/// Beats Electronics and Bose Help You Tune Out the World

October 11, 2012  |  All Things Digital

Beats headphones by Dr. Dre are popular with celebrities and professional athletes, but their bold, shiny colors and in-your-face logo are too flashy for me. When I learned that Beats Electronics was releasing a pair of noise-canceling headphones with a more understated design, I was intrigued, and wondered: Do Beats headphones actually deliver good sound quality, or are they just a product of smart branding? [ See post to watch video ] That’s what I set to find out when I donned a pair of the Beats Executive headphones. Due out on Oct. 16 for $300, they are made from high-end materials and come in an inconspicuous silver color that’s more suitable for business users. They also feature active noise-canceling technology to block out extraneous sounds, making them ideal for air travel. But they don’t offer quite the pristine sound quality or comfort of a close competitor, the Bose QuietComfort 15 noise-canceling headphones . The first thing I noticed when I took the Beats Executive headphones out of their packaging was their weight

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