Yeah, I actually heard from people close to Dre(read:marketing peeps) before they came out that they were impressed, but thought the price a bit high. Your review mirror's thier comments, so I gotta find a pair, slip 'em on, and see...and if they are as good as I think, then I'll be buying a set. It's jsut that I don't know that my ears will be able to tell the difference any more! :haha:I have tested out quite a few sets of high qulaity cans adn these are right up there. Not all gimmack and flash they sound quite good. Especially connected to a great soundcard.