January 18, 2013

THE ALLURE OF EXPENSIVE HEADPHONES: How Dr. Dre Made $300 Headphones a Must-Have Accessory. “Just a few years ago, spending $300 on headphones was something only a handful of artists, music producers, and audiophiles would even consider. But that was before a hip-hop legend got involved. These days, headphones — specifically ones that cost hundreds of dollars — are one of the fastest growing categories in the consumer electronics industry. And musicians who aren’t sticking their name on a pair are starting to seem tone deaf.”