Although Miceblue took the root of detailing a Stax set up, I'll detail the real price of a Vamp Verza. It's $598 + tax + shipping + import duties if you don't live in the USA, just like yourself. One guy up in Canada got one recently and it came to roughly $900 once he got it. And all that is also without the Metallo Case ($100 + tax + shipping + import duties) if you plan on mating this with your iPhone/S3/S4 like you should.
So for that price, you can start thinking about a better Stax rig and also see how this is a very noticeable amount of $$ that can be put to use elsewhere in your system. I was really into picking up a Vamp Verza until I saw what the landed cost would be. I got an iBasso D42 and couldn't be much happier. It's not in the same league in profiles, not toooo far off, but the workmanship is top notch and I got it for $300 including shipping, duties, HiFlight TopKit op-amp rolling kit, and 2 650mAh rechargeable batteries for Japan. Hard to argue with a third of the price, well, as long as you don't have an iPhone, haha. Rant finished.
Back on topic'ish. The M100s continue to fit better and better and sound great. I have started to want some silver shields with my Matte Blacks, though, like the ones that come with the White version. I still wish this came in the colour combo that one of the "custom" LP2s does. The one with black headband, silver yokes, black cups, and silver shields. That'd look so great on the M100s.
Edited by Benny-x - 6/30/13 at 10:03pm