one issue about the uneducated public/ consumers that impulsely buy a pair of beats instead of searching for "TRUE" research like in Headfi, and not in Biased reviews like in Bestbuy, cnet, etc
because i DID see quite a few kids rating headphone by the amount of Bass each have. and i always contradict them saying "you need to find a nice balanced headphone that suits your needs thats either easily driven from an iPod or an Amp"
i really dont see why my classmates dont know whats worth the price.
Skullcandy Hesh(muffled, muddy bass)-50$
Sennheiser HD201(balanced sound, little bass)-20-30$
with the BIG price difference, the General uneducated public thinks "you get what you pay for" which Monster(Beats), Skullcandy, Etc does great at doing with all the (possibly bribed) biased reviews stating "ITS THE BEST HEADPHONE AROUND" or "LilWayne and Dr.Dre uses them; Which suddenly means theyre the best!" and even "Heres a pair of Beats Monsters, priced about the same as an Actual Audiophile headphone, when its not even on par with the Sennheiser HD295"
as always, i am trying to educate the interested public secondhandedly, if they want to try out my pair of headphones. they can. like another poster wrote: The OP is trying to state how you can get better sound at the same or lower the Price of the Fad headphones.