short summary on the beats hate: all about brand, fashion and overpriced. sound quality doesn't match the massive prices (or simply crap), people who say they have good sound are comparing them to things like apple earbuds and haven't listened to anything else, poor build quality.
short summary on the beats defense: amazing bass, look so cool (I personally couldn't care less), official headphones of many celebs (I think), sound quality is excellent (a hard argument to use as bad sound quality is the main reason for the hate), build quality improved.
Now, you could probably tell that I dislike beats. Well I do cause beats do not match my needs. The target market for beats are people who are NOT audiophiles and are fashion conscious and likes to impress friends. Im quite the opposite of the target market, I couldn't care less about its style and brand. Although credits for the marketeers for somehow making beats popular.
Beats defenders is to haters as a stereotypical teenager is to James May (look him up if you don't know who he is).
Edited by DirectingGnu2 - 12/6/13 at 9:34pm