And from what I heard the new HDV800 makes the hd800 sing (and hdv800 is less than 2k). And that is coming from a guy who had the Orpheus.
Let's say a good headphone appears on the market. A very good one...everybody loves and and rates it high end though few amp producers have yet mastered the sinergy with it. The amps/sources are very expensive.
But one day, a manufacturer comes with a really good amp/dac that "makes them sing" and the price is a lot lower than others.
In your logic...you then...have to take the headphones out of high end category :))
Nobody said nothing about that^ yet.And of course people will now come and say that hdvd800 is not as good as x and bla bla.. And this is how would they fall in the same category discussed here.
I'm OK with your personal definition of Summit-fi and if Currawong wants to adopt it into being Head-fi's definition, that's fine too. It's the arbitrary and inconsistant nature of the current Summit-fi that bothers me, vis, low end electrostats etc are kept in despite being far below that price threshold. In many ways that makes sense too because these are still top grade headphones in terms of performance (as is the LCD2, evidently). There just needs to be consistancy.
The title for what belongs in Summit-fi has as little say as the "Related Gear" section, or the Buyers Guide. Both of these list all the headphones expunged as Summit-fi and High End.
I agree with that and with what MagickMan said.
The inconsistent nature bothers me as well. You cannot have biased rules or rules that apply just for one headphone because after one night someone thinks and says..we should get this out of here.
Exactly my point, as I said in a previous post! One other elite category should be created, for very very expensive equipment.
Edited by dan.gheorghe - 1/15/13 at 4:25am