IMO, true innovation is making better technology cheaper and more accessible. True innovation puts several times the computing power of the first space rockets into the palm of your hand, for exponentially less money. True innovation makes solid state drives only slightly more expensive than their much slower and less durable spinning counterparts.
Early adopters of new technology always, always get price gouged. Early SSDs were very small in capacity(think 8-32GB tops) and cost over $1000+. Some even had the stipulation that you needed a $500+ fiber channel PCI card to plug it into. Technology trickles down from the top, but without those initial adopters companies have no way of knowing if their fancy new technology is going to be accepted or not.
Innovation is bloody expensive.
Also, the SE846 looks rather large. Might be too large for my ears, the current SE housings are a very snug fit as it is.
Edited by Tangster - 5/14/13 at 11:19am