If there’s a company out there that engages in price gouging more blatantly than Monster, I’ve never heard of them. Today’s offense: charging $US700 for a pair of $US350 headphones painted white.
The headphones in question are the Dr. Dre Beats headphones, a nice pair of over-the-ear cans with noise cancellation and a mobile phone mic built in.
Now, Monster and some guy names Ron Herman are offering up white versions of the Beats in a limited edition run. The price for the new paintjob is $US699. That is the only difference between the two sets of headphones: the colour.
Seriously Monster, I know you like money, but good lord, at least try to disguise your unquenchable greed a little bit. [CrunchGear]