This just goes to show that marketing really does drive consumerism. But at least we have choices, just bought some $26 discontinued and repackaged monitor headphones that sound better than anything Beats has to offer at 1/10 their price.
...Why do people refuse to spend their money on something actually useful? Shure released their new SRH-1540 headphones, and I never heard a single thing about them on the interwebs apart from the Head-Fi forums. I wonder how one becomes a writer for Tom's... I'd have no problem filling the front page with updates on the hi-fi audio world, which apparently is appreciated about as much as a tumor in comparison to the average $2000 video setup around here. There's nothing that I hate more than being told by the guy with two Titan Blacks, $1500 of displays, and a $40 headset that my hi-fi headphone setup was a waste of money. I just can't comprehend the thought process behind that.