Audio gear maker Monster keeps throwing down bear in its Beats by Dr. Dre line, this time introducing (hold your breath) Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Red Sox High-Definition Headphones. The new cans feature very prominent Boston Red Sox insignia, colors, and branding, and mark the first time a MLB-licensed set of Beats headphones have been offered to “the general public.” Individual athletes have been going around sporting Beats by Dr. Dre headphones for some time now.
“The Red Sox are one of the most historic and respected franchises in all of professional sports, and their fans are among the most famously loyal,” said Beats by Dr. Dre co-founder and Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine, in a statement. “We are very proud to be partnering with our friends at the Red Sox to introduce these headphones to the fans of this iconic team.”
Like other Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, the Red Sox Studio edition are designed to provide a detailed, high-end audio experience—and Monster is specifically pitching them at users of mobile devices like iPods, iPads, iPhones, Zunes, BlackBerries, and more. The closed-can headphones block out background noise while large headphone drivers and a digital amp provide highly accurate sound—and, if you’re concerned those magnets will suck your iPhone dry, the headphones use two AAA batteries, so they’re easy on mobile devices.
How much will all this run? Most of the cost of an iPad: Monster has priced the Red Sox headphones at $399.95…but we assume that’s nothing compared to the cost of not displaying your franchise loyalty. Just be careful wearing them in New York City.