Generally, watches would not be a good parallel example for this kind of argument. There are quite a few people that could make the argument that a $20 dollar digital timex keeps more accurate time than a $25k Rolex due to the way a mechanical watch functions compared to digital. The arguments that seem to be made against Beats is that they underperform for their cost, maybe 3-5x depending who you ask, you're basically paying a premium for the name and the looks. So, "technically", most of the cost of the Rolex is the name and looks/materials as well.
But honestly, as a watch lover, I understand the heart of the argument you're trying to make, and would NEVER honestly try to argue that a Timex is a better watch than a Rolex. Watches, while functional, are primarily a form of jewelry, which the aesthetic quality is the main indication of value.
Heh, my 100th post is me being kind of a punk... sorry about that.
hahah no worries. i wasn't really arguing anything. just pointing out how what the average joe views as "premium products" in other markets segments like watches&cars are still considered "premium" even by the watch&car enthusiast/experts.
Off the top of my head, I can't think of other product segment outside of headphones where what the general public thinks is a "premium product" is so universally despised by enthusiasts/experts. It is like opposite day lol.
Edited by money4me247 - 3/3/13 at 10:05pm