Companies regularly have to cut costs in order to maximize profits, so sometimes extras have to go. In this case, HTC in an interview on Friday said that it won’t pack in Beats Audio’s earbuds or other headphones with at least some of its smartphones from here on out.
According to Product Executive Martin Fichter, the on-device Beats Audio processing will stay, but ordinary headphones at most would come in the box with models like the Evo 4G LTE and One series. It looks like customers just weren’t buying them for the headphones, so they will save some money.
Up until now Beats headphones came with phones like the Rezound and Sensation XL. The Beats headphones raised prices and made it difficult to compete. I don’t think most of us will mind since we all have headphones anyway.