Because people are prepared to pay so much more, the price rises to a level the market can stand.
The right proce for anything is as much as people will pay.
In short, Apple earphones are much more expensive because people happily pay much more money for them.
Like anything you pay for quality.
Did AirPods get more expensive?
Airpods are the Apple company’s version of wireless headphones. The devices are reputed for being much more expensive than the majority of other headphone brands. While some consumers maintain that they’re worth the extra cost, others do not understand what makes them so special that they command a far higher price.
Are AirPods worth the price?
No, Apple AirPods are worth is for the convenience, but I would say the sound quality is more in the $50 wired headphone range (they do sound better then the wired EarPods). At the Airpods price I think v-moda makes some nicer sounding headphones.
How much are AirPods made for?
AirPods cost $159. $159*0.35=$55.65. That estimates AirPods production cost at $55.65.
What is so special about Apple AirPods?
While the big wireless feature of the AirPods is Apple’s new Apple H1 chip, which is how it connects to iOS devices, the AirPods also have your standard Bluetooth technology. This means that they can connect to any device that supports Bluetooth audio technology—like Android phones and Windows PCs.