xrichx saidYou're paying for the Beats brand name. You'll get get much better sound quality at a much better price, if you get something from Sennheiser or even a set of studio monitors from Audio Technica or Sony.
But hey, if you enjoy the Beats, then carry on.
I'm glad someone understands the concept.
Receivers and mics are really sensitive instruments. They don't hold their integrity especially with all the abuse we put them through.
These mainstream companies don't even do appropriate electroacoustic measures to validate that their equipment is worthy or any better than a $10 pair of headphones.
If beats by Dre could provide calibration specs that were valid I'd have them all over the labs here because they're so cheap. Unfortunately that would require someone to know what they are doing and do the electroacoustic analysis; engineers are engineers and acousticians are acousticians.