As a music lover with a stronger commitment to staying married than to spending vast sums on my hobbies, I’ve never spent $1,800 on earphones. Or $800. Or even $180, for that matter. So, while an audiophile with a monster budget (and probably no wife) might consider the under-$200 C&Ms an “affordable” investment, I’m among the many experiencing them as a step or two up from my norm.
Short Version: there is absolutely no aspect of Chord & Major’s tonal earphone line, starting with the sound quality of all three sets, that doesn’t reflect the company’s mission to redefine how really good an under-$200 earphone can be.