But the Taiwanese vendor will retain mobile exclusivity.
HTC acquired the painfully trendy headphone firm last year, although the $300m partnership hit choppy waters in recent months when a HTC exec gunned down the audio firm's effectiveness, claiming that the headphones don't impact someone's decision to buy a smartphone.
And now, three months on from the slur, Beats has acquired some 25 per cent of its market share back from HTC, which was previously a 51 per cent majority stakeholder.
Beats holds around a 75 per cent share now, something that will offer it 'more flexibility for global expansion'.
Meanwhile, HTC keeps around a 25 per cent share of Beats, and it will retain commercial exclusivity across the mobile market (for now).