Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th May 2014 08:44 UTC

Apple is close to striking a deal with Dr. Dre.

In what would be the largest-ever purchase by the iPhone maker, Apple is in advanced talks to acquire headphone maker and music-streaming service Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

It's been corroborated by just about any major news outlet, so it has merit. I'm in no way an Apple expert, but this acquisition seems completely random and weird. Beats is essentially the Monster of headphones.

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by pica on Fri 9th May 2014 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You can vote me down"
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But the biggest quality loss is induced by microphones and the speakers. The mechanical parts in the chain.

Well build (new) class A or class D amplifiers do well. Also good AD and DA converters. Digital mixing and mastering is arithmetics and if the number of bits is sufficient these also do not induce much quality loss.


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