Beats Headphones Torn Apart by an Engineer Shows How Cheap They Are
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: