]


Bravo for that reference!

/And also, bravo subby.
/Bra. Vo.
 
2014-05-29 03:55:15 PM  
One company that makes mediocre, overpriced and overhyped crap swallowing up another that does the exact same thing. Dividing by zero in action.
 
2014-05-29 03:58:07 PM  

Snapper Carr: "The deal for the maker of high-end audio equipment"

[i.imgur.com image 479x356]


I see this was covered.
 
2014-05-29 04:01:36 PM  
Good headline, but "interesting" tag? Really?
 
2014-05-29 04:08:05 PM  

Mad_Radhu: It's a fashion accessory. Just like spending way too much for a Coach purse or an Armani suit.


Eh.  Apple has enough brand power that they could probably sell a set of $200 shiny white or brushed aluminum cans and cut deeply into Beats' market share. And it would have cost them far less than $3 billion.
 
2014-05-29 04:09:01 PM  

Caelistis: One company that makes mediocre, overpriced and overhyped crap swallowing up another that does the exact same thing. Dividing by zero in action.


This. Makes the whole acquisition unsurprising when you think about it.
 
2014-05-29 04:11:27 PM  
i.ytimg.com

"One fruit ... one wegetable ..."
 
2014-05-29 04:19:55 PM  
vacanerd.com.br
 
2014-05-29 04:25:21 PM  
I have Bose QuietComforts. I have tried Beats. I prefer the Bose.

Neither are worth the price, but the Bose were a corporate gift, so swag.
 
2014-05-29 04:25:33 PM  

IrateShadow: Mad_Radhu: It's a fashion accessory. Just like spending way too much for a Coach purse or an Armani suit.

Eh.  Apple has enough brand power that they could probably sell a set of $200 shiny white or brushed aluminum cans and cut deeply into Beats' market share. And it would have cost them far less than $3 billion.


Maybe so, maybe no. Remember this high priced Apple audio accessory?

static.trustedreviews.com
 
2014-05-29 04:26:57 PM  
Forget about Dre. I want beets by Schrute.

/bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
 
2014-05-29 04:30:28 PM  
Here's a word no one said in those meetings: "specs"
 
2014-05-29 04:37:09 PM  

One company that markets overpriced, overhyped mediocre shiat to people that think that they're getting the best when they aren't buys another company that markets overpriced, overhyped mediocre shiat to people that think they're getting the best when they aren't, shocking.

now they just need to partner with Bose.

 
2014-05-29 04:38:38 PM  
Even Skull Candy is better than Beats.
 
2014-05-29 04:39:16 PM  

Rwa2play: vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.

Can't understand why people overpay for shiatty audio like Beats.  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

Fools.


Maybe you can get better, but my brother was given a pair as part of a bunch of swag that came with a big award he got, and from my experience, they are really nice. Certainly far, far nicer than anything I've ever owned. They may not be the world's greatest, but they are very far from shiatty. If you want shiatty, try a pair of apple earbuds. Seriously, for a company that prides itself so much on at least the perception of quality, those things are amazingly awful. I've never understood that.
 
2014-05-29 04:40:02 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Even Skull Candy is better than Beats.


No. No they are not.
 
2014-05-29 04:43:19 PM  
The K in Fark is for Klavern.
 
2014-05-29 04:45:11 PM  

H31N0US: I have Bose QuietComforts. I have tried Beats. I prefer the Bose.

Neither are worth the price, but the Bose were a corporate gift, so swag.


Fair enough.
 
2014-05-29 04:46:45 PM  

cptjeff: Rwa2play: vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.

Can't understand why people overpay for shiatty audio like Beats.  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

Fools.

Maybe you can get better, but my brother was given a pair as part of a bunch of swag that came with a big award he got, and from my experience, they are really nice. Certainly far, far nicer than anything I've ever owned. They may not be the world's greatest, but they are very far from shiatty. If you want shiatty, try a pair of apple earbuds. Seriously, for a company that prides itself so much on at least the perception of quality, those things are amazingly awful. I've never understood that.


If they're swag then...that's fine.

For the price of apple's earbuds you can get the SoundMagic E10s that best them in terms of quality.
 
2014-05-29 04:47:19 PM  

Rwa2play:  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.


And thus you understand now why Apple bought it, and why iFools will buy it
 
2014-05-29 04:49:16 PM  

guyver01: Rwa2play:  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

And thus you understand now why Apple bought it, and why iFools will buy it


Yeahhhh....still doesn't make it any less stupid...
 
2014-05-29 04:50:23 PM  
5.media.bustedtees.cvcdn.com
 
2014-05-29 05:02:03 PM  

Rwa2play: cptjeff: Rwa2play: vodka: So begins the downfall of Apple. Jobs never would have done something like this deal. Seriously, he was the only thing that made Apple what it is.

Can't understand why people overpay for shiatty audio like Beats.  They could get better quality for less money but no, they want the status symbol.

Fools.

Maybe you can get better, but my brother was given a pair as part of a bunch of swag that came with a big award he got, and from my experience, they are really nice. Certainly far, far nicer than anything I've ever owned. They may not be the world's greatest, but they are very far from shiatty. If you want shiatty, try a pair of apple earbuds. Seriously, for a company that prides itself so much on at least the perception of quality, those things are amazingly awful. I've never understood that.

If they're swag then...that's fine.

For the price of apple's earbuds you can get the SoundMagic E10s that best them in terms of quality.


I was talking about the earbuds they include with iPods and whatnot, not the $30 ones they sell as upgrades. I've actually heard from people who use them that those ones are pretty decent, but yours do look like they're much better.

I've typically used Sonys in the $30 range. They're pretty good for what they are, but at some point I do want to make the leap into something with multiple drivers. Not a high priority thing for me though.
 
2014-05-29 05:29:01 PM  
Polk makes ear buds. Fat speakers, silicone canal inserts, collar cable plus extensions. About $70, you can still hear the world while keeping your music private.
 
2014-05-29 05:56:20 PM  
Do they make a dual-driver model that plays allows me to play different music to everyone around me than what I'm listening to?  If I'm going to look like spend a lot of money on something like this, others need to suffer too.
 
2014-05-29 05:56:22 PM  
Triangle hates fruit. They have a fight; Triangle wins. Triangle man.
 
2014-05-29 05:58:54 PM  
Never thought Apple would be interested in anything that's a status symbol and form-over-function. Huh.
 
2014-05-29 06:10:32 PM  

cptjeff: TV's Vinnie: Even Skull Candy is better than Beats.

No. No they are not.


Skull candy is a few bucks.  Beats is a car payment.  Skull candy wins the economic common sense award.  You do not.
 
2014-05-29 06:14:02 PM  
Sounds like a match made in heaven. Now they just need to buy Monster.
 
2014-05-29 06:16:37 PM  
should have gone with "root" instead of "vegetable", because rhyming
 
2014-05-29 06:50:21 PM  

tricycleracer: [5.media.bustedtees.cvcdn.com image 450x482]


Just beat me,
Meet me where I beat beats,
drop street heat,
I'm on the block like street meat,
Call me Dwight Schrute, the way that I eat beats
No beet farm, just pharm beats, smarmy.
 
2014-05-29 06:55:37 PM  
I can see the synergy here. Envious losers who can't afford decent equipment came here to parrot the same propaganda about both companies.
 
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