Will Beats by Dre headphones deliver you the absolute best sound quality $250 can buy? No, they won’t. But they’re still offer excellent audio quality and, more importantly, they’re the best-looking and most popular headphones around—and that matters to most people. After all, nobody buys a Lamborghini because it’s the most reliable, durable automobile. People buy them because they look awesome. So why should it be any different with headphones?
Of course, your regular, off-the-shelf Beats aren’t really the Lamborghinis of headphones. They’re more like the Escalades of headphones. The Lamborghinis of headphones are the tricked out special edition Beats—you know, the ones you’ll see here in this list. They’re ridiculously expensive and ultimately pointless, and yet they are still kind of awesome. Take a look and fantasize about what it would be like if you could actually afford these things.