Dear Famous Musicians, Stop Trying to Fleece Us With Your Overpriced 'Signature' Headphones
|You trust this guy's opinion about headphones?|
Dre began this lamefest in 2008, when he and Monster teamed up to release a decent but wildly-overpriced pair of consumer-oriented cans ($350!). The headphones somehow ended up a huge success, spawning multiple pairs and endorsers in the series (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Diddy, Usher), as well as clones (high end audio-maker Harman Kardon got Quincy Jones to endorse a pair of studio-grade cans). In the case of the Monster products, they're mostly just the same product repackaged into different shapes and colors, with an inflated price tag slapped on them. Endorsements aren't the world's most evil thing, but in this case, they're more than a bit cynical.
Even if these products from Luda and Fitty don't end up sounding like total shit (nobody has yet to hear them), it's almost impossible to imagine they'll be good enough to justify the overinflated price.
Notice how you never see actual musicians using celebrity-endorsed headphones in studio photos. Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Adrian Covert @adilla, and like us at Facebook.com/SFAllShookDown.