Perhaps everything does not seem as absurd and ridiculous as it seems - think of many of the current flagships
including the TH900 on a synergistic rig - now don't get me wrong - headphones can never emulate Hi-Fi speakers,
but I urge you to think of detail retrieval, intimacy and involvement.
Now let's send you around the world to the best Hi-Fi shows in Vegas, Paris and Germany where you will be exposed to
$70,000+ USD rigs.
Get back to us on your findings then - all of a sudden $2,000 - $8,000 for a headphone does not seem all that silly.