Posted while listening to headphones that cost exactly $100. Full story at Digital Music News:

If Apple transformed the market for portable music, Beats Electronics is transforming the market for its most important accessory. According to recently-released data from NPD Group, 43 percent of all headphone purchases now involve price tags above $100, with plenty soaring into the $350+ range. Overall, NPD estimates that Beats now controls 51 percent of a premium headphone market now estimated at $1 billion in the US alone.

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