I have listened to some comparables in a double blind test...( Integra vs Anthem)...and there is a difference especially in 2 channel music reproduction
Home theater mode was a much closer comparison between the two...and ofcourse build quality goes without saying on the higher end
Is it worth the money?
just like anything else ..it depends on the buyers budget, desire and perception
Clearly ..they are not the best value..but neither is a Mercedes E class over a Toyota Camry...is the Benz really worth more than 2x times the cost of the Camry?
I think so...but the Camry is a WAY better value in so many ways