I don't think it's fair to compare noise canceling headphones to non-noise canceling headphones, so much of the cost goes into the NC that yoru really left with $100 headphones when you listen to the beats.
Against other NC headphones would be a better comparison cause then the prices would be much closer and the quality similiar.
I agree with this... but as I mentioned previously, Beats Solo is nothing special. Actually, it really is quite crappy.
yeah, the sound cancelling system isn't the best out there, apparently it "overcompensates"