Originally Posted by GreenFrog
But it makes sense why it's capturing so much discussion when it's priced at $159, which is where people buying headphones are starting to care about sound quality a lot.
Agreed. For that amount of $$$ in the wired world you can be looking at the ATM-M50x, Grado SR125, Beyer DT700, etc, for over-ear or the Shure SE315, Westone W10, or Ety HF5 for earbuds, all of which I'd be willing to bet will be better sounding cans than the AirPods. I know there's a lot of tech in them, but if they don't sound any better than the regular Apple EarPods, that's a pretty hefty price to pay. If the AirPods were sub-$100 I'd just sort of shrug my shoulders, but you can get some really great sounding wired headphones once you are in the $150-200 range.