We can still point out the obvious poor value to price ratio and declare our sanity over the absurd!
Because otherwise this scenario reminds me of the story " look at the emperor's new clothes" when he actually had no clothes on...
So to point out the obvious (insane pricing) is it bashing? Or pointing the finger?
I think common sense should be voiced when "the absurd' is promoted and so what makes Ultrasone deserve special treatment?
Sounds like your exactly "on pont".
Ultrasone becoming another "pretty looker"..
A "monster beats" for audiophiles..
Looks like same direction.
Appearance over innovation for a claimed "Flag ship" of limited production proclaiming "best sound".
Good sounding at that price should be a "given", not an exception..
So does the sound reflect the price?
How about materials?
A "collectors item" using cheap wood?
No fancy laquer?
Hmm lets see... Metals and composite plastics are not expensive either..
Hmmm maybe it's the driver?
Any new technology & research involved?
Is it anything new besides just the housing and design tweaks?
Seems to me for the price they ask, it could be made out of pure silver or gold and still cost less
I have no problem with paying a premium for limited edition products such as collectibles (i.e. Sideshow), but for electronics I feel it is about the performance, not taking a product that, based on early impressions, sounds comparable to a mass production product. So they make a ridiculously low quantity and apply an even more ridiculous, unjustified markup......no thanks.
The price is absurd.
The policy of no returns(!),
That makes it obvious they know it's absurd for whatever reasons! (there are so many!)
We are not in court.
This is an open forum to express.
You are an individual and a consumer with every right to judge and voice your opinion.
So why not state the obvious.
Is Ultrazone any more special than "beats" that they should be given special treatment?
Arent they promoting it as having the "BEST SOUND"...(!)
Arentw they making it out to be very special and desirable?
To my understanding, you are trying to nullify the obvious and the critics, while being a crusader for yourself and for ultrazone or any other company showing obvious dubious tactics.
Ultrazone can do what they like, so also we can do the same.
We can choose to EXPOSE what we feel are their faults, like pricing and quality control
And, WHY NOT?
What good is your intellect if not to use it to see what tactics others are doing?
People have a right to point out the obvious, and the absurd, of which there are many against the ultrazone direction..
Why cant we verbally "slap the hand" of a spoiled company ?
The squeeky wheel gets the oil right?
How else are we going to get them to "change their ways"?
Edited by Maxx134 - 11/17/13 at 12:22pm