I blame the consumers that allow the companies to overcharge their products.
If the consumers avoided to buy something overpriced, stating it sounds awesome because they compare it to a beats or bose they attained before.
Some people (me included) buy something from a big company (like sony) and comment on how a decently priced product sounds great at a certaon price range. In addition, we include the words "I would buy it at $3xx" or any higher cost to prove that a cheap iem *say the mh1c for example* and the company inflates it....
Id rather keep the reduced price thank you. Hopefully ostry will be generous and keep the influx to a minimum
(The highest id pay is $75 with shipping, but id rather pay the 60 or 65)
The buyers of Beats and all those mainstream products (although some are still good) seem to limit themselves from true high fidelity audio that many of us have experienced in comparison.
..I guess that's why being an "audiophile" is a such a small hobby in comparison to other hobbies..Only some put in the effort to get better..
But anyways, I too, am not a fan of price influxes from greed of a product's popularity. That has to stop.