And it appears that the difference in sound signature is practically negligible. Frequency response graphs between the two are extremely similar. Soundstage is exactly the same. It appears the ONLY difference the experts noticed when they did the listening test was that the bass on the FAKE Beats was slightly tighter and the treble was slightly smoother. The FAKES were also able to hit slightly lower sub-bass than the REAL ones. Other than that, there was almost no difference!
The moral of this: If you're dead-set on getting a pair of fashion headphones with the "b" logo on it, you're actually better off paying half the price for a pirated pair than the full price for a real pair. Who would've thought?