Quote Guy Johnson:
I don't care either way at those prices.
Indeed, it would be interesting to know from the current "testers" so far if they can see any justification in the construction? Or is it just "What the traffic can bear"?
The high cost of high end mic pre amps for example can be seen* in the quality of construction and in many cases the need for component selection, individual FETs, transistors, valves. The market is very small and the process cannot be economically automated. The same is not true to anything like the same extent for cable, it is all machine made.
*Tho' there are some devices I think that are exctracting the urine a bit!