Dr. Dre Headphones Becoming Favorites Of Athletes

Beats By Dre headphones are getting in athletes' heads, as the line continues to grow in popularity.

Dr. Dre's brand of headphones, Monster Cable's Beats By Dre, have received some very high-profile product placement, from talk shows to music videos (Keri Hilson's and Lady Gaga's, just to name a few).

Now, some of sport's biggest stars will be rocking the high-end headphones, as the entire Cleveland Cavalier team was given custom-made Beats By Dre gear.

According to ESPN.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James also teamed up with the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant to purchase custom-made Beats By Dre for every member of the East and West NBA All-Star teams. James also gave the headphones to his U.S. Olympic teammates in 2008.

"I had high expectations," said Kevin Lee, Vice President of Brand and Business Development for Monster, of the headphones. "We surpassed my expectations. We released the Beats by Dre in 2008, and it took a good 12 months for it to hit the masses."

Lee spoke of the line's futristic and visually appealing side, but also noted their audio quality. "They give you full studio sound, because Dre is very particular about sound. It really does matter for athletes. That's why LeBron and Kobe rock our headphones."

"Athletes have always used music for some type of inspiration," said Ryan Grant, Green Bay Packers running back and owner of Beats By Dre headphones . "We travel and do things that are active when we listen to music. We want the best product."

Indeed, headphones are a worthwhile investment for athletes, according to Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horfor, who had a pair of blue and white custom-made Beats By Dre headphones with the phrase "El Jefe" (The Boss) inscribed on the side made for him and his teammates.

Other athletes who've had custom headphones made for themeselves include Chad Ochocinco and Nate Robinson.

54 Comments

  • dmayne

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor blacks that can't afford beats. "fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". really? you sound like the biggest goon on deck i have ever heard. i have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing i have purchased for more than 200 dollars. The only reason you're hating is because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product.

  • TehWhteGuy

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor blacks that can't afford beats. "fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". really? you sound like the biggest goon on deck i have ever heard. i have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing i have purchased for more than 200 dollars. The only reason you're hating is because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product. -Duces

  • TehWhteGuy

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor blacks that can't afford beats. Really, you sound like the biggest goon on deck I have ever heard. I have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing I have purchased for more than 200 dollars. The only reason you're hating is because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product. -Duces

  • TehWhteGuy

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor blacks that can't afford beats. "Fuck dem headphones. I aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". Really, you sound like the biggest goon on deck I have ever heard. I have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing I have purchased for more than 200 dollars. The only reason you're hating is because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product. -Duces

  • TehWhteGuy

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor black that can't afford beats. "Fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". really, you sound like the biggest goon on deck i have ever heard. i have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing i have purchased for more than 200 dollars. if you're hating, it's because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product. -Duces

  • TehWhteGuy

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor black that can't afford beats. "fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". really? you sound like the biggest goon on deck i have ever heard. i have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing i have purchased for more than 200 dollars. if your hating, it's because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product. -Duces

  • Dmayne

    More than half the people that are dissin on the beats are poor black that can't afford beats. "fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!". really? you sound like the biggest goon on deck i have ever heard. i have the Studios and it's honestly the best thing i have purchased for more than 200 dollars. if your hating, it's because you simply cant buy it, not because it's not a decent product.

  • drdre-headphones

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  • YoMommaSaid

    BTW: What a shitty attempt at an advertisement masked as a story.

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  • DaGreenEyedBandit

    Yall are too funny! Got me crackin up here! But... I do agree wit Fon Z & LifetimesofSC. Dre prolly listening to Detox in those sumbitches right now laughin @ everyone who bought em

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    I will pay up $100 for them. That's it.

  • Fon Z

    fuck dem headphones... i aint payin more than $50-$60 fuck da bullshit!

  • LifetimesofSC

    Bose earphones are shit too. higher price dont mean luxury. Bose earphones still use the same jack input as old walkman's hence they break after a month of good use. I'm sure these Dre phones are the same quality, even worse is it takes batteries? HAHAHAHA...thats like a battery powered ipod. Nehga still in the 90s. I wouldnt even jack someone for these headphones.

  • zood

    Best headphones about. I got the Solos ones, the ones for more casual use and I can honestly say I've never had anything better. Great stuff. Now get on with giving us Detox!

