"Grossly overpriced... Fashion accessories to teenagers"2.0 starson by jamesnay
Pros: Good and strong bass, but the bass is overwhelming. You can find better headphones with better bass that doesn't drown out the mids and highs. Nice design.
Cons: Just flat out not a good value for the price. Mids and highs are bad. Build quality stinks. You can find BETTER headphones for less. These are all image due to Monster's marketing blitz.
Summary: Beats are made by Monster who is infamous for making hugely overpriced cables. You can buy similar quality cables for 1/10th the price of a Monster cable. Yet people think this same company, who is new to the headphone market, is going to over a great product for a great value. How the marketing blitz isn't obvious to so many is a bit sad. You see these things everywhere on tv and in magazines. They give them to celebrities and athletes to pump up their product image.
Anyone gloating about how great these are and how they are "the best" have never heard what a truly great headphone sounds like. Read any reputable audio forum (head-fi, audioholics) and you'll see the overwhelming majority of knowledgeable audiophiles would not recommend Beats, Bose or Skullycandy to anyone.
If you really care about sound quality and NOT being cool amongst your peer group then learn about headphones here: http://audioproheadphones.blogspot.com