don't see appreciation in the thread title
... It is a high quality can. However, both of us agreed that it really was not properly positioned to compete successfully against the similarly priced flagships and perhaps former & near flagships from brands like Senn, HiFiMan, Audeze and Beyer (virtually all of which I own and all of which I have heard in extended sessions with multiple types of quality equipment). We both thought it that it belongs in the sub-$1,000 market segment, which is difficult enough to compete with some of the excellent offerings from makers like Fostex, HiFiMan and Audeze.
thought it was okay but it didn't seem like a step up from the hd800 in sound or build quality tbh. so yeah the asking price seems kinda steep when you compare it to other totl cans that cost less. still going to give it another listen tho.