The HD800 is what? $800 more than the Annie? If the Annie can compete, the HD800 is severely overpriced. People need to get real.
As far as 'acceptable' for it's price range, I completely disagree. For under $400, I have yet to hear any headphone as balanced, yet musical as the Annie. Nothing. Not the 650, not the 880, not the Hifimans, nothing. There is usually something wrong somewhere with these headphones. As far as natural and well balanced headphones go, the Annie has no real shortcomings, IMHO. That makes them an outright steal for their price.
They are true to tbe music, yet euphonic enough to not bore me to tears. I like how they seem to only be compare with headphones that cost more than double their selling price. No wonder these people are overly critical.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/21/13 at 4:17pm