Everyone's mileage varies. I personally find the 1Plus2 amazing, but I can't quite justify the price.
That it can be made into a custom has no correlation to pricing justification.
I'm a broke college student, so that's what keeps me from accepting the pricing, but do note that I am not blaming the act of the pricing itself, like some others have. I do not have the right to, since I do not know what goes on behind the scenes. I'm only sulking because of my status in society which causes me to be over-conscious about money and prices.
I would also like to further comment, and I am going to be a bit of a hypocrite, but I am going to make some assumptions to convey my point:
By your logic, a new company should not have a product that is so highly priced, even when there are reviews and impressions that say it contends or beats anything in its price bracket. However, an established company can, and should, and there is nothing wrong with that. Further, you suggested that the new company is cutting corners by overpricing its product to profit more, which then implies that you are talking about morality. Then, may I ask, how do you find a company who has already finished all R&D on a simple product by adding a few drivers, testing, tuning, and is now selling this product at $1150, MUCH above its cost for parts and labor, successfully for almost three years now, and is continuously making a ton of profit, effectively making this product a huge cash cow (not to mention it has many more products similar to the one at hand)? Do you find this any more 'moral' than the new company extending its pricing to the range of those with which it contends, in order to cover for intensive cost of labor for R&D and more expensive parts, especially since it is not exactly ordered in bulk? I admit I am making huge assumptions, and so I am going to make one more and ask one more question. Do you find high pricing for massive profits more 'trustworthy' or 'moral' than high pricing to make [economic] rent to keep the business going?
Edited by Girls Generation - 12/30/12 at 11:27am
Originally Posted by xinghui0711
Hmm, let's get back to the topic.
I think Tralucent audio 1Plus2 has a reasonable price since it can be made into CIEM. Everyone forgot this... Same price for both Universal and Custom.