I probabily would've had to file for bankrupcy if i bought all these from Korea or Japan. In the end the high rates for japanese yen vs dollar saved me so much money. (rates not so high anymore though)
I would put LCD 2.2 above HE-500 if it wasn't for comfort issues.
Lol. I feel the pain in Korea. Damn headphones are so expensive. Korean made headphones are cheap though(though there aren't many "high end" hps from Korea).