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I own a pair of Bose AE2 headphones and they are still solid after 5+ years of use. They were $149 retail and the best headphones I have ever owned. I guess it just depends on who you are. Audiophiles would probably consider 1.5K headphones a reasonable price, I personally enjoy mountain biking and my last trail bike cost $1200.

The only problem is that somene that had 1.5K headphones has many other headphones. 1 exp headphone is not end all be all.
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I'll wait for these to go on sale....lol
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I'll wait for these to go on sale....lol

That would be 100K.
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If my Lotto numbers came in, I would....

READ THE ARTICLE!!
You can guarantee more time and money has been spent on R&D to develop the ON/OFF button for these than Beats and Bose put together have spent in the last decade on thier crap.
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You drop that amplifier and your SOL.

This is like 5x the price of my car.... Why wth.gif

27.5x the cost of mine...
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If my Lotto numbers came in, I would....

READ THE ARTICLE!!
You can guarantee more time and money has been spent on R&D to develop the ON/OFF button for these than Beats and Bose put together have spent in the last decade on thier crap.

These are the outcome of taking the best people in a field, and telling those super nerds they can build whatever they want without concern for budget. Letting them build "their" ultimate thing....

biggrin.gif

Which brings me to a point, for those comparing these to Beats or other marked up crap. Beats, Monster, etc, are manufactured to be sold as price inflated crap, to have insane profit margins. These aren't that, these aren't being sold to make them a lot of money.

The Orpheus are more of a demonstration of technology and design. Making money wasn't something considered with these.
    
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:drool:

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These are the outcome of taking the best people in a field, and telling those super nerds they can build whatever they want without concern for budget. Letting them build "their" ultimate thing....

biggrin.gif

Which brings me to a point, for those comparing these to Beats or other marked up crap. Beats, Monster, etc, are manufactured to be sold as price inflated crap, to have insane profit margins. These aren't that, these aren't being sold to make them a lot of money.

The Orpheus are more of a demonstration of technology and design. Making money wasn't something considered with these.

They want to at least cover then R&D hence the price. If they made 300 Honda Civics they would cost a lot more then $20K. These probably cost 10K and 45K in R&D.
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They want to at least cover then R&D hence the price. If they made 300 Honda Civics they would cost a lot more then $20K. These probably cost 10K and 45K in R&D.

Oh, I am sure R&D is covered, and that is partly why these would be so expensive as well.

I am talking about the profit margins above that break even point, I can't imagine in the scale of their business they make money on these. Very rarely do items like these impact the larger numbers. Individually they are profitable, but they are so low volume and limited, it doesn't impact the bigger bucket too much.
    
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