I got them before I really discovered Head-Fi.
Harvey Norman would not refund a pair of Sennheiser 598 that I returned (because they sounded like sh!t), but only gave store credit. I had to choose something else from their wide selection which was 95% Beats. The Denons were the most expensive set there, and more than I ever dreamed of spending on headphones. But when I tried them, I was like
That is after I haggled with them:)
And so the journey begins.