I agree 100 percent. And many people may only purchase 1 headphone for all application usage so they are looking for the best to them, rather than purchasing multiple headphones and compromising due to budget constraints. So to ask in a headphone forum for opinions on an all rounder headphone would seem to be sencible and prudent before spending 1000 USD. Or in my case £800 which took me 10 months to save. I was previously considering the LCD 2 which is the same price, but very heavy.