You better really like your music if you're going to spend $800 on a pair of these Sony MDR-EX1000 earphones. Sure they're probably much, MUCH better than those silly little ear pods that come standard with every iPod, but still, 800 bucks?? So what makes them so good? The technical merits according to Gizmodo include a custom 16mm driver made from liquid polymer with a response range between 3-30,000HZ. We do not know what any of that means.