TechSpot

Monster sues Beats, its founders and HTC over what it calls a "sham transaction" to end partnership

By Shawn Knight
Jan 7, 2015
Post New Reply
  1. Monster has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, makers of the popular Beats by Dre headphones, as well as its founders Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine and Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for allegedly working together to...

    Read more
     
  2. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    Monster makes some of the most overpriced crap.
     
    Jamesbrah likes this.
  3. May the best money win
     
  4. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    And Beats and Apple don't?
     
    USAvenger likes this.
  5. Jamesbrah

    Jamesbrah TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +11

    It may be overpriced, but they managed to market the overpriced.. that's what's important.
    There's better quality, but it isn't appealing to the standard user. Beats changed that, and capitalized on peoples poor experience with headphones.

    If you've only ever listened to standard apple headphones - then you have to agree, Beats sound like heaven.
     
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +339

    Word.
     
  7. At least Apple's products are reasonably priced, and give you a degree of a better experience over the cheaper competitors.

    Monster products? Hardly. Your $250 HDMI cable won't make a lick of difference. Beats? Your $300 plastic toy headphones will sound worse than something that costs 10% as much from Monoprice.
     
  8. "At least Apple's products are reasonably priced, and give you a degree of a better experience over the cheaper competitors."

    Well, the second half of that sentence is usually true.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    And Beats doesn't???
     
  10. Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie TS Booster Posts: 62   +29

    If there is one thing that Monster knows about, it's shams.
     
  11. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +339

    Apple products reasonably priced? People actually think that, lol.
     
    SirChocula likes this.
  12. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,043   +274

    Monster sues everyone. It probably makes more on lawsuits than on its products.
     
  13. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,676   +780

    Sounds more like they should be suing the lawyers that drew up the deal rather than the company. Of course this comes from a man that thinks the punchline about lawyers in a bus, going over a cliff as "a good start" might be one of the best quotes of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century ..... but .... well .... you know!
     
  14. Both are over-marketed garbage anyway. If consumers would do some research they'd learn there are a lot better products out there for more competitive pricing anyway. Audio Technica for example.
     
  15. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    I'm just LOLing at all of your for shitting on me for no reason. I didn't say Beats and Apple were reasonably priced or even good. All I said was Monster is crap.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  16. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    Not shitting on you at all. Kind of agreeing with you.
     
  17. People actually using these garbage? Ridiculous name/look/designed etc.
     

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...