– No, we are not saying this. – What we are saying is that accurate headphones and speakers are usually more expensive than inaccurate or less-accurate ones because of the research and development that went into their development.
– There are some great bargains (and great sounding headphones) out there – often times made by people who are just as passionate about good sound as we are. – The trick is to find them (most good things are worth a little effort) and then audition their products. We recommend using CDs or very lightly compressed music with which you are very familiar.
– This will allow you to discern differences between headphones and help you find the ones that are best-sounding and most reasonably-priced.