Originally Posted by tomjonesrocks /img/forum/go_quote.gif I'd say HD650 because you have to buy $1,000+ of other dedicated, HD650-synergized equipment simultaneously (which won't get along with any other equipment you might own, BTW) to get ANYTHING but super-veiled sound out of these. The pricetag on them should be $1,300+ -- that's what the true cost to own them is.
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Originally Posted by KrooLism /img/forum/go_quote.gif It probably is the worst value for money. Kind of like a Rolex.
It's more a status statement than anything else.
As a watch lover, I'd argue against your statement that Rolex is bad value and just a status symbol. It is not really any worse value than many other high end watches (price/performance ratio). Technically, there are lots of things to like about Rolex (the design of their movement). Resale value is obviously a factor in any statement about value, and Rolex rates high in that regard. Yes I own one, but I also own other alternative brands (Omega, Oris, etc) also.
I dunno guys. The headphone world has changed enormously over the past 10 years, to the point that some would consider $1000 headphones to be merely "Mid-Fi". In that respect this thread topic may be far more relevant today than it was back then.