If we refuse to pay through our noses for every small improvement, manufacturers will get the message quickly or else they will be dead and replaced. Takes time but it always happens, look at GM, BlackBerry and Nokia for a great example and how they were replaced despite being number one.
No business is bigger than its customers, stop buying and watch prices go down, afterall prices are set on what customers will pay not altruism on the sellers behalf. If it's genuinely ground breaking, sure I'll pay more but a new revision with a 10% improvement and a 50% price hike is a big nope.
We spoilt the sellers in high end audio and still paying the price for it.
unfortunately that is not true. ultrasone's Ed 10 are notoriously overpriced, representing terrible value, and the dismal sales prove that (only 2010 of them were ever manufactured 3+ years agoand retailers still have plenty left in stock. yet as far as I know, we have yet to see a price drop for the Ed 10s.