How it’s made: Beats

 

One of the great things about the solo headphones is how substantial they feel. A little bit of weight makes the product feel solid, durable, and valuable. One way to do this cheaply is to make some components out of metal in order to add weight. In these headphones, 30% of the weight comes from four tiny metal parts that are there for the sole purpose of adding weight. – Medium

After comparing wireless headphones to replace my Apple EarPods for a while, I ended up buying a pair of red Powerbeats. They’re nice headphones, have good battery life and after using Bluetooth head phones for a while, I can’t image using regular headphones with a cable running from my ears to my jeans. 

Even so, while my PowerBeats work fine, apparently not every product in their line up is that great.