Apple’s Beats earphones are a standout amongst the most prominent earphone brands, perceived anyplace for the “b” on the sides. In any case, at $200, the extravagant earphones are a serious venture, one many individuals find excessively lavish for the nature of the gadget itself.

To discover exactly how much the earphones would cost to make, equipment investment firm Bolt separated the earphones and found that only four bits of metal that make it appear as though Beats are a larger number of extravagant than they are. Each and every other bit is made of plastic, and basically stuck or snapped together, with the exception of a couple tightens on the ear caps.


Weight includes adds presence of extravagance, and the organization knows this. That is the reason 30 percent of the earphones’ weight originates from four metal parts that could simply be fabricated less expensive with plastic.

Bolt’s Avery Louie portrays the assembling virtuoso in a post on Medium.
“The brilliant thing here is that the two large metal parts are not mirror images of each other- they are actually the same part! This means that only one tool would need to be made to produce both parts, which saves money in tool design and number of tools. It also makes the headphones easier to assemble, since there are fewer unique parts.”

Louie evaluated the real cost of making a couple of Beats is a $16.89, excluding work or transportation costs. In any case, when you’re paying for Beats, you’re paying for a brand—and four small bits of metal.