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I'll get right on that...Headphones are a want, not a need. If you have to take out a loan to buy them, maybe they're too expensive for you? $350+ a month for headphones... wow.
Well, magnets are only part of the story. The miniaturization required of headphone drivers can also be expensive to execute due to the extremely fine manufacturing tolerances involved, but I just don't see a realistic justification for any headphone to cost $4000. I mean, c'mon, is this thing that much more costly to build than an LCD-2 or -3? The most expensive headphones I've ever listened to were the Stax SR009 (~$5200 excluding an amp). They sounded great but unless a powerball intervention is in my future, they are going to remain just a nice experience at an audio show for me. But there's obviously some sort of market there.
Another expensive hp HifiMan Edition 6, you guess $6000:http://audio-head.com/the-hifiman-re-2000-and-edition-6-ces-2017/
I know most of you guys probably don't read head-fi, but there was a huge backlash there on the announcement, particularly in regards to the price. But that's not the interesting part of the story. Fang Bian (owner of Hifiman) fell for the trolls and started fighting back and attacking the trolls in the thread. It was a gloriously clusterschmucker of failed PR. The whole thing ended with basically Fang pulling the Chinese equivalent of Godwin's Law.
I realize the price is high, but being their flagship electrostatic, is it completely outrageous, or "just too high?"
As I had predicted in a old thread about the Orpheus 55K, now will appear various hp with high prices due the price of the Orpheus.The guilty is Sennheiser, obviously other hp manufacturers are loving this situation, maybe the AKG K1000 will resurrect from the ashes soon with $10,000 ticket.
He desperately needs to hire a native English speaker who can handle the PR on this side of the ocean.
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