Ok, is it me or is $299 a complete waste of money on a pair of these headphones. Today i tried them at Best Buy, though they sounded great, they sound no better than my Audio Technica $100 "Studio" headphones. I def would not req. these for mixing purposes (for those that also think Bose can be used for legit mixing) I also tried thier in-ear models and it was a joke. Though great quality, my $10 Skullcandy ear phones where just as nice sounding, if not better. Two days ago i bought these $10 Skullcandys thinking they where "average" and i must say...they sound GREAT! Our $100 Bose earphones busted, go figure. Wait!..they are Bose they are suppose to be the best! nah...pastor Looks, feels and sounds like Dr. Dre/Beats are another marketing for the ignorant.