Hahaha... Well I meant to say snobs, but in my rush I made a typo. Well, hell, go ahead and be a nob if you prefer it over snob. It's the same to me. Botbyte, Feel free to claim whatever you like about the other thread. What I fail to see is the relevance of it. Yes, I got your inside mom joke, but it wasnt either funny nor relevant. You think I can't distinguish between high grade cans and lower grade general listening cans and others. But as far as I am concerned I am very capable of such. But in contrast, you come across as some who sees headphones as either high quality or crappy. And, by the way, if you think I was only defending the beats in the other thread, then you seriously lack some reading comprehension. It wouldve been no different if the core discussion was bashing the Sony mdrxb500 as overhyped and overpriced. And by the way, if you think monster overpriced their headgear, then you should look at audio technica with bloated prices at $1600 and over... Or it could be as low as $85 retail for the m35 that sound no better than those jvchas600 series. So there is your overprice yet again... But.. Do they sound horrible? No, they are simply not up to par for their pricing. As for the other poster, feel free to claim what you like. But what is the purpose of bashing headphones that someone else JUST bought. You don't like em, fine but so far it's you and maybe two others vs over 30 who love them. Is there something wrong with your ears? No. You're just very critical, and perhaps too critical. And that's all there is to it really. And just for clarification, the only thing on the other thread that got me mildly annoyed was the fact that someone stated that the beats studio ($350) sound like cheap throwaway $5.00 headphones. Here's a reality check, I dont care who endorses headphones, but if a set of cans which are priced at $350 actually sound like $5.00 headphones, believe me that very few will buy them, and probably 90% of them will return them. The line will be deemed a failure and will be discontinued, period.