G Styled: Diddybeats Headphones Aren’t Diddy Enough

This week I checked out the new Diddybeats by Monster / Beats by Dre at Laptop Magazine. Now, while I really, really tried to say something positive about them, I just couldn’t.

Come on: Diddybeats? I would feel like a tool walking around proudly with some Diddybeats in my ear. Yes, Puff Daddy / P. Diddy / Diddy has had much success in many of his ventures, but as far as music… Let’s just say Bad Boy Records is where artists go to end their career.

Had this been any other product I would have said: good stuff. But since we are in the realm of music, I have to take into account the man and his interaction with the music biz. Danity Kane: Gone. Day 26: Gone. And these are just some of the recent career deaths we can attribute to Diddy’s intervention.

Okay, back to the headphones. Enough ranting. The Diddybeats come in a range of colors, including Pink (interesting…). And while they do look nice, there is nothing special that really stands out about them. They have chrome tips around the outer circle of the headphones and are also leather wrapped. Other than that, not much else stands out.

For a man like Diddy — who by himself always stands out in a crowd — these headphones poorly represent the effect he has. The LAPTOP hands-on says that the sound of these headphones is really good, and that is great. But in terms of style, these “Can stop, will stop,” unlike Diddy.

Diddybeats G Style Rating: Fashion Flop

Jason Anderson is a self-proclaimed gadget head and publisher of G Style Magazine where he covers all things “fashionably technical.” He contributes a weekly post on laptop and gadget panache. The views and opinions Jason expresses are his own and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options