It is ALL Hype. If there were no Hype, there would be no Head Fi. Value ends when you ignore the fact that you just paid near a grand for poor build quality, excessive need for amplification in the current age, poorly design overall and a failure to be acceptable for listening to multiple genres. Where did the common sense go? Nobody should have to explain any of that to anyone. All Hobbyists will defend their gear to the death no matter how silly it is.
Nobody is wrong in doing so, if you love it, screw everyone else.
That is where your value ends. You say nobody is wrong, (even though you continually strive to be "right") I disagree with you. I think you are very wrong. Not wrong because you don't value plus $1000 headphones, WRONG because you keep stating that everyone else shouldn't either, and that they just won't/can't admit it. My $1000 plus headphones (ED8 and T1) have superb build quality, are extremely well designed and fit for purpose, and both perform very well with most genres, better than any other headphones I have owned. I don't think $1000 is either excessive or expensive for something that I enjoy and use everyday, so from my value point of view you are clearly wrong. I understand diminishing returns and each person has to make their own judgment on where that takes them with almost everything in life, from products to entertainment. The one thing I agree with you on, is that I don't feel the need to justify or defend my purchases to anyone; I simply wanted to point out to you that we don't all share the same perspective or value position. If you think that means I have no common sense then so be it, but again we would disagree.
"All hobbyists will defend their gear to the death no matter how silly it is", who determines what is silly? You??????
Edited by Kernmac - 10/30/11 at 10:46pm