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Old 01-07-2011, 10:50 AM
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Default The Bullshit Never Stops: "[Random phone] by [random rapper/athlete/etc]"

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/s...ites-beats-to/

Seriously? Sleek? The guys with the modular plastic-fantastic IEMs that were a fad of the month on Head-Fi many moons ago?

Maybe I'm just getting old, don't understand all these marketing stunts anymore... ah, no - I guess you just have to be a special kind of person to fall for all that Dre/Gaga/Justin Bieber/Quincy Jones/Miles Davis/Daft Punk/Capitol Records/etc endorsement crap. But yeah, a Fiddy Cent branded fart cannon might be hitting a new low. The carbon fiber finish doesn't really help much either.



BTW, in case you don't already do so, PLEASE read 50 Cent's twitters (tweets?). They are masterpieces, shining examples of the evolution of humankind: http://twitter.com/50cent
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:07 AM
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I have IEMs that say Capitol Records on them and I love them. Marketing is marketing. This market is so over-congested that the vendors are just trying to differentiate themselves because most people are morons, plus you can't really try most before you buy.

I have to say, I find it really offensive that you compared me to those crappy headphones. I have two quarters in my pocket and ate chorizo for breakfast.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:24 AM
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I find it offensive that Jerry Harvey sold UE to Logitech, and that they have to use such low tricks now, as if their usual (valid) celeb endorsement wouldn't be enough. But yeah, UE simply isn't UE anymore... however, I don't doubt the new UE10, or "Capitol", sound just fine.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:37 AM
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muahahahahahaha....Don't know whether to laugh or cry. These will undoubtedly and unfortunately sell fairly well.

So sad...but not as sad as the devolution of human intelligence that Twatter is aiding...
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:40 AM
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I've got a pair and they're awesome. I'm super cool with them on the subway and the sound is so brilliant with that crunchy bass!
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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They look the same as those Biebier phones.. wouldn't surprise me if they were all from the same factory with just a different painting.
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No offense to those that own them but reminds me of "a fool and his money are soon parted" or should I say quickly parted
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I just saw you are from Austria. You might have found it funny if you were from Mexifornia like I am. Chorizo is mexican sausage know to cause farts. I'm not actually emo.

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^ lol...I happen to LOVE chorizo. Farts be dammed!
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chorizo is nice, lightly fried with some garlic and tomato.
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I eat chorizo all the time and it doesn't make me fart! Lentils on the other hand...
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At least they look nice?

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No need for yet another thread for the - dum dum duuum! - "Soul by Ludacris". This is getting really old really fast. Not to mention a rather obvious ripoff of the Dre Beats.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/s...series-at-ces/

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Wow, why do I imagine myself strangled with those inside my throat?
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Oh my, I fear for the future of the human race.
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Well, the more the better, that's the fastest way for this crap to die out I suppose.
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These headphones should have a Kevlar body... that would be hilarious.

THESE HEADPHONES COULD STOP BULLETS TRUE STORY -FITTY CENT
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Sleek at least claims the carbon fiber is real. FOTM or not I still swear by my SA6. I prefer them over the Panas HJE, Triple Fi 10 and SE530. I really dont like the look of the fiddy cent model though. Never been a fan of the carbon fiber though.
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That's what makes it so weird (never mind my snarky comment above ) - the SA6 are linear, analytic, monitoring IEMs like Etymotic or Phonak - how did they end up striking a deal with Fiddy, and what does it tell their current clientele about their intentions? I'm pretty sure they make more money with those celeb-branded cans, of course.
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Well look what Confispect brung you today.
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