I can see lots of beats, cheap sony and cheap pioneer.
I have absolutley nothing against beats, their sound will be liked by some, even more if they listen to rap or such. But i am really wondering what is up with so many sony headphones. There is no promotion, no nothing, yet they are extremely popular. Their sound is not bad by far, probably, for the price, is amazing, but i cannot understand how so many people got to them, there is zero advertising for them in any shop, street or anywhere.
At least the cheapest options seem to be getting better, and as many will not invest lots on headphones, i think that those who buy cheap ones will be very happy if the cheapest options become even better sounding.
About this, if one has a cheap pair of headphones, combined with a smartphone/iphone or from a windows/MAC/Linux PC, i invite you all to my software thread. It will improove all headphones SQ, regardless of operating system or device!
I had seen another pair of ie80, a little while ago in carreffour. I wonder if they were genuine.