I think, many of us buy the X00s as the most expensive pair of headphones we owned so far. I owned many headphones in the £200 price range before X00s (X2, HD600, M100, HE400s). I tried the Nighthawks, but apart of that X00s are the most expensive for me too. And X00s are very good value for money, as everyone knows, punching up to £1000 flagship territory, at least in some regards, like bass representation. People, who daily change their headphones according to their mood let it be a HE1000, Ether Flow or HD-800s, can see easier where the X00s fall short. They might not be as impressed as others, however they also admit X00s are good value for money. But for people who come from the entry-fi category of £200 cans I mentioned, X00s are just an eye-opening experience to the next level.