How good are those Somics? What are their strengths? What are their sound flaws?
No headphones are good or bad because of their price. They are what they are and I was waiting on some more impressions on those Somics. The guidance from the listener is distorted, when he/she says "they are good for their price." That does not say anything about their sound quality. Also, our ears don't work like that. They don't say: "Oh these don't sound very good. But, since they are very cheap then we will be extremely happy with them." Our ears don't work like that. If they did, we would not be here on this thread by now. HA, HA.
We have to make peace with both, our ears and our wallets. So, we want the best bang for the buck or a good bang for the buck after our ears are satisfied, and only after they are satisfied. If we get the best bang for the buck before then, we will be spending more money real soon on something better. What a waste of effort and money, even if we end up selling what we first got. Let's see if these ATHs get our ears satisfied. We will be fortunate if they do. For a little over $200? I would call that a bargain. If the $40 Somics do it, I would call that a miracle. I am open to miracles. Let them be. I would be quite happy with a bargain, too. Let it be.