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Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:01:52 PM »
An interesting read on the build quality of the headphones. Can't say I'm terribly shocked to see the bill of materials was only $16.89.

Disappointing that people gladly hand over their hard earned cash for fools gold.

https://blog.bolt.io/how-it-s-made-series-beats-by-dre-154aae384b36#.8stzp5wmb
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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 10:39:25 PM »
Found a follow up article that revealed the unit they tore down was counterfeit. They got legit versions and compared them to the counterfeit. find to be very similar - actual BOM is $20.19

https://blog.bolt.io/how-it-s-made-series-yup-our-beats-were-counterfeit-but-they-cost-about-the-same-to-make-as-the-364cc6808d18#.8sjsq229z


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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 07:20:29 AM »
It's a shame innocent buyers get screwed.  While I know a few things about some of what I buy, I am certain there are other things I buy, about which I know little, where I have been screwed.
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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 08:57:13 AM »
Marketing companies. Monster Cable, Bose, etc. They sell the name or emotion over the product. Dyson is another great one, pile of plastic junk. Informed buyers, who look past the ads, usually don't make illogical decisions. I'm sure we've all fell for it at one time or another, when in doubt do a little research.

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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 09:44:53 AM »
My guess is BEATS is not the only headphone manufacturer that would have a low BOM value.  We'd all probably be surprised and alarmed how little parts cost to build a number of expensive cans.
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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 11:23:38 PM »
I LOVE my Avio headphones from RadioShack!! On sale for $24.99. They sound great !!!!
Blow the Beats away!!

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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 11:59:09 PM »
Okay, if this is going to morph into that thread, let me just say that my Grado SR-60s are the only piece of audio gear that I bought in college which I still have.   I love them and would never willingly part with them.

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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 12:21:37 AM »
I love mine.  One of the best buys in audio, IMO
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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 01:47:07 AM »
I love mine.  One of the best buys in audio, IMO

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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 09:30:25 AM »
Grado SR 60s
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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 10:07:38 AM »
I knew that.   I was joking.

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Re: Beats teardown - BOM $16.89
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 02:25:54 PM »
I knew that.   I was joking.

I didn't read the whole thread; I thought he was talking about beats.  I thought maybe he lost his mind.  Good to see you're still sane, Klaus.

Also... the SR60's are really nice.  If they were closed, I'd probably own them.
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