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The Con in Product-Model Variances




So AKG has just released another pro headphones - before you click away because you might not be interested in headphones, this is about more than that, and applicable to just about most products you buy these days.

Ok. First we have 'studio', then 'reference', then 'superior', now 'master' reference headphones.
What next? 'Premium', 'emperor', 'king of the world', 'guardians of the galaxy', headphones. I really marvel at this sort of sales strategy as it is a monumental con.
Whenever improvements are made, the new headphones should just replace the older model, and sold for the SAME price as the older model.

You know what I think. This is just a whole load of concrap. Like I was saying to a friend a couple of weeks ago - yes, I actually talk about such stuff in my offline life too now and then - when it comes to professional headphones, there is no need for higher and higher level or entry-level models. All you need is one model for open-back, and another for closed-back headphones as they serve different purposes.

Whenever improvements are made, the new headphones should just replace the older model, and sold for the SAME price as the older model. 'Choice' in this area is just a con as it enables them to put out improved models as models of another category altogether, and from that, they can justify a higher price. And AKG also states that these 'top of the line' models are made in austria so as to further justify the price hike. No man. All 'made in China' ones should see a price drop and 'made in austria' ones should maintain their old prices.

'Choice' in this area is just a con as it enables them to put out improved models as models of another category altogether, and from that, they can justify a higher price.

And people just fall for this ploy all the time. They'll come up with advice like, 'get an entry-level model first, then in a few years time, you will be able to save up for a better one.' No no no. You should not confuse 'the latest model' with 'top end'. That's just a con from all corporations for many products these days. The 'top end' model should be the 'latest model' of the 'old model'. In other words, and in this context, the k812 should replace the k712 just as the k712 should replace all earlier models and so on. And the k872 should be sold for the same price as earlier professional closed-back models whilst all those older models should be discontinued.

What this sort of strategy, or scam, allows them to do is to always hold back existing technology and produce current headphones with lower technology, split them up into different level models, and sell them all for different prices, when what ought to be done is that they should be sold for the same price as the lower end models as replacements of these.

What we are seeing here folks, is another instance of corporate piracy.  Through these scam strategies, they're just trying to model a new perspective in you so that you deem nothing amiss in these variances in their models.


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