I've never heard the Dr dre beats but I doubt they're as horrible as people on these forums make them out to be. So what if they're marked up? Damn near everything in society is "marked up". This Dr.Dre beats headphone hate just sounds to me like a bunch of angry nerds mad that their $1400 Sennheisers aren't the "cool" headphones and they get no "cool" points. Also comes from hiphop haters in general. If people enjoy the beats, then its worth it.... whos to say they will like the sound of the headphones you're comparing them to? Who said they're "audiophiles" and give a **** about your charts, statistics and other ****? They just want a nice looking headphones thats in style and sounds good and I see nothing wrong with that. If they enjoy the headphone then that's what matters. If they want more from some headphones then they will find what they're looking for, period.
The thing is, when compared to other headphones made by reputable manufactures the Beats come up waaaay short. There is no value to be had in Beats.