These Beats headphones are everywhere! With Dr. Dre behind them, and then Apple spending big bucks for the company, people have been flocking to the brand to drop $200 on 'the best headphones around'.

But, as you can see when an engineer takes them apart, they're cheaply made, and use off-the-shelf generic parts. There's really nothing that makes them durable and long-lasting, and a lot of the weight comes from useless parts just thrown in there!

The total cost to make these things is less than $17. You just paid $200.

That's what, an 850% markup? For cheap plastic that comes apart pretty easily?

No wonder Apple bought the company! This is a freaking CASH COW! Check out this cost breakdown, that even includes the packaging:

(via Medium.com/Bolt.io)