Of course! im not trying to say that everyone would think that way.
Many people wont even want to carry a full HP on their heads. But I belive it might be a rather small market, and if thats the case, that just inflates the price unfortunatelly 8(.
Id love to have those Shures or some high end IEMs, but those prices make me want to scream...
Not to rehash the price thing again, but there are IEMs priced from ten dollars to several thousand (and all price points between). No one is being forced to buy the SE846. Customers have plenty of choice options. But I do take your point. And yeah, the pricing is frustrating.
Looking at pictures of the LCD-2 ($1000) and LCD-3 ($2000), it is hard (for me) to imagine what justifies the $1000 price difference. Is it worth screaming about? Probably.... Sometimes we post because our heads don't come with a vent valve. These headphones and IEMs cost more than my stereo speakers.