not sure how you can make the assertion that their costs are unjustified without knowing their costsTo me, "boutique" brands are ones which charge far more than they're worth just because they're perceived to be of "high quality". Almost everyone recognizes the Monster name, but relatively few people realize that their prices are unjustified. Using them as an example is also a way to provide a bit of a shock to people who equate price with quality.
I would hear that all the time in my industry about certain brands but it just was not true. The "better" brands tend to work on the same margins. The tend to incur different costs.
what they are worth are what someone is willing to pay, there is no universality outside of this
and yeah, I know you were just trying to say but it was so inaccurately phrased that I did honestly chuckle.
I still find it mesmerizing that so many here have such a disdain for people with opposing preferences.
You never find this on the high end sites. No one insults you there if you choose to use Monocrap or Audiocrap.
Curious study in human nature it is.
Anyway, no need to get into it, I like your posts, I just approach things a little differently.