Well, the Plattan is fairly inexpensive and comes in just about any color you can imagine. Sure the sound quality isn't great, but then I personally find the K550 a wholly unpleasant listen and it costs several hundred bucks. So in a way I find the Plattan less offensive.
That being said, I'm having a difficult time trying to decipher just what criteria that guy was using when compiling his list. Seems to be all over the place, with no rhyme or reason behind it.
Yeah I know what you mean. Seems like he just grabbed what ever 9 headphones he could find and threw in the HD700 just so he could say he had a high end headphone in his list. I'm half tempted to email the author and ask what his criteria was for compiling the list and how he went about scoring the gear and what source he used to arrive at his final results.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/17/13 at 9:18am