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”.