Mind going into more detail on what makes them good sounding and what you're comparing them to?
On another note, I've been researching Taobao buying agents (this one and this one) and looking into how much these would cost to be shipped straight from China, and it seems like the total shipped price to the USA would be around $140-150 after all the fees. It can be cheaper if you choose a slower shipping method, but I'd rather pay a bit more instead of waiting 15-30 days for a package.
Still on the fence about it though because the warranty would most likely not apply.
Another option is through PChome Global, which is a reputable store in Taiwan that ships internationally, though their price would be closer to $200 shipped to USA. I bought a laptop a couple years ago from them without issue (arrived quickly too).
Then there's Sunny Digital Pro Shop in Hong Kong, which was mentioned in one of the BA200 threads. I don't know how reputable that store is, but it appears that the total cost is around $170 shipped.
Edited by PeterDLai - 4/2/12 at 4:48pm