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post #31 of 487
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

fanny wang, soul by ludacris, that 50cent headphone from sms audio, yammy pro series, beats...

 

beats should sue this "company" too! =))

 

http://www.cdrking.com/?mod=products&type=view&sid=14742&main=34


They look nothing like Beats wink_face.gif

post #32 of 487
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Originally Posted by Meddle View Post


They're only suing for $75,000 though, so I don't think profit is a major motivation.

 

$75k for advertising/publicity is a drop in the bucket for big companies. 

post #33 of 487

headphones have been copying designs for 100 years now, since the 1st radio operator headphones. I doubt any headphone design is completely unique anymore.

post #34 of 487
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Originally Posted by Spakka View Post

In all honesty, I think beats actually have a point there...

What about them copying Shure.
post #35 of 487
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Originally Posted by ToddTheMetalGod View Post

 

 

Dr Who.....ha ha.

post #36 of 487
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Originally Posted by ourfpshero View Post

headphones have been copying designs for 100 years now, since the 1st radio operator headphones. I doubt any headphone design is completely unique anymore.

 

I agree.
 
It's called competition.Riding on the popularity is a natural thing to do.If you could improve on the design or sound why not? This is the way to move forward no? Frankly suing is just saying that your not capable of making a better product and shows the confident level you have with your product is low and afraid of competition.Suing just stifle competition IMHO.In the end the more the merrier right...more choices for us consumers be it for the price,design or sound.
post #37 of 487

I never thought that the beats headphones looked good. They just look like cheap glossy plastic crap. 


Edited by Th3 James - 2/14/13 at 6:48pm
post #38 of 487

$75k? They probably have already spent far more money on consulting lawyers about the design before the release.

post #39 of 487
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

To be honest, before the whole Beats thing... I had no idea who Dre was.

For me it was the Dr. Pepper commercial back in the days.

Then I totally forgot about him.

 

 

The Yamaha's look so much nicer, even if just thanks to the IMHO better looking logo.

post #40 of 487
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post


What about them copying Shure.

i was just about to say that


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700

just maybe not as obvious as yamaha's attempt thoughconfused_face.gif

post #41 of 487

I didn't get the "Dr.... who?" thing until now. LOL. Way to go Yamaha. 
As for suing... meh. I wouldn't blame either of them. Yamaha was kinda asking for it w/ the "Dr... who?" ,which IMO is really hilarious, and the mainstream like for beats is outrageous. 
I even advised a guy in my class to go the head-fi, but nope, he just went straight ahead and bought beats.

Overall, it's kinda boarder-line grey.

 

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But this:

 


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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

For me it was the Dr. Pepper commercial back in the days.

Then I totally forgot about him.

 

 

The Yamaha's look so much nicer, even if just thanks to the IMHO better looking logo.

 

Edited by MrViolin - 2/14/13 at 8:06pm
post #42 of 487

Beats rip people off by being expensive and sounding terrible, so it should be fair for manufacturers to rip off their designs. :)

post #43 of 487

Did they ever patent their design? If not, this is just a game of pointing fingers...

post #44 of 487
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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post

Did they ever patent their design? If not, this is just a game of pointing fingers...

 

I don't even think Beats would be allowed to patent it. Considering how the design is pretty unoriginal already.

post #45 of 487
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

$75k for advertising/publicity is a drop in the bucket for big companies. 

^This I'm surprised only one person has said this.  Even if beats loose their case they still win because of all the attention they're getting.

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