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The quality of Beats by Dre’s ubiquitous headphones is a contentious topic in the DJ and producer communities. While there’s plenty of high-profile artists that can be seen sporting the headphones on a regular basis, others claim they lack quality.
During a recent visit to the UK, Beats president Luke Wood spoke exclusively with BBC Newsbeat to respond to comments that the headphones are too bass heavy:
“We didn’t go to build a reference headphone, something you build in the studio that is really a technical tool to hear when you are recording.”
He added, “If you look at Dre’s pedigree, Jimmy’s [Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine] pedigree, even my pedigree, we are all recording engineers.”
“What we did is build a headphone for playback. What does it sound like right when it is finished? And that is what we’ve accomplished.”
Wood also addressed rumors about the sockets on Apple products being changed to only take Beats by Dre headphones and what it’s like working with Dr. Dre:
“Having a chance to meet him, I can honestly say the only other artist that I feel the same way, that I have been fortunate to meet, is George Harrison.”