I jumped the gun and bought a pair of Grado SR80i's and they are MARVELOUS. I think when I put them on they unlock an extra pair of ears within my inner ear's inner ears lol. I have never heard quality of this caliber and I plan on modifying them soon. I'll probably change the wiring on them, get smaller mesh for the sides AND change the ear foawm... probably to the GS1000i size ear foam. I have seen people get wood cups for them but right now I dont have the money for that(but I WILL change the cups eventually).