Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beats Headphones and Trends

Trends are inevitable, especially among kids and teens. Everyone wants to have what is cool at the moment whether it be a brand of clothes or a must have toy. I observe these trends in the high school I work at. The latest trend is the Dr. Dre Beats headphones.

These are the over the ear headphones with the "b: logo on them that have become popular. Before this, everyone had the white iPod earbuds. Now everyone is getting the Beats. I have a little problem with this.

While I don't mind people wanting to buy decent headphones to listen to their music, it does bother me that people are buying these just because they see other people wearing them. Over the ear headphones have been around for a long time. Famous brands include Sennheiser, Grado, and AKG. Those that were really into music would have a pair like these.

So now kids are all going out and getting these Beats headphones, spending big bucks, when they could be getting quality name brand headphones for a fraction of the price. It's unfortunate that a new brand comes in and takes over the entire product category with and image.

Anyway, trends will always exist and people will continue to buy into them. As I say, don't follow the trends, set the trends!

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