I rue the day when I see a kid with one of the wearing a pair of Beats.
To their credit, Pono partnered with Ayre. There is hope.
Also, if you're talking a system under 6-figures and maybe even closer to the high 4s, then it's hard to beat Omega. Their new RS5 driver is among the best in the world at any price, and I have heard A LOT of very high single drivers like Feastrex and Voxativ... It takes a conventional multi-way speaker in the $10k+ range to compete with it's sound quality. Of course maximum volumes an dynamics are limited, but in my system the RS5 will be augmented with a JBL 15" woofer at 97 dB sensitivity... they are $1k for just the woofers, but the dynamics will scare women and make children cry.