Interesting! Good advertised freq. response, closed back, affordable price. I just might have to pick up a pair and see for myself although some of the complaints about being easily broken would concern me a bit. I'm really leaning towards another pair of 701/702. The AKG-701 was the best sounding *speaker* I've ever heard.Just as an update, I've since heard the Denon DN-HP1000s. In my opinion they are superior headphones to the ATH-M50s, no questions asked.