My point is price do drop. Look at LCD-2, now the rosewood can be had below $1000 even sennheiser hd650/600 which also used to be able to be bought cheaper until they were price regulated. I agree that I don't think hd800 price will be greatly effected, but headphones pricing doesn't get affected by new one? I don't know about that.
I hope sennheiser do come out with an electrostat, just hope that it will be affordable or atleast around the price of $1500. Headphones prices have been higher lately.
That is true...
There are probably other factors though. If you look at the price of the used market for the Beyerdynamic T1 and T5p, you can see prices that are almost less the half the MSRP.
At this point, nobody can really say for sure what will happen to the price of the HD-800 when and if the new flagship comes out.