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10-08-2013, 01:22 AM #1
Beats Prepares a Music Subscription App said to compete with iTunes Radio
For those of you who love music, you’ll have yet another option for music streaming. Beats, the maker of the popular Beats by Dre premium headphones, recently confirmed that the United States launch of its long-anticipated music streaming service is set to occur in the next few months. The service is said to be available on the web on Android devices and is said to take on Apple’s iTunes Radio on iOS devices.
The company claims it has been working on its Beats Music service for quite some time. Apple eventually rolled out iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7 but Beats reportedly wasn’t deterred by the iPhone maker’s entry into the streaming segment. While iTunes Radio has an approach similar to that of Pandora’s, Beats Music is said to rely heavily on curation and playlists. Beats COO Luke Wood told The Next Web the following regarding the matter:
If you really love music, we want something that can go deep with you for a really long time. And that requires a perfect harmony between the algorithm and human curation.
Is Beats Music something you would consider using?
Source: The Next Web
10-08-2013, 02:29 AM #2
No thanks. EDM all the way. iTunes podcasts, iTunes Radio, Pandora, and SiriusXM app (when I had it) was plenty enough.
10-08-2013, 06:14 AM #3
zzz BEATS radio enhanced with BEATS audio
People pay for the name, not quality
10-08-2013, 06:17 AM #4
This is the problem with iTunes Radio. Someone else starts a radio service which works WORLDWIDE from the start where iTunes Radio doesn't.
iTunes Radio will never be as good or as big as other services like Spoitfy, Pandora, Sirius or Beats.
iTunes Radio is another flop like Ping. Just wait and see, I'll be right again.
Apple these days are so predictable. They copy and release a lot of crap then wonder why they are flops. Its because they are too strict and crap. There are other services and devices which are way better but there are a lot of stupid people that still pay for Apples crap thats the only reason why Apple are still going, its all you suckers.
If people actually stopped and shopped around and didn't go for brand names then Apple would die off quickly. There are a lot better devices a lot cheaper than all Apple products.
10-08-2013, 08:20 AM #5
Yeah..don't need another music streaming service. Without a nitch what is the attraction? Unless they start linking this with hip hop pre releases. Giving a music listener new music before anyone can buy it would work. I'll stick with iTunes library as I don't stream much.
10-08-2013, 08:45 AM #6
I have beats audio on my HP Envy laptop and my HTC One and its definitely quality--the iPhone doesn't even support 5.1 surround sound so I can see why iUsers wouldn't be impressed by this.
10-08-2013, 10:00 AM #7Originally Posted by jOnGarrett
10-08-2013, 10:51 AM #8
More info about your Beats audio: http://youtu.be/Cdbn_pmxFic
Last edited by slim.jim; 10-08-2013 at 11:50 AM.
10-08-2013, 11:14 AM #9
I'd LOVE to see you sitting back on your couch fooling yourself into thinking you're fully immersed in a movie that you're watching on your laptop/phone.
10-08-2013, 12:23 PM #10
10-08-2013, 12:36 PM #11
10-08-2013, 12:51 PM #12
Beats headphones are garbage! Like ^^^^ said, you're paying for the name! Isn't there enough steaming music apps out already?
10-08-2013, 01:32 PM #13
I had a set of beats a few years ago and they are ok at best. Hardly worthy of a music app. The name has been worn out and I've had the hardware in my HTC One X along with the phones and don't see all the hype.
10-08-2013, 02:37 PM #14
10-08-2013, 05:26 PM #15
That's a really bad idea. And I own Beats.
10-08-2013, 05:38 PM #16
my HP Envy has dual speakers and a sub woofer built in...again, superior to anything offered by apple.
instead of sitting there being jealous, just ditch apple and get something better--there's plenty out there. Free your mind, your #ss will follow.
The iPhone sounds like Im still listening through earbuds--cheap ones at that. the Envy and One fill the room with a deep and rich sound., sounds I cant even hear on an iPhone.
I listen to Cradle of Filth mostly, they have a wide range of sound and you just cant hear it all on an iDevice.
In addition, beats earphones an iPhone don't sound nearly as good as beats earphones on the HTC One. and that's not opinion, that's fact.
Last edited by jOnGarrett; 10-08-2013 at 05:43 PM.
10-08-2013, 07:15 PM #17
Now let's dive deeper since you know the basic concept. 5.1 is speaker config but also must be recorded from the original source (movie, music, etc) in 5.1. Are you telling me that when I play a 5.1 movie from my iPhone on my surround sound system, that I do not get 5.1 surround? If I Airplay media, it certainly sounds like 5.1. So why do I hear it as opposed to sounding like earbuds??? Oh, that's right; because it was recorded in 5.1!!! Not sure where you got your info from but I have to disagree w/ your statement. In fact, THX even has an app to configure your 5.1 settings!
10-08-2013, 08:25 PM #18
10-08-2013, 08:34 PM #19
Unless you have some other port(s) (ie. Toslink, HDMI, or multiple analog 3.5mm outputs) then you are not getting 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 audio from a cell phone or laptop even if you are playing back AC3 or DTS audio. A 3.5mm headphone port is analog and only supports 2 channels (maybe 3 if it also has an input channel for a microphone). This is why a sound card for a PC will have multiple 3.5mm ports, 3 of them for 5.1 audio and 5 of them for 7.1. Another option would be an Optical Toslink port that uses a fiber optic to send the 5.1 audio signal to a signal processor of some sort (receiver) that then sends then proper signal to each speaker.
As said above you can AirPlay a movie from an iPhone with an encoded 5.1 track but it is not the iPhone processing that signal but the receiver on the other end of the Apple TV.
On my Mac Pro I use a pair of Tritton AX Pro head phones connected via a Toslink cable. The head phones have a proprietary intermediate dolby digital signal processor that then sends the signal to the headset which has 4 speakers in each ear piece for true 5.1 audio. The signal processor also has a passthrough for speakers and it has 3 x 3.5mm ports (green, orange, black) to go to a computer speaker system that has the multiple 3.5mm inputs.
Last edited by slim.jim; 10-08-2013 at 08:36 PM.
10-08-2013, 08:39 PM #20