First Impression: Beats by Dre

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I got an email the other day from Alghanim Electronics asking me if there was anything they had I would be interested in trying out and reviewing. I thought about it for a bit and decided to ask for the Beats by Dr.Dre headphones. I’ve been thinking about getting them but really wanted to try them out first before spending the big bucks. I already have a lot of head/ear phones: Bang & Olufsen A8, Shure E2, Sennheiser PX100, AKG K81 DJ and the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro. So I really needed a good reason to get another and I think I just found it.

THE BASS!

Damn, I was just listening to random stuff from my itunes list, Nine Inch Nails, Paul Oakenfold, Warren G, Pet Shop Boys, Chemical Brothers.. just anything I clicked on and everything was sounding really great. Then I put Touch It by Busta Rhymes and my jaw hit the floor. I am still in shock on how something so small (ok they aren’t really small but they are smaller than my full sized speakers) could put out this much bass. It just sounded incredible, makes me want to keep listening to music all day.

The headphones cost KD99 at Alghanim Electronics which surprisingly makes it cheaper than Amazon. On Amazon.com they cost KD95 (with tax) plus factor in KD5.5 for shipping and you end up paying at least KD100. Will post more about these headphones once I get to properly test them out.

Update: Amazon is currently offering a $50 discount on the Beats by Dre. Click here to check it out. [Amazon Link]


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Groovimania Kuwait with Dj Richard Murray

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I am not usually a fan of parties in Kuwait but Groovimania (Jan 8th) looked pretty cool. Hard to believe the video above was actually shot here in Kuwait. [YouTube]

Update: The DJ removed the video from YouTube so it’s no longer available


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Super Mario song played with a oud

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Some guys in Qatar managed to play the Super Mario theme song on a oud and the outcome is actually good. [YouTube]


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Ah Ya Lasmar Ya Zain 35 Years Later

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The video above is of the new Zain commercial, while the one below is the original from 1973. Same song, same singer. Its cool seeing the same thing but 35 years apart. Big difference of course is that the singer (Abdul Karim Abdul Kader) is much older, but I also noticed how the girls skirt is now much longer and Abdul Kader is no longer sitting next to her but standing a couple of meters away. Imagine a remake of Bye Bye London today, the whole play would probably take place at a Starbucks.


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BBS teacher sings the Bird song

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Miss Ghesquiere sent me a link to this video 5 days ago of a teacher in one of the local schools singing the Bird song but I didn’t find it funny until I watched the latest Family Guy episode below. Pretty cool teacher.


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I wanna dance in Beirut

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A friend of mine helped produce this music video and I thought I would share it with everyone. Its actually pretty good. [YouTube]


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The dancing Filipino prisoners at it again!

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First they danced to Thriller, then they danced to MC Hammer and now the prisoners are back doing the Macarena. Isn’t dancing to the Macarena counted as a form of torture? [YouTube]


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New radio station, Mix FM

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Just found out from q8loco’s blog that there is a new radio station launching in Kuwait called Mix FM 98.4. No one get their hopes up though its an Arabic station so BBC and VOA News are still our only other options over 99.7 for now. [Link]


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Bert & Ernie tries Gangsta-Rap

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Some guy was bored so he took a bunch of Bert & Ernie clips and edited them so they look like they are gagsta rapping. [YouTube]


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Where the Hell is Matt? In Kuwait!

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Matt Harding became famous by accident awhile back when a video of him dancing in front of landmarks in different countries became an overnight success. Now Matt is back with a new video thats been in the making for over a year. This time around he visited and danced in 42 different countries and one them was Kuwait. Its a really cool video thats sure to give you goosebumps. [YouTube]

Thanks Shab!

Update: Here is a link to Matt’s journal when he was in Kuwait. I honestly thought he was a nice guy but after reading his journal I now think he’s a jerk. Watching the video above you get a feeling of world unity and peace but then when you find out the kind of person Matt really is it suddenly makes sense why the world is at war. [Link]


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