  • The Anti-Bullshyt Theory

    REAL TALK: These "headphones" are actually studio powered monitors. They do deliver a good amplified sound. But I will agree with everybody else complaint that it's a bit over-priced. But then again these headphones were designed as monitors for studio production, not simply casual use. Usually monitors do run along the Beats by Dr. Dre price range if not more. WHAT I DONT LIKE: These headphones, as everybody know, are powered by 2 AAA batteries. And depending on how much you use these headhones, wont last more than a week. Because of that battery compartment, the ear cup rattles if played too loud. This can be very irritating. Anyone with enough sense would think that a pair of headphone that cost as much as Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones would be made ALOT sturdier, and not made from near flimsy plastic. Because when extending these headphones to place on your head, one must be VERY careful not to over-extend the crown. It WILL CRACK. It did on me. I hate that these headphones weren't made with a more solid design, especially the ear cups! Had these headphones been made with stronger and insulated material (especially in the ear cups), these headphones would probably produce an even more stable & superior sound. But because it isn't, all sound escapes from the ear cups and EVERYONE can hear what you're listening to. It is also one main reason why the ear cup where the batteries go will rattle. WHAT I DO LIKE: When you purchase these headphones I strongly advise you to register them on the Monster web site to claim the year warranty. As long as your headphones are under that year warranty, if you call Monster Support you can ask for any part replacement pieces and they will deliver free of charge. It's an alternative to sending in your headphones for repairs and you feel funny about parting with them through the mail. Whats trash to one always seems to be a treasure to the other.

  • J90

    How bout focusin' on Detox, Andre?

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  • C.P. Patches

    obviously they would be

  • Best Rappers

    Them Headphones Overated as hell, i heard that ish, and i dont see whats so special about it, it aint even worth all that money, come on Alize.

  • freshyboi

    i heard detox is finally coming out in 2013

  • alteredscience

    Fuck those over priced headphones.....i've been a DJ since 95,and i would never pay that much for them,i got denon's....with better quality and are about 150 cheaper......i'm a fan of Dre's though,but damn.......don't kill the consumer!

  • da police

    these are the best headphones of alltime, dre really make a name for himself with this idea. the sound quality is amazing and the look , well just ask my girlfriends what they think, well they love them of course lol

  • Tatz3000

    I own a pair of Studio Beats & Tour beats. The Studio ones have broken 3 time in the same place. And the cables to the Tour ones don't seem to do what they should. Stay one piece and I'm on my second pair I'm hoping that Monster replace both of these as they cost loads and break heaps. Sounds great. But poor design and materials used to construct. All I can say is if you're gonna spend this much. Look around. I'm sure there's better quality out there. Retox.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

    man fuck a detox roll up

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  • CUTTBOY

    and the rich,get richer......

    • freshyboi

      yeah fuck this, lets give rich people everything for free so they dont have to spend their piles of money on anything but cocaine and exotic cars

  • jesterdx

    i got the beats by dre solo & their fuckin amazin... especially listenin to quality music by jay, nas an shady etc the quality on the voice & beats r unreal commom an tip gotta work wiv the producers wiv the mixin cos these headfones point tha shit out!

    • freshyboi

      LOL at some guy telling Common and TIP to work on their production mixes! guess all it takes it some $300 headphones and we are all audio engineers!

  • mufucka

    These headphones would be shit if Dre's name wasn't on it. For that price, you can get some that are 10xs better.

  • LAfine

    http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/659615?sel_song_id=3407393&autoplay=1

  • plutanic

    aww so expensive gonna have to jack a nigga for this..

  • bedouin

    BTW: What a shitty attempt at an advertisement masked as a story.

    • freshyboi

      yeah this isnt news in any way! BREAKING NEWS, THIS JUST IN, RICH ATHLETES GET OVERPRICED HEADPHONES FOR FREE

  • bedouin

    More proof that jocks are fucking retards.

  • AngryJoe

    I've paid $XX, but I've never owned a pair of $XXX headphones. I just can't bring myself to spend that much on headphones.

  • B.Dolla

    They're good headphones, but they're definitely over priced. You can get just as good studio monitor headphones from Guitar Center for $75 less. At least they aren't as big of a rip off as Skull Candy headphones. Those things are awful and ridiculously over priced.

  • MightyMike 27

    How about showing us a picture of the headphones? : |

  • proent

    Because they're the only ones who can afford them?

    • wolfman

      hahaha! yo, i hear you... but I used to work in an audio store, and headphones like that are worth the money if you love music. i got a pair of sennheisers that were $300, and they're worth every penny when you want to chill to 'em.

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