I feel they're worth more like $1200, then again the Stax 007 are priced at $2000 and if I remember correctly I've heard comparisons between the two... I bet the Stax is better at detail though.
Also there always seems to be lots of arguing over equipment that is neutral. Neutrality is measurable, and differences in hearing are mostly just some spikes causing sibilance for some people or slight preferences small frequency ranges. Some people just don't like neutral equipment and that's not a bad thing, I personally like a bit of bass emphasis... and there's nothing wrong with that. I will continue to love my HE-400's even with the HD800's in the house, maybe even using them just as often. I think I'll use mostly the HD800's for high quality recordings. Ear and head shape/size are serious factors though. That's probably the reason why headphones are often perceived as different, I believe. In speakers most people agree on neutral... but with headphones it mostly seems to be argued over. That might just be the nature of head-fi though, no offence to anyone here... there's just a lot of different people with different audio goals in mind.
Edited by ToddTheMetalGod - 8/8/14 at 7:52pm