Recently let a friend who owned beats before and now has Bose try my HD 650s. He was definitely impressed, saying how he could still get good bass but hear so much more clearly. Within the next half hour he asked me at least 3 times how much my rig was... you could tell he was thinking bout his budgeting plans . Two days later, he declares that he will save up $500 and then come ask me for recommendations... we may have ourselves a new convert
I'm having some luck with my mother. I got her a pair of Phillips she3580 because her work headphones broke. Today she told me "those things sound so much better than my old set". Im pretty impressed myself for $5.