Lady Gaga has recently released her own special and stylish set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Gaga's addition to the line of high quality ear headphones, launched by her labelmate Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M head honcho Jimmy Iovine, is a Gaga-fied update of the popular in-ear headphone style.

Of course the fashionista herself designed the headphones, which were inspired by the leather and studded ensembles and accessories which often adorn Gaga's body. But they don't just look stylin' -- they also offer the ultra-crisp sound that the Beats by Dr. Dre line has built its pristine reputation upon.

The design matches the quality; that's for sure. Gaga counts her look and image as crucial as she does her music, so these headphones are the perfect collision of fashion, form and function. You know you want to grab a pair of these lightweight gems -- which come in both black and gold and are available at Best Buy for the not-so-cheap price of $149 -- and crank any of the tracks from 'Born This Way.'

"The new design of Heartbeats by Lady Gaga is parallel with her stage show right now ... Dark and beautiful, with an edge and of course, extraordinary sound for her fans," said Iovine, who was also seen on 'American Idol' this season as a mentor to the contestants.

Other features of the headphones are six sets of ear trips, guaranteeing fit for all wearers; tangle-free cables; a hard carrying case; and ControlTalk functionality, which enables iPhone and iPod playback control along with hands-free calls for the iPhone and other SmartPhones.

Little monsters are encouraged to go here for details on Facebook consumer contest celebrating the launch of the headphones. The monsters can upload photos or videos themed around Gaga's 'The Edge of Glory.' The prize loot is righteous, including HP Envy computers, Heartbeats headphones, and valuable gift cards from top retailers. Fans will be able to submit their entries through Aug. 1.


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