Yup, why Beats never impressed me. I couldn't believe something with such BAD quality costs $100+ and I honestly think people don't know how to tell the difference between good and bad products. As long as it's a "designer brand", they'll buy it.
I found these articles, all from respectable online sources:
It's a shame that people don't understand these things. Why spend so much money on something that distorts sound? Why do "musicians" fall for these schemes? It doesn't make sense to me why people spend so much money or find these stuff impressive when NO PART OF IT is actually impressive. It's really just the name! Next time you see Beats, tell yourself it costs $14 to make, but you're paying a whole lotta money for it.