Beats by Dr. Dre is a line of expensive headphones that offers studio quality sound, solid build quality, and the Dr. Dre name. Because they are so popular and expensive, the counterfeiting market for these things is huge right now. These aren't just cheap knockoffs either, as the packaging and product look like the real thing at first glance. If you want to avoid getting scammed out of your hard earned money, make sure to follow these tips.
The first tip is to check the exterior packaging carefully before buying. The original Beats by Dr. Dre package has a very high contrast face of Dr. Dre on the rear of the cover. Fakes often display a much darker picture with less contrast. This same fact holds true for the picture of the headphones on the front side.