Beats are just overpriced , I'm not buying them , I could , but I wont.
They're overpriced , and generally not worth it.
These headphones come with a 2 year manufacture warranty , and are rated 4.5-5 stars on every site I checked them on , and were featured on Gizmodo 2-3 months back during CES 2012:
Audio-Technica's Solid Bass Buds Are Ready for Your Beats
And the top comment on the article about sums it up for me :
With me spending about 100$ a year on 20$ headphones I figured it was time to settle for something that would last , with a 2-year warranty , I think these will.
There's no question that the sound quality on audio technica's are leaps beyond anything that beats, or monster for that matter, puts out.....
Just that they don't have the same "marketing" campaign behind their products.
Which is a good thing, I suppose - I'd have second thoughts about buying anything from AT, if lady gaga or dr dre's face was painted all over it.
(Btw , these Headphones average out at 132$ on Sears , the website that I posted in the first post is the one with the cheapest price:
Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more)