Audio equipment costs, according to my rule of thumb is approximately 50-60% of their MSRP.
HD555s should be about 90-100$ in cost
Yup, just like alot of other things lol. Just because you paid a higher price doesn't mean that the price is fake. Nothing wrong with refurbs I guess so long as the casing doesn't look beat up. It's obviously been repaired, but hopefully they give you some kind of warranty and maybe some replaced ear pads :blarg: