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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 18:25

Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics and Beats Electronics International as defendants.

 

Bose alleges that Beats has infringed on 50 years’ worth of research, development and engineering of noise cancelling tech, and that its current lineup of these devices incorporates “at least 36 U.S. patents and applications,” broken down into 22 granted patents and 14 applications currently undergoing review. Beats products named as having infringed upon Bose’s IP include the Beats Studio line, which include the new Studio Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

 

In the filing, Bose also includes a brief history of the development of its tech, which began in 1978 when company founder and engineer Dr. Amar Bose was dissatisfied with his airline headphones and decided to develop better ones that would cut out cabin noise. Bose cites the QuietComfort line of consumer headphones, as well as a product history that includes the development of military specific headphones as part of the grounds for its complaint.

 

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http://techcrunch.co...ing-headphones/




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Posted 25 July 2014 - 18:37

Beats has been around for awhile and NOW they want to sue Beats because it is owned by Apple now or what?

 

people like to pick a fight with apple don't they...



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 18:39

The bigger you are.......

 

the harder someone wants to screw you in the buthole.....



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:10

Eyes on the money.  Well played, Bose.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:14

But... isnt almost every big headphones manufacturer using some kind of noise canceling? Why single out Beats? For image? Bose does not need the image.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:37

 Why single out Beats? For image? Bose does not need the image.

 

Probably the same reason Apple singled out Samsung.  You go after what gets you the most money.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:38

Could be a money grab, or they just didn't care until someone got too big, like Beats became.

Anyone know if there's more then one method for noise cancellation?



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:48

Probably the same reason Apple singled out Samsung.  You go after what gets you the most money.

 

Logical, yes.

 

Although, Samsung did had some things that were highly similar and Apple acted immediately. However, noise canceling has been used for years, so, while I agree with you about the reason, at least Apple was less cynical about it :p


Could be a money grab, or they just didn't care until someone got too big, like Beats became.

Anyone know if there's more then one method for noise cancellation?

 

But wasn't Beats already quite big even before Apple?

 

I remember reading an article a couple of years ago that Beats was the headphone manufacturer that makes the most money.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:50

Am I the only one that thinks Bose speakers are mediocre at best?... I never got the appeal and always thought the sound was meh



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:53

Am I the only one that thinks Bose speakers are mediocre at best?... I never got the appeal and always thought the sound was meh

 

Don't know. I have a pair, I'm no audiophile by any means, but they sound pretty good to me. Got them at a sale for $130. Expensive for normal speakers but they were quite cheap for Bose standards so I decided to try them.

 

Also I've been told they are durable as anything.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 19:56

Am I the only one that thinks Bose speakers are mediocre at best?... I never got the appeal and always thought the sound was meh

I am not a big fan either. I think my Yamaha speakers sound better.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 20:24

I think beats made have infringed on boses patent for overcharging for mediocre sound.