Audiophiles are supposed to have esoteric interests, smell like butterflies, and criticize people who are different from us.
Didn't you get the memo?
At $200 it's not bad if it can defeat Momentums, which cost quite a bit more for the over ear version. It is quite competitive and if it's as good as Tyll say, it means many people out there are now getting sound that is quite nice.
Instead of trying to maintain exclusivity and this air of superiority by bashing Beats, we should applaud Beats for decraptifying their headphones over the ears. Beats is still like the most mainstream headphone, so they are improving the audio experience of many, many people.
And I'm not even a Beats fan, FYI. Never owned one before and don't intend to.
Well most cans in that range are much more sturdy. Metal and all.