Liking the aesthetic of the Beats has nothing to do with aesthetics, you've been programmed to like how they look through a carefully crafted propaganda campaign, mostly by associating them with other known and understood objects like boobs, money, status, power etc. When people look at Beats, a million images of these things instantly come to mind, often without much awareness. You don't like the way the Beats look, you like associating yourself with these things and this carefully crafted image. No other headphone has that image because no one has told you how to look at other headphones, or what to think when you look at them. Most other headphones are just headphones, and are much more up to the individual as to how they are perceived. Which also means you have to decide for yourself what you think of the way they look. They don't come with that "seal of approval" which assures you of how you will be perceived when you wear them and makes them a safe purchase because in the end, it says nothing about who you really are. You're just another idiot wearing Beats.
Edited by rhythmdevils - 3/12/12 at 8:35pm