In the world of music, the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are as ubiquitous as the iPod. That combination is a sure way to declare to the world that music is very much a part of your life. But back to the Dr Dre headphones. Judging by its popularity now, you would never have thought that there was any doubt back then surrounding the success of Beats by Dr Dre. But there was, and a lot of it concerned the hefty $300 price tag attached with the headphones.