Uhhh, I know people with a turntable, a tube amp, and a set of electrostatic speakers which would nearly impossible to buy today for less than $30k. And it is worth every nickel.
The best electrostatic headphones in production are the Stax SR-009. $5K for the phones, about ~1600 for the Blue Hawaii amp to pair.
Also, I love old analog equipment BTW. The warmness, everything. If I was a recording musician, everything I would do would be in analog.
I don't go in for achronos' headphone trip, the staging is non existent in my opinion and fatigue much greater.
The thing with these cans are more for recording and producing. Maybe mastering, but its a stretch. You have a flat frequency response and only hearing what supposedly the pros are doing in the studio. I mean most artists in the studios use em, engineers, DJs, TV producers, etc.
They are pretty much the standard.
The bianural stuff sounds really great, but I almost prefer my open cans just a smidge.
Even if I did opt for headphone I would not be seeking studio phones with their even more fatiguing reproduction of every sonic detail flattened in my brain.
LOL that's why I have my other cans for purely for enjoying listening.
However these are so analytical in the signature that I prefer them sometimes when I want to pull certain details out of a recording.
I ain't playing Louis Armstrong out of them. Too many pops and scratches, but obviously look at when those tracks were recorded and on what machines...and how they were "remastered".
But I really am in love with my new headphones. Man some of these productions I am listening to are so layered that my other cans can't get.