I think the main difference lies in mentality and skills. A "niche" circle. This circle is called HiFi. For some people in this circle, the word itself is "evil" because "the real voice is hard to hear and has no emotion." Why is the same playback device, almost no one likes a color cast monitor, and some people like headphones or speakers with sound dyeing?
In the fever circle, the price argument is extremely serious, similar to brand beliefs, various metaphysics and "self-created theories." This is indeed inseparable from marketing brainwashing in this industry. But some things are inseparable from consumerism. For example, if the company sends me money, I don’t believe in that. Some people, as consumers, obviously spend money, but why do they behave like a father, various brand beliefs and spiritual shareholders. . . I think these people may not praise their parents so much. If you say the product is good or bad, you don't say how you are, and it's justified. The result is sacred and inviolable. I have experienced this before, but sometimes I am a little surprised by the "desperate" behavior. Although there is a big difference in technical skills, the difference in mentality is not small. Of course, this can also be understood to some extent as the endowment effect: pointed out by the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics. A completely rational economic man cannot exist. People's various economic behaviors in real life will inevitably be affected by various "irrational". Thaler proposed the Endowment Effect (also known as the original endowment effect): it means that once a person owns an item, his evaluation of the value of the item is much greater than before. Due to work reasons, professionals often come into contact with more products than amateur players, and many products are not their own, and do not have such high endowment effects and belief bonuses. So relatively speaking, a more objective evaluation can be given. The endowment effect is obvious. Another reason is my personal understanding. The higher the proportion of an item in your total assets, the more serious the endowment effect may be. If you only have US$800, then if you happen to buy a cheating headset for US$800, even if it is unpleasant, you may have to say it well; if you have US$8 million, then spending US$800 may be a waste of money. I have tested many products in the past, and most of them were purchased at my own expense, which really cost a lot of money. Although my family is poor, as far as a single product is concerned, compared to my personal equipment and assets, it is really not the "high price" claimed by some enthusiasts. The purpose of buying a product is usually for evaluation rather than use, plus I have indeed been exposed to too many products, and there is no strong endowment effect in comparison. Fans or amateur players often have too many personal factors and brand beliefs in the evaluation of the product, coupled with the lack of listening ability itself, will form various "arguments" that deviate from the actual performance of the product. For professionals, whether it is good or not, it often depends on the thing itself. In more common terms, the layman looks at the excitement and the insider looks at the doorway.