Is there always a link between technical perfection, emotional desirability, and the choices we make in real life? As I have first proposed the concept of practical consideration versus emotional desirability in the SilverStone Strider Essential Gold ST70F-ESG 700W report in May of this year, and further explored in my often quoted Western Digital Red WD40EFRX 4TB review that came a month later, I would just like to propose a thematically similar, but slightly different perspective on this philosophical problem. The way I see it, just because something reaches technical perfection, and is emotionally desirable in almost every way, does not necessarily mean it will always beat out something else that is deemed vastly inferior in the same categories. From an engineering perspective, this simply does not make sense. But with real life often differing greatly from a set of equations we seen in the textbook, there are some examples we can draw from to see why this is indeed the situation. To expand upon this thought, there are many reasons why people will go for an inferior product. For some, it is for the perceived ease of attainment; for others, it may be brand loyalty. Whatever the reason may be, here is something to think about: If something is chosen even if it is not technically perfect nor emotionally desirable, how about something that is, indeed, technically perfect and emotionally desirable, and at the same time, affordable within reason? We took in the V-MODA XS on-ear headset to see if it really lives up to all the hype that has been rocking the audiophile world for the past few months.