Dear Music listeners, The cost of making a Beats by Dre is less than GHC60

Headphone designers estimate 'the cost of making a fancy headset is as low as $14', and the least priced piece sells for $199.99

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Some experts have estimated that it costs at little as $14 to make a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. play

Some experts have estimated that it costs at little as $14 to make a pair of Beats by Dre headphones.

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According to estimates from some headphone experts, the cost of making Dre Beats headphones is less than GHC60.

The company was sold to Apple in May of 2014 during a record-setting deal that included about $2.6billion in cash and approximately $400million in stock. Company founders Dr Dre - aka Andre Young - and Jimmy Lovine are now Apple employees.

Headphone designers estimate 'the cost of making a fancy headset is as low as $14', the New York Times reported.

The least expensive pair of Beats headphones that is listed on the company's website costs $199.99 and the most expensive pair retails for $699.99.

Dre and Iovine created the company in the mid-2000s.

Beats grew to become worth $3.2billion after cornering 57 per cent of the market for 'premium' headphones, CNN reported. 

Overall, the company controlled 27 per cent of the $1.8billion headphone market in 2014.  

During an audio test of 18 of the top-selling headphone brands, TIME Magazine ranked Beats as the second-to-worst entry in terms of sound quality.

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