Yes, in monetary terms, well that's how I read the members post I was replying to anyway.
I was replying to the below member comment that their two most important criteria (for buying a headphone) included "The headphones will hold value or appreciate over time" and how I thought such criteria unusual.
Unless you are looking to buy Sennheiser Orpheus or a few select other cans, I can't see much else ever holding or appreciating in value, and this type of criteria is not something that comes to my mind when I'm considering a new headphone, and I wouldn't expect many others would either?
I meant minimizing depreciation if appreciation is not possible. In particular this probably means buying used or heavily discounted and at least a few years after release date so that you had the opportunity to watch the price and make sure it at least somewhat stabilized. Surely you don't want to be in a position where you spend $2000 on cans and then a couple years later they are only worth $1000 or $500? That's just not smart. Why spend money on something that will depreciate when you can buy something that does roughly the same thing but doesn't depreciate or at least depreciates less?