Everyone has his own way on obtaining pleasures through Audio. Some is upgrading to more expensive stuff because it leads to a better sound thus experience but I do it differently.
Even if my audio shopping has stopped recently,I could totally see myself buying the TH900 if I had the money, not because it sounds better than the HE-500 (in some way it does and in some way it doesn't) but because it delivers a different experience in sound and in feel and that's why I think it's worth it for me at least. If I would put it in a metaphor, it's like having a Ferrari 458 and a Mercedes SLS AMG. Both are supercars that are capable of more than 320kph but the former is a mid engined precision machine while the latter is a big hammer that only wants to go sideways at each corner. One costs a bit more than the other but each gives a different feeling and trying to feel and live with those differences is what its all about for me.
Hell I would even dare buying the overpriced FAD Piano Forte IX to only listen to classical music just because it can reproduce a unique and addictive sound in the classical genre that not my HE-500 and not even Staxes can even reproduce.
Edited by VortexBlast - 8/4/13 at 7:50am