timmmay: Beats by Dr Dre aren't near as clear as some other headphones, plus they're not well made - they tend to fail after a couple of years. They're also pretty expensive. The noise cancelling works great in airplanes, but otherwise isn't really that useful.
I had to repair a set of these for a friend the other day, absolute plastic junk. Can't commend on the audio quality, but the build quality is rubbish to the extent that I wouldn't have been surprised if they were counterfeits (they weren't). But they have the right name on them which is the point.