Alright, i have this little argument with a friend. He thinks that spending more than $50 for headphones is not really worth it. But, i think that for around a $100, you can get great sound quality and after about $110-$120, it's not really worth it. I know there are audiophiles out there than spend thousands on headphones and honestly, i think they're kind of crazy. If you buy a good $100 pair of hp's and this guy buys a $1,000 pair of hp's, are the $1k hp's going to be 10 times better than the $100 hp's. Personally, i don't think they would be, but, i have not tried $1k hp's before so i can't say for sure.
So, i am thinking about spending $100 on these headphones, A-T ath a55's (discontinued model). And my friend bought the A-T ath t400 for about $50. What i'm worried about is that i will spend $100 and get the hp's, and they turn out to be just a tad bit better than the hp's that my friend bought for half the price. So, if anybody has any experience with either of the hp's i mentioned, are the ath a55's going to be twice as good as the ath at400? And what's the difference between ath a55's and the ath a500/a700?
Also, what is the max. amount you would/have spend on headphones? And how much do you think people should spend for headphone?
Thanks for reading!