with my hfi 580s (entry fi) i tended to get either "Not enough bass" or "Yeah those are really good!"
with my signature djs (summit fi) i either got "I would never pay 1000$ for those" or "HOLY *insert favorite cusword here* those are amazing its like im on the stage with them it feels like subwoofers on my head its so clear" but would usually say later they wouldnt buy them for 1000$. some agree that they are worth it though.
So, in other words, sound aint worth 1000$ to most. No ****. I just wish people could just understand that i use these constantly and that they bring me much MORE happiness than anything cheaper... lol.