Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 12:20 pm  |  26 responses

Beats By LeBron

Some new Beats By Dre products will be hitting stores soon, including a pair of athletic headphones, designed with the help of LBJ. XXL has the scoop: “Held at the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square (formerly the Nokia Theater), the early evening performances took place shortly after a conference held by Jimmy Iovine and Dre to announce the release of the next generation of Beats by Dre products. Included in the new line are the Beatbox (an iPod dock), Powerbeats (sports headphones designed with LeBron James’ help), Beats Pro (high end headphones), iBeats (headphones for iPad, iPod and iPhone) and JustBeats (headphones aimed at a younger audience).”

Also, here’s a commercial promoting Powerbeats that features Lebron, Dre and comedian Affion Crocket:

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  • http://slamonline.com Kieran

    Beats = Overpriced

    Anyone who owns them is an idiot.

  • Benjamin Stone

    I tend to agree Kieran, even if I wouldn’t have put it that harshly, heh. Way overpriced. And if you’re serious about sound, there’s no way I’d recommend getting headphones that are “pre-tweaked” as I call it. Get something with a clear, flat sound then tweak it yourself with your equalizer if you choose. Sony MDR 7506 FTW.

  • Benjamin Stone

    I should have added, if you’re going for more of a status symbol or fashion accessory, then Beats are a fine choice. The wisdom of doing that is up for debate though…

  • namik

    “If I was you, I wouldn’t even press my shirt!” hahahaha. First likable PR move by LeBron all summer (outside of his charity work, which is obviously commendable). And Dre is obviously on that juice.

  • hammer

    Still waiting 4 the king of the west coast 2 drop his detox album. Gonna b another classic no doubt

  • PapabearATL

    Was it the hat…? Lol, self-depreciating humor is a good step in showing you’re humble, LeBron. Detox will drop sometime in 2020!

  • Josh D

    stupid ad

  • JTaylor21

    Kobe you MAD you MAD

  • Si

    Kieran is obviously an idiot who goes to school or an idiot with a low paying job. I got a pair of studios for the price of two pairs of basketball trainers…the amount I use them has easily made the cost worth it. They’re the best sounding headphones i’ve ever heard…they’re not for everyone, they’re skewed towards producing much more bass at the lower end of the scale, but I happen to love some bass in my music.

  • Yesse

    Affion did his thing. Dre can’t get his beats in any songs anymore? I think the beat is ok, did he lose his respect or something?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lebron did you make the beats for whites or blacks and did race play a factor in why you made them?
    Lebron why did you pick Dr. Dre was there a problem with Emienm?
    Lebron why do you use fake weights on the bench, what makes you so strong, anyway?
    Lebron why didn’t you get this mad at West for what he did to you before an important game last year?
    Lebron did race play a factor in what comedian you picked for the commercial?
    This dude is a joke. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com Clutch Performer

    I hate dude but I love Affion came out with Lakers swag, straight dissin
    and then is like you shouldnt hold a press conference lol

  • http://www.oprah.com Doyouwantmore

    People who want to look cool wear headphones like those. People who want their music to sound cool go with Sennheiser.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Just in time for Dwight’s new album!!

  • Robb

    @Kieran true.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    @ Doyouwantmore. I was about 2 post the exact same thing (the Sennheiser). £289 for hearphones??? I have a pair of Senheiser that I bought 4 £20 and they are more noise canceling (what I was looking 4 primarely) I mean that’s great 4 Dre, professional athletes are making him unaccountable advertisement 4 way overpriced items. (remember folks, u r not makig thousand k£ (or $) per week like pros

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    @Kieran (agree with the 1st part of ur statement) but if u can afford 2 look good @ that price? The only thing is they are sold as the best when they are not (IMO) and I’ve tested them 4 an hour! Sennheiser = Meilleur rapport qualite/prix. Best quality whatsoever. Book it! (like The Seed will say)

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Those who dance are considered insane by those who cant hear the music

  • T-Money

    There’s a lot of hate in some people’s heart, I guess.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    …and money in their pockets T…

  • Mitya

    whatever, people, I’m a part time DJ, got a bunch of good Sennheiser and Technics phones, but I LOVE my Studio Beats I bought for 300 Euros in Paris

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    I’m absolutely not a hater, I just said IMO I don’t c d difference with some less expensive Sennheiser, but if u can afford it, why not? Carpe diem.

  • Ricky

    @Si It doesn’t matter how much money you have, paying that much money for sub-par performance is dumb. They are nowhere near the quality of other headphones at the same price point.

  • Jake

    I’m fine with my Sony headphones thanks.

  • Ali

    No wonder we can’t get DETOX, he’s busy stacking loot doing a ton of other business ventures. Get in the studio and give us DETOX in the Spring or Summer 2011! It’s been 10 years bro! DEEZAM…

  • http://slamonline.com Kieran

    @Si I’m actually a sound engineer! But thanks. I guess my original words were fairly harsh. My point really is that for the price you can get far better quality headphones, but for some reason these are always billed as being the best quality.
    My headphones cost twice the amount of these and my headphone amp (which is essential) even more. Price has absolutely no bearing. I spend that much just on cables between my speakers.