Now I have always tended to save up if needs be and spend more and get a quality item. For instance, I bought a biking suit that's waterproof for £2,000 in 2007 and a biking friend of mine thought it was a crazy amount to pay. Having had a chat with him when he called to wish me a happy new year, we got talking about it. It turns out he's bought five suits since then at around £400 each, but they've either started to leak within a year (one within three months) or they've been badly made and uncomfortable. So he's paid out about the same, yet he's never been happy with his choices, whereas I'm confident mine will last for a few more years yet and it feels like a second skin.
Getting onto electronics, I've always had the same mindset and wonder what you chaps think. I've been saving up for a set of HD800's for a few months now rather than compromise and buy something cheaper.
I see a lot of folk on head-fi looking for high performance cans, but at a very low price, whilst price is not always an indicator of high performance, it generally does hold true in most cases.
Would it not be best to hold off, save up a while and then buy or is that impractical for many folk?