David Guetta to Launch Line of Beats Headphones
Artist/producer/house music DJ David Guetta is launching his own line of Beats headphones, dubbed Mixr, and they are designed specifically for DJs. If anyone would understand what a DJ wants when it comes to headphones, it’s Guetta.
Beats, in case you forgot, is the headphone company launched by Dr. Dre and Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine, who also served as an ‘American Idol‘ mentor. The headphones are high quality pieces of sound equipment and Lady Gaga even has her own design of Beats.
Billboard reports that the Mixr phones are noteworthy thanks to their lightweight nature and their durability. They feature primo sound quality and a compact design, never sacrificing one bit of form or function. Another key feature? Ear cups that swivel 180 degrees. Seriously, if anyone who knows a thing or two about headphones, it’s Guetta, who utilizes them in both the studio and at DJ gigs.
“The process was completely collaborative,” Guetta said in an official statement. “Our vision was to create the perfect world-class headphone for DJs and music lovers alike and the outcome is truly amazing! I use headphones every day in the studio and every night at gigs, so I know how important the difference in quality is and want to share that.”
Guetta also revealed that the headphones are a class above because they don’t distort the sounds no matter what their volume. He said, “I can’t wait to start using them when I’m DJing, creating music or just when I’m listening to music on the move.”
Iovine also chimed in about the headphones, saying, “As David can attest, the quality of headphones can make or break a performance and the Beats Mixr will provide DJs with studio quality sound along with the impact of a live concert in product that is durable and flexible enough to withstand the most intense performances.”
The phones will be made available in Europe imminently. A US release date has not been determined. So interested American-based DJs will either have to travel to get ’em or import ’em.