Level 1 (dampening with angle pads) is just $199, wood cups and cable are just for look.
Doing yourself is not that hard actually but you really need pads and they are like $100 shipped.
But in the end, D5K even modded is not that special really, if new Fostex line is anything like that, and it sounds like it is, I don't really understand that hype around them, esp. considering the price.
Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/2/13 at 5:54pm