Are Beats Headphones Really That Bad? Turns Out They're The Only Headphones Teens Prefer Over Apple's


Apple recently bought Beats, the maker of the pricey headphones and a streaming music service, for $3 billion.

The headphones have received pretty negative reviews, but it turns out that teens absolutely love them - likely for the status symbol.

I have to admit, I bought Beats by Dr. Dre headphones because I thought people would think I was cool. I used them for about a month, realized they weren't good, and ended up giving them to a friend for free. This friend was incredibly excited, and probably for the same reason I initially was.


And it seems like teens are no different. According to a recent survey, 46% of American teenagers said that their next pair of headphones will be a pair of Beats. Apple's own earbuds, which come included with iPhones and iPods, came in second place.