More expensive = better?

Because I have never owned any very high end gear I’m wondering if an $8000 integrated amp will sound jaw dropping better than a $5000 one? Right now my system is Parasound JC2 and SMC Audio DNA1 Gold. 

Thanks in advance,



High cost doesn’t always mean better.... take  pair of Quicksilver Mid Mono amps.  They were $1900 when new in ‘13 and haven’t gone up much since .  Will walk all over many amps that cost more.   

Had a $6500.00 AH Qualiton X200 Integrated blow away a $8500.00 Integrated by MW.

Tubes rule, well no was just perfect for me though. the 225i is very nice just not the sound I wanted.