|Beats Headphones most important part|
PopMech did a detailed teardown of Beats most popular Solo headphones and found that they're incredibly cheaply made with corners cut just about everywhere. For instance, Beats uses glue where most quality makers use screws, so they're really very fragile. Beats also claims that its drivers are specially designed for the company but it turns out that they're just cheap off-the-shelf units.
But Beats pulls out one trick that you probably never considered. The company makes its headphones feel more substantial and worth the money by adding weight!
In fact, 30% of the weight of the phones comes from 4 tiny parts that do nothing else but make them feel heavier (see the photo above).
So do yourself a favor and grab something that's worth the money the next time you're buying phones. Three models that I use all the time are the Monoprice 8323 (for really inexpensive but great sounding phones), the broadcast standard Sony MDR 7506, and Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
What are your favorite headphones?
UPDATE: It appears that the unit that was dismantled by PopMech was a knockoff.