I think you missed the other little quote I put in there
"The majority of the headphones included in this review are flagship models or were considered a flagship model at some point. I did not include any headphone which was not in my personal collection because I wanted to avoid all biases related to listening-time and possible favoritism.
I know you're toying with me - but are you seriously suggesting David should buy either Beats or Skull Candy "flagships", and spend serious listening time evaluating them? Really - in the context of this site, and David's collection, what would be the point?
If I happened to be in possession of either of them, I would gladly lend them for an indefinite period of time.