Originally Posted by Karlosak
It's interesting how nearly everyone in this thread laments over the price of HD800 and how overpriced they are. I would even pay $2000 for them. They are that good for me and I consider them a bargain at the current price.
As for Beyerdynamic T1 - all the pre-order prices I've seen here in Czech Republic are higher than for HD800. Let's see if they drop or not...
I agree. They are worth every penny I paid for them and then some. In a true high-end system, they are the most accurate dynamic headphone on the market. I hope more people are able to get to meets to hear what they are capable of.
Many months ago a bunch of you said the price would come down, and I said I knew it wouldn't. As you can see to this day, they will not lower the price on a product. When you place a lower price on a product, it yields a perceived lower quality. It shouldn't be that way of course, but it is. But in the case of these phones, there is no questioning their quality. If you prefer a less detailed phone, there are plenty to choose from.
What is unacceptable is a company like Grado charging $1700 for a PS1000, which doesn't include any new technology, is still built like a Grado, and still sounds like a typical Grado (which to me is a very bad thing).
And by the way, excellent posts Georgl.