Dr Dre Teams Up with HP to Improve Sound Quality

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If you feel like you’re listening to nails on a chalkboard when you put on the latest T-Pain album, there’s a good reason: poor sound quality. But you needn’t fret, according to a recent CNET article, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine and gangsta rapper Dr. Dre have teamed up with HP in an effort to bring high quality audio to the masses.

“We have to fix the entire chain,” Iovine told CNET News. “Our position is to go to all the sources and try to improve sound and educate people…We can’t put anything weak in the line. Whoever puts out things that sound bad shouldn’t be as cool as something that sounds great.”

According to CNET, HP plans to release a premium line of headphones, laptops, and software under the “Beats by Dr. Dre” brand, which should be available sometime this fall.

By using this equipment, you’ll finally be able to hear the subtle nuances and intricate details of such masterpieces as the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”. Oddly, there was no mention of Interscope dropping nearly every artist under its label, which is the only way it could possibly be “as cool as something that sounds great”.

[CNET]




13 Comments

kredig on August 14, 2009 9:48 AM

better sound quality?this just sounds like a marketing project to make some more money and i am fine with the sound quality nowdays. actually i like the older sound sometimes even more for older bands because it just sounds better.maybe for some music it is better when you can hear every detail but almost nobody listens to lossless files on the mp3player… except for people who have enough space.

MarvintheMartian on August 14, 2009 10:17 AM

Will the HP laptop have a secret compartment to hide your “chronic” from the “5-0″ ? lol

ITrush on August 14, 2009 10:42 AM

This is awesome, can’t wait to hear some cool sound especially with this kind of team-up.

Kyle on August 14, 2009 1:19 PM

This can only be good. A big name like Dre bringing SQ to the forefront. I like it. His headphones may not be the best, but they are pretty good. So lets hope this gets some people to realize that 128 sounds like garbage.

Andy on August 14, 2009 8:21 PM

What would a rapper know about sound quality? Hope hes not using his own “music” to benchmark lol.

lawrence on August 14, 2009 10:29 PM

seriously what’s with the weed?

Laerte on August 15, 2009 9:55 AM

How about improving the dynamic range? How about stop loudness war (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war)? Stop producing loud, clipped music, then lets talk about sound quality.

lol on August 16, 2009 4:58 AM

I agree with Andy :)

kenny mccormick on August 16, 2009 8:21 AM

Actually, Dre’s music does usually have great SQ. Unlike a lot of other people in hip hop he knows what hes doing.The weed symbol is there because that was an album cover of his.

kenny mccormick on August 16, 2009 8:23 AM

Also, of course this is a marketing thing to make more money but Dre probably sees what we see- lots of people with ipods and the crappy earbuds. Many people dont care about SQ and many just dont know better so I guess Dre and HP feel if they will listen to anyone about SQ they will listen to Dre.

ultrauber on August 17, 2009 2:21 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAno way hp can compete

cBc on August 18, 2009 4:56 PM

“Oddly, there was no mention of Interscope dropping nearly every artist under its label, which is the only way it could possibly be “as cool as something that sounds great”.lolz…that would be a good first start.How does marketing headphones, laptops, & home software help improve “SQ” at the source – the record companies, who insist on compressing everything until the finished “product” resembles one big square wave?

Nick on August 23, 2009 7:25 PM

Not more Dr Dre brand bullshit… the headphones are not good at all. Sure, they play music, but they’re pretty damn bad. Especially for the price of $300. my $70 Sennheisers sound twice as good. Bloated bass with muddy highs != good.Let’s hope that it ends here. I don’t think I could stand much more Dre. Fucking marketing bullshit.

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