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Simon Cowell unveils new Sony headphones

Watch out Dr. Dre — this town’s not big enough for two sets of celebrity-backed high-end headphones.

Simon Cowell has announced a new line of headphones that will be distributed by Syco Entertainment, his business collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The X Headphones will cost $299 and should compete with Dr. Dre’s stupidly successful Beats by Dre.

In a statementThe X Factor creator and judge flexed his signature humility: “I simply wanted something better than what is in the market today. I’ve tried all of them, literally every single one. Sony and I set out to create the best headphone in the world. We are absolutely blown away by these. With the X headphones, it’s like being in the recording studio when the records are made. The sound is that clear.” READ FULL STORY

Dr. Dre earns more than Jay-Z and Kanye West combined

Image Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Wait.  What?

Yep, you read that correctly.  The aging hip-hop legend who hasn’t released an album in 13 years earned more this year than Yeezy and Hova combined, pulling in $110 million, according to Forbes. How? Beats by Dre is how. His ludicrously successful line of headphones saw annual sales of close to half a billion dollars.

Kanye and Jay-Z, on the other hand, made a paltry $35 and $38 million, respectively, on the heels of Watch the Throne. Just goes to show that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach it to develop and market consumer electronics and make piles of money.

Keep your other other Benz, Kanye; Dr. Dre’s busy polishing his other other other yacht.

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