It goes beyond that. It could be argued that the Beats branding on stuff like phones and laptops is basically fashion too, but it's still very different from the headphones. It's good to know that some markets will always be safe from buying into the Beats branding, but I'm kind of scared to see how many products will be released "with Beats audio" built in. Even if 2 devices are equal with the Beats audio turned off, I'd rather buy the device without Beats audio just so I know I'm not wasting my money on paying for the Beats branding. And yes, I realize that means I'm essentially paying the other company more money to not have Beats.
I agree, but these days I don't feel enraged by Dr.Dre Beats anymore. It's not like I am the one that's spending the money, and who am I to judge another person?
Edited by Bokyung - 2/3/12 at 6:51am