Originally Posted by Feather225
I believe you should listen to W3 before making that comment, people don't just mass hysteria something out of no where, the new hype did produce a new listening experience...but it all comes to preference...
For the IE8, the problem is not WHY price is different, but is the FACT that it is different~Senn really did a bad job on this price discrimination, but the price might eventually come down because US sellers will have to compete with EU sellers...I will wait and see, would definately have a try on IE8 if I have a chance, just to have a better idea of its quality.
i'm not a big fan of overly hyped products. i mean u have to understand how LONG the rumor mill and wait for the then UM3 was. i mean this goes back to like 2005/2006 so people have been waiting and waiting and waiting. so now its like people's prayers have been answered and there in lies all the hype. a rumor + a very high demand + a great product = mass hysteria
just like during holiday season there are toys or whatever that kids are dying for and waiting for. now when they get that product it is the best thing since sliced bread but after some months wear off and that hype of just having the product wears down people tend to come back to earth and figure out the flaws or whatever and things go back to normal until a new product is rumored then the cycle starts over again.
as for the pricing you are in essense also saying that westone made a very bad move in making the prices for the W3 so high overseas? correct? it is not price discrimination its...
you know what i not gonna go into that anymore believe what you want.
btw ummm why would Sennheiser have to compete with the price of EU sellers? please explain this to me.