I grew up in Framingham, Massachussetts, which is about 30 minutes outside of Downtown Boston off of Route 9. I grew up watching the Red Sox lose again and again, no matter how much talent we had on the field. My first visit to Fenway was a field trip in the 4th grade, and I became a fan shortly thereafter.
We move to Arizona when I was 12. A few years later, when I turned 16, I started to become a fan of gangster rap. It was 1992, and NWA, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were huge at my high school, and as a suburban white kid growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, it was required that I buy “The Chronic” on release day. Needless to say, I’m a pretty big Dr. Dre fan, and I’ve got almost everything he’s ever produced or rapped on in my iTunes library.
When the Dr. Dre Beats headphones came out by Monster, I really wanted a set. But like many people, I just couldn’t justify the $300+ price tag. At the time I was working in an office and I could really have used a set of fancy noise-canceling headphones, but not for $300.
Now, I may have to amend that decision. That’s because Monster has introduced the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Red Sox Edition headphones. It’s like a singularity has been introduced to my head, combining all things awesome in one place. Problem is, they’re super expensive. MSRP is $399, and although they are pretty sweet, I don’t know if I can justify it that much.
But man, they would be sweet.