monster beats dr dre is a brand of headphones and loudspeakers marketed by hip-hop/rap musician Dr. Dre and Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records chairman Jimmy Iovine under Beats Electronics LLC. There are six versions of the headphones and six versions of the earphones, which are manufactured and distributed under exclusive license by Monster Cable Products. As part of marketing strategy, the headphones often appear in music videos, movies, advertisements and other media.
There are two branches of the Beats headphone family; beats dre in ear headphones such as iBeats, Tour, Heartbeats By Lady Gaga, DiddyBeats by P. Diddy, JustBeats by Justin Bieber, & PowerBeats by LeBron James, and on-ear/over-ear headphones such as beats by dr dre studio, Solo/Solo HD/Solo HD (RED), Wireless, Mixr, Executive, and Pro.
Headphones from the Beats family include the "Beats Solo HD," a high-definition on-ear headphone, which is available in red, black, or white. The "Red" version is made specifically for Irish musician Bono's Product RED charity group. Beats by Dre has also teamed with David Guetta for "Mixr" - a model targetted for DJs. There is also the "Pro" model beats by dre pro, an over-the-ear DJ headphone which is available in either black or white. The "Pro" is targeted towards the professional DJ market. The "Wireless" are on-ear headphones with wireless technology which needs to be recharged and uses Bluetooth technology. The "Beatbox" is a compact speaker with both an iPod dock and 3.5mm stereo jack The original "Studio" headphones released in 2008, which are an over-the-ear type headphone that incorporate a high-power digital amplifier and powered noise-cancelling requiring the use of 2 AAA batteries to operate. In 2011, Beats by Dre released limited edition of Beats Studio with 6 colors, such as magenta, orange, purple, silver, blue, and green. The upcoming "Beats Executive" is the second headphone from beats by dre solo to feature noise-cancellation. It also has an auto-off feature, a brushed-aluminum finish and leather headband.