Was able to snag a pair at my local staples. Pretty pleased with them on all fronts (sound, comfort, and build). No question they are worth well more than $40.
Seriously.... no fanfare for the $40 MDR-ZX701IP nationwide at Staples? Is this not the deals thread??!!?? I went to my nearest staples and they had 4 left in the back when I asked for it by model name... guess how many I bought . I believe $70 is the lowest I've seen the mdr-ZX700 go for online. Btw, this version has a really nice beefy L-Plug unlike the one pictured below