It’s widely known that the massively popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are certainly not the best headphones on the market, despite their premium cost of up to $2500 for the Collector’s Series Gold Studio headphones.
According to a New York Times article, much of that price tag doesn’t even go into the cost of making quality headphones.
“Headphone designers estimate the cost of making a fancy headset is as low as $14.”
Marques Brownlee, regarded as “the best technology reviewer on the planet right now” by former Google VP Vic Gundotra, explains why Beats by Dr. Dre cost so much despite their lack of sound quality. You may want to think twice before you snag that fancy looking pair of headphones.