This is not an opinion, this is a fact from day one they hit stores years, and years ago. Like fashion, people buy it for the aesthetic, and because it's seen in countless hip hop/rap music videos. The difference however, is that the hardware quality is absolutely dreadful, and has never been anything to take seriously. The packaging of those head phones are better than the product it self. Severely cheap to make, expensive yet very appealing to the masses, lots of profit.