Beats Electronics, founded by Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Interscope chairman Jimmy lovine, burst onto the audio scene in 2006 and has quickly become one of the world’s most recognized headphones.

Audiophiles have scoffed at the price of the headphones for the quality they produce, claiming they produce too much bass which distorts the sound, but despite their technical merits, the trendy headsets continue to gain popularity for their brand image.

Beats headphones generally run a couple hundred dollars but if you were wondering what the most expensive pair of beats you could purchase today where, it is likely the pro series which is priced at $399.95-$449.95 USD.

Custom designer pairs of the headphones have also been popular.  Below are the most expensive.

5. Colorware Illusion Beats By Dre Dre – $1000

Colorware, where you can create and buy your own custom beats, pulled out all the stops with this series and used an iridescent paint scheme to which delivers color changing effects to the headphones depending upon the viewing angle.

 4. Crystal Rocked Black Chrome Studio Beats By Dr Dre – $1575

This pair of beats features a black mirrored finish and the B logo is adorned with black diamond Swarovski crystals.

3. Crystal Rocked 24ct Gold Plated Beats by Dr Dre – $2350

If you’d rather just have the 24ct gold and withhold the crystals, Crystal Rocked still has you covered with this limited edition pair of beats.

 

2. Crystal Rocked Swarovski Glamour series – $2650 USD

Are your headphones not complete unless they are made of both 24ct Gold and rocking Swarovski Dorado crystals?

1. Graff Diamonds Million Dollar Beats by Dre

Both Lil Wayne and LMFAO have been spotted wearing these diamond encrusted headphones.