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You could even make an exact visual clone of any pop-star-endorsed headphones, put in some high-end drivers, and make the price 1¢, but people with the obsession of social status will always take the expensive, real, and crappy item.
 
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Hello Overclock.net! As the title of this thread states, my 14 year old sister has her heart set on buying an AUD $250 pair of Beats Solos. While I'm no audiophile, I can definitely appreciate the quality of sound my Titanium HD and ATH AD 700 can produce, and would hate to see my sister buy such an expensive pair of headphones when I know there are far better options. She listens almost exclusively to pop, so I don't think the bass-heavy Beats would give her good sound quality. The trouble is, my (rather blunt) argument of 'don't get them, they're ridiculously overpriced' isn't making much headway. So to all you audiophiles on this forum, help me come up with some more convincing arguments!

Your sister may not value the same things in a pair of headphones that you do. She may value style and name brand more than she values pure sound quality. You can let her know your opinion of the Beats versus different headphones but I would push too hard, as if you badger her into buying another pair she may end up resenting you for it when they aren't exactly what she wanted.

I know for an "audiophile" it can be painful seeing someone you care about buy mass market stuff but lets be honest, for the average joe Beats headphones are good enough.
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