Oh, it'll hold. I've returned many more than 5 pairs of headphones... although, I'd spread them out a bit better in the future and give them other means of business. " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">
Besides, Amazon is knocking out smaller businesses left and right. They're obligated to give buyers the benefit of the doubt, and deserve the fallout of returns.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the two when you have them both. I'm certain you'll appreciate the added benefits the K712 brings to the table. I'm banking on you'll like the sound better too!
BTW, I think the Annie is much more comfortable than the X1, but think the X1 beats the Q701 in that same regard. Personally for sound, I'd say: Annie > Q701 >>> X1
Good to know you prefer the Annie to the X1. I almost got the X1 but then stretched my budget to the K712 when I was able to get it for $385. I wish I could hear the Annie again on my current Soloist amp. When I had them I drove them with an Audio-GD SA-31 so it's hard to tell if the K712 is really that much better or just the amp. I'm guessing the latter. But the sound with Soloist + K712 is much better to my ears than SA-31 + Annie.