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I never understood the point of the airpods. They look like they would be easy to lose in a crowd. I've been using an lg headset for 3 years and i like it besides the fucking proprietary library called gaia but that's a rant by itself
iAmNaN76432yI've been thinking about getting the B&O E8 bluetooth ear buds, because music is really important to me. They cost a bit, though.
Brolls32972yA lot of the cost comes from the proprietary comms chip they’re putting in their BT stuff lately (W1/2?).
And I do wish people would stop seeing the price of something as *only* being materials, you’ve got supply chain costs, R&D costs and everything.
But aye, a company with a war chest the size of theirs could let off the pricing a bit and still be fine, they do largely charge what they charge because they can. 🤷♂️
well, first and all. Everything is worth what people are willing to pay.
See, i have this fine blue bill of money..people give me goods "worth" 20 € for it.
And then i have this red bill, its almost the same, yet people only want to give me 10 € for it.
I play MtG..some cards are "worth" 50 €, others not even a single cent even if i would find someone to pay for it.
Same is true for art. And so on.
You might argue that a product needs materials and such, but its very much the same.
On another node, there is a certain cost of marketing, development, testing and of course planning that needs to be offeset. For the same reason knock-offs are cheaper, its not just materials. They already know what design, idea and object to copy. Their R&D is a lot more lean.
And then you apply 120 Dollar Markup and end up with 150 Dollar Headphones.