Originally Posted by Monstrous
Can you show me somewhere that Monster has advertised the beats as sounding good or being the best thing ever? They've always been marketed in terms of how they look.
The argument for their price is their design. You pay for the look, just like clothes. These just happen to produce sound too.
And I think people that pay more than $20 for a pair of jeans or a shirt are idiots too. Brands are such a stupid cash cow and people's competitive nature makes them want something that has a higher price tag. Because name and price are what makes a product good right?
Also, I was using the 'best things ever' as a colloquial, about all those brands, watch any Bose commercial and you'll see what I mean... 'Our 3-2-1 system is just as good as a full surround setup, without the extra speakers and wires' Sorry, that's just not physically or technologically possible.
And here's a quote right from the official Beats site
The company's mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience - with headphones, devices and services - so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio.
Again, sorry, overloading the bass/lfe channel in a set of stereo headphones and charging over $100 for them doesn't make them sound studio quality.