Originally Posted by Maxx134
Ultrasone is not Picasso..
"Beats" are not the target market for us either, yet
We can still point out the obvious poor value to price ratio and declare our sanity over the absurd!
This is the best way to put it that I can try to accept.
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?
haha! There is the obvious.
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
The quantity produced is absurd.
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!)
I dissagree..Why not? Everything has a value. The common consensus is, that the price is absurd, so why avoid the obvious?
Why do you belittle your right to voice an opinion, by saying "Who am I to judge" ? ..
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?
NO... Audio technica produces a real quality product you can justify in either materials and sound or both, and they don't proclaim they are the BEST SOUND
Having an opinion or an insight shouldn't be viewed as such when You also want your opinion expressed Just as important in such a long post.
Your playing on both sides of the fence now.
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"?