Honestly, those wooden boxes are bad a**. THAT is how I think high end Grado headphones should be presented. THAT looks like a product made by a family doing what they love for music lovers listening to what they love. So what do they decide to present them with? Pathetic paper in the form of the cheapest design possible. Careful not to rip it. I'm surprised if it wasn't recycled. If that's really all what Grado thinks they deserve, then I really shouldn't care about them either. Even I think they deserve more. They don't HAVE to have to best R&D in the world, but they don't even act like they give a dam.
Speaking of pathetic...
The paperbox is extremely functional. And those who keep whining have missed the point. They only want the wooden box so that they can show it off to their friends: "ooohhh....mine came in a wooden case!!! ooohhh" ....how lame!!!
I can put my PS1000 into the box made from "pathetic paper in the form of the cheapest design possible", and toss it the trunk of my car, or my suitcase and take it flights after flights around the world. Why don't you try doing the same with the Denon D7000, HD800 or LCD2?
Agree 100%. These fancy boxes and packaging just add to the cost and have nothing to do with the sound of the headphones. When people buy a new car, do they expect it to be delivered to them in a fancy garage?
Honestly, the some of the posts (or is it posters?) are getting more and more ridiculous every day. The level of whining and sense of entitlement eclipses that of a Hollywood starlet.