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Old 01-07-2011, 02:52 PM
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Default Take 2 of The Bullshit Never Stops ... Bob Marley Headphones

I lived in JA for 5 years and IMO Bob Marley would be rolling in his grave at the BS that they've done with his home, gear and grave site ... and now this, Rohan Marley endorses Bob Marley headphones at CES 2011 for the launch of the Bob Marley phones, what a sick joke

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/01/roh...nes-ces-2011/#
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:59 PM
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God...it's shaping up to be a looooooong year.
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Who could be next?
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The 50 Cent cans at least seem to be developed by a rather reputable company, Sleek, but those Marley phones are most likely just generic Chinese OEM phones, *very* similar housings to Skullcandy and WESC: http://www.thehouseofmarley.com/goods/headphones

And the message about "love the planet" seems a bit thin... maybe the woods they ship to China are FSC approved, but who knows in what factories the phones are made? All those "Freedom, Revolution, Destiny, yadda, yadda" phrases are a bit of a heavy marketing tactic as well - even if some of the revenue goes into charity, which of course is laudable. But maybe that's just me.
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I'm pre-ordeing the Sun Is Shining earbuds!! They look super sexy and will go with all of my red, gold, and green duds!!!!
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I'm pre-ordeing the Sun Is Shining earbuds! ...
I would have pictured you for the Smile Jamaica ones
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Gotta admit, you had me pretty scared, I love Marley. They might be crap headphones IDK but at least they dont look hideous like I thought they might.
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The $99 range of IEMs indeed does look rather nice and subtle, and also the somewhat willy-nilly named (black) "Sun is Shining" ones that Machiventa likes.
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IMO all screenshots seems to me like they are 3D renders. Anything looks nice in 3D
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Don't do it Dub! Yeah 50's at least look nice these deserve to be stomped on. Again, and again, and again, and again.
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Wow,... desecration of another legend, by his own blood - sad, so sad.
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Well, the Marley headphones website also links to these... stress- and tension-reducing dietary supplements: http://www.marleybeverages.com/
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Wow,... desecration of another legend, by his own blood - sad, so sad.
Sad but true ...
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It's all about the money, honey

I actually kinda like the looks of the Lion, the black and wood IEMs with the flattish knurled outer housings.

Surprised to not see this obvious marketing ploy - include a special, exclusive Bob Marley CD/download with every can/IEM purchase.

They could dig up some unreleased tracks and push the product that way.

People are suckers for the word "exclusive"...
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It's all about the money ...
O' really, poor Jimi's family, his are only $49.99



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O' really, poor Jimi's family, his are only $49.99

Is nothing sacred?
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Damn, and I thought it was out of control before. Those things look like a purple freaking nightmare
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i want Neil Young & Crazy Horse headphones.
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Thank god Neil Young would be the last man in the world to allow headphones made in his image.

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I've seen those before, and they still make me sad.
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