When I first got a look at the retail price I was in sticker shock and laughing to myself. The way I would like to compare it is like a S.T. Dupont LE Lighter. I can purchases a quality Butane Lighter for $40 or I can pay $3,500 for a S.T. Dupont Lighter. They both produce fire, so why would someone spend the extra money.
Quality, Comfort, Reliability and Customer Service is my answer (granted they're only really nice to you because your willing to spend that type of money on their products). Do I believe these headphones are worth the price (No comment, yet), Will they be sought after in years to come (yes). If I go broke will I be able to sell them and re-coup some of the cost (yes). Will I be able to pass this item on to my kids (yes). Those are the questions I ask myself before I make any purchase.
Due to my profession I have Auditory Hyperesthesia (really sensitive ears, due to a really sensitive brain). I've had a lot of ear buds and headphones throughout my life and I've never had a headphone make me feel like I'm at the Ministry of Sound, until I heard the ED8's. I hope the ED5's are worth the price but if they are not I will be sure to let everyone know.
It's not like I can return them.
Edited by Trey36 - 2/17/14 at 5:46am