Interestingly and paradoxically, the author calls it a 'tragic flaw'. I read the article as, 'it should have been priced lower so more people would/could enjoy it's qualities, but we aknowledge the fact that's unrealistic - given those exact same qualities'.
M-100's journey into pr-stratosphere picking up pace. Gizmodo writes: Indestructible Headphones You’ll Either Love or HateGreat text and pic's. Ordered the Shadow myself, but that white combo of V-Moda/Apple-tech is exquisite. Then again, iPhone 6 should be M-100-inspired (Shadow!) Like we say at our workplace: that's #nextlevelsh*t!
In the previous article Engadget mentioned "the headphones will be priced somewhere below $400"
Well, they're up to date now: V-Moda's M-100 headphones get priced at $300, will ship 'in time for the holidays'
Fortunately for V-Moda, Engadget didn't estimate too high in the first article.