The Truth About Beats

I’ve never really been a fan of Beets by Dre. Style over substance isn’t really my thing. Plus I’m not enough of an audiophile to really need special headphones for listening to anything. Actually, I don’t even use headphones when it makes sense to.

Anyway. Beats by Dre seems to be more marketed toward style/trend conscious people who feel the need to be seen in the headphones, rather than using the headphones for enjoyment. Sort of like what it was to own a Mac or iPhone/iPad back in the early days of that market.

All that being said, I don’t have any real problem with people buying them. They’re the Monster Cables of the headphone world. People who value quality products that actually produce high end audio will not buy them, and people who buy what is popular at the time will. I think my real problem comes from the idea that these headphones make people feel like they’re real audiophiles.