Huh, that's interesting.
I was kind of pulling numbers out of thin air, but I think my point still stands that cheap technology and these hand-built flagship headphones sort of exist in different realms. The merits of having something hand-built are certainly arguable sometimes *cough*Grado*cough,* but a lot of things we just accept as being affordable wouldn't be if, for instance, Apple had a small team of well-compensated/benefited dudes meticulously soldering ever part of their products, which is actually comparable to how some of these headphones are made.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is that none of these flagships are supposed to be practical in the slightest, nor would they want to be.
Oh snaps, I thought prematurely upgrading my phone a few months early (kind of had to) would reset that 20-month upgrade cycle Verizon has, but it didn't. I could buy another smartphone hella cheap right now and pretend I'm Lil B (or to have as a spare)...
Edited by driver 8 - 6/9/12 at 11:57am