Agreed completely there. While sound quality isnt tied to price, expectations of the quality is. Also, in general speaking, those with higher priced iems have probably heard more iems/cans in ge.eral. As most ppl start lower and upgrade over and over, most ppl dont go from apple earpods to customs, hd 800 etc. sothey again have broader range of products to compare.
Example....only steak u ever had was sirloin or round (lower iems), and one day u get a nice portehouse or ribeye (asg2). U could not compare ur steak as strictly as someone who had $300/lb kobe beef.
Though it is possible someone still likes there sirloin the best.
Yes it's pretty subjective. Wine is a better example. The label usually has more to do with subjective experience than taste.
Edited by gnarlsagan - 9/1/13 at 10:06am