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    Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:01:54

    Dr. Dre Makes the Ultimate Ear Candy with "Beats By Dre" - ARTISTdirect.com editor and <i>Dolor</i> author Rick Florino delves deep into a myriad of tracks with "Beats By Dre" including cuts by Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer, Fiona Apple, The Smiths, Tool and Down...

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    Dr. Dre has started yet another revolution with Beats By Dr. Dre.

    Dr. Dre's headphone series is not only a major event for audiophiles everywhere, but it's also a genuine pop culture milestone. Beats By Dr. Dre stands out as a revelation in comfort and quality. The Solo High Definition on-ear headphones are sleek yet studio-quality, and that's the real marvel at hand with Beats By Dr. Dre. Connected to a standard iPod, everything sounds utterly pristine when filtered through the comfy Beats headset. Plus, the Solo series looks slickly sexy and chic with its white and red balance and nifty little logo. You'll be able to clearly hear everything from rip-roaring thrash guitars to bouncy hip hop rhythms on these. It adds depth to the listening experience, and they'll snugly fit any noggin.

    ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino tested a variety of personal favorites through the headphones, and the general consensus was that Beats By Dr. Dre can do it all.

    Below is a list of the songs, and the characteristics of the audio when listening on the Solo HD on-ear model of Beats By Dr. Dre.

    Queens of the Stone Age — "The Bronze"

    Beats preserves the airy, dirty and spacey textures of this Queens of the Stone Age classic. It showcases that these modern gems can capture even the grittiest rock 'n' roll. Homme sounds perfect when crooning through the Solo.

    Fiona Apple — "Trymps (The Sick in the Head Song)"

    The hand-clapping and muted piano melody come to life through Beats. Fiona Apple's smoky baritone has never sounded so vibrant. Beats really brings out that low end—even vocally—making this psychedelic, folk-y cut from Miss Apple all the more delightful.

    Slayer — "At Dawn They Sleep"

    This Slayer classic from Hell Awaits was recorded way before Satan gave us Pro Tools, but it sounds brilliantly evil with Kerry King's undeniable riff possessing the Beats wires and infiltrating the listener's head like the slickest serial killer ever. There's nothing cooler than listening to Slayer on headphones designed by Dr. Dre.

    The Smiths — "There is a Light That Never Goes Out"

    Morrissey almost sounds happy through Beats. All of the sardonic, sarcastic brilliance in his lyrics bleed through Beats perfectly.

    My Chemical Romance — "The Only Hope for Me is You"

    Now, these crazed electro flourishes are exactly what Beats was made for. The new My Chemical Romance sounds intoxicating when blaring through the Solo. The pulsating electronics never get drowned out, but they perfectly balance with Gerard Way's vocals via Beats.

    Down — "Lifer"

    This swamp-y Southern groove riff absolutely roars on Beats, plus Philip Anselmo sounds even more poignantly and pummelingly poetic when cranked through the Solo model.

    Tool — "AEnima"

    Adam Jones's classic hammered off-n-on polyrhythmic riff will displace all easiness just like it was meant to. Maynard James Keenan sounds demonically genius through these headphones.

    Dr. Dre — "Fuck You"

    This Dr. Dre gem about being "DTF" resounds gorgeously through the Solo. Let your significant other hear it through these headphones and he or she may get the point.

    —Rick Florino
    10.25.10


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