Ok, so basically you can buy PS500's and probably be just as happy for $500. It'll have a warranty and the fun of instant gratification.
Or you can build your own headphone for fun using handbuilt parts and have something which in my opinion can compare to the LCD-2/HE-500 for the money in terms of sound. In terms of comfort and build quality though, it goes to those two LOL.
SR-60's + magnums + cups = around $400. You can upgrade cable, headband, and dynamat the magnet as well.
Hmm, possibly. How much are magnums by themselves? 120$ correct? Already have a headband.