You know why I hate Monster? They take advantage of the ignorance of people to push above average items (average being iBuds and Skullcandies and cheapo electronics) at horrendously premium prices. They take advantage of the weakness of people to branding and advertisement and irrelevant celebrity endorsements and shiny things.
I am not biased. I am not a sheep. I would love nothing more than for Monster to deliver a headphone that performs as well as they are marketed and designed to look like. It would be the end-all. Monster by far has the resources to do this. But, they won't do it, because they're not in it to make quality items, or improve technology, or make people happy. They're here to be a soulless parasite corporation to make the most money they possibly can off of the lack of knowledge of the general population.
This is a forum where the end goal is to find the best sound. This forum is not a soapbox for feelings and people's rights. This is a place for facts and logic and truth, and the truth is, Beats will never be good headphones compared to their price point competition. Tell me, if the Beats were so fantastic, how come so many people get them for half-off and more, sometimes even for FREE? How many other popular headphones sell for half cost or more new? How does Monster not only survive, but thrive when their product is rampantly fire-saled, if their product was actually built to cost?