"Beats by Dre" is strictly for posers only.
I have a pair of Dre Beats that look like two snowballs you attach to your ears. I didn't buy them because I wanted to walk around in summer and have people think, "Shit, those snowballs on that guy's ears look trendy. Where did he get snowballs in July?" I bought them because they're good headphones and they'll blow your eardrums to bits if you're into listening to music that loud, and those pissy little things you stick in your ears annoy me. Are they overpriced? Yeah, sure, but what isn't overpriced at this point (fwiw I'll wind up getting new headphones in a few months, and I'm not sure I'll end up getting another pair of these, but if I do it won't be because I'm into posing on a train with big stupid looking headphones and/or trying to impress someone with them)?
I use my headphones a lot. Because I listen to a lot of music. If I take the train to work to bypass the morning traffic then I'm wearing those fuckers on the train. What else would I do? Make small talk with a cyclist that complains about lack of bicycle space on public transport? I don't wear them when I'm working out since I haven't cracked the secret of making them stay on my head during dead lifts (as an aside, using regular earphones after having used these headphones for so long really highlights how good the Dre Beats and headphones like it are), but if I'm walking to or from the gym then I'm wearing them. Wear them when I'm out walking my dogs. Shit, sometimes I'll wear them in the house just for the sheer fuck of it. I'm hardcore, I don't give a fuck.
I don't wear them absolutely any time I go out the house like some people do (not that I have a problem with that), but if I want to listen to music when I'm outdoors, I'm not really sure what the problem is. Why do folks get annoyed by it? Because the person wearing them can't hear other people speaking to them? Maybe I'm just more antisocial than I thought, but if I'm walking past someone in the street and I don't know them, I don't really have any desire to talk to them, anyway. Who gives a fuck? I live in Scotland for Christ sake, we all hate each other already.