Originally Posted by api2500
So it's even less than that? Not a large majority then...
I totally think the real reason they sell is because of the name.
Call them Monster Headphones MH350-H charge $350 and around that many people will buy them.
no it's substantially more units sold
the lower priced beats (there is an entire line) out sell the $350 model
my guess is that the actual number of units sold in the product line (based on a few articles) is more towards the 600,000-750,000 mark
of course that is nowhere near the sales of iPOD systems, so obviously the iPOD does represent a more average playback experience....but it doesn't mean that the beats aren't a consumer trend....I still think they represent a "consumer" spectral curve....
they are where things are going...
I still won't own a pair, because the name accounts for 40% (if not more) of their MSRP
they are very flimsy feeling....I would trust them on a studio floor...
I still think the sony MDR-v6 represents the best selling headphone of all time (studio use), could be wrong about that
I am 100% happy with my Sennheiser HD-600's....I tried the HD-650's and the HD-800's and they didn't represent anything more "accurate" IMO, than the HD-600
HD-600 on a Bryston 2bLP is going to be my reference for a LOOOONG time to come....
I would, however like to keep listening to other options....it can never hurt
my guess is that the beats are a fad, they won't last....like most consumer fads
I think they do represent a valid consumer spectral curve in today's market though....I don't think they should be totally discounted or ignored