It's wierd. I was just looking up the HD598 with the intent of buying it, and I can't find a price lower than $240. Several people on these forums claim to have bought this headphone NEW for $180 or even lower. Apparently it used to sell on AMAZON for $175? Amazon is selling it for $245 now! What happened? Should prices go down if I wait a bit?
This gets asked about once a week. Sennheiser started enforcing it's MSRP a while ago (about a year now), and they don't allow authorized dealers to sell under MSRP and stay authorized (and they won't honor warranties if you don't have an authorized dealer's receipt). You can wait, but you'll be waiting forever most likely. That's the thing about variable pricing - coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Grado does the same thing, and has for decades.
Edited by obobskivich - 10/14/12 at 12:16pm