Proud owner of the Beats Pro
The point being that the masses have bad taste because it is different than mine? that would be arrogant of my part, don't you agree.
Audio quality has progressed enormously from the hissy tapes and horrid headphones from the Walkman era to the great phones and digital encoded music from today. Boom boxes progressed from noise boxes to very compact yet powerful systems.
And beats headphones are overpriced in the sense that the BMW 1. Good car, yet the VW golf is better and cheaper.
I can't see a deterioration in audio standars.