Indeed, I agree with you WNBC.
Hopefully I get time to do a quick video tomorrow before boxing these up and sending them to the next lucky person on Tuesday.
Dan - Is there any way I can reserve a spot in the upgrade program, some sort of page I need to put my email in or something of that sort? This demo has pretty much all but convinced me I want it. Starving student-ness be damned.
Don't do the upgrade program. The wait is too long. I'm literally a week or so away from saying to hell with my already shrinking savings account and dropping the full $600. If I happen to like them as much as I think I will, I'll be able to sell my 3.2s afterward and recuperate some of that money. It'll be almost like going through the upgrade program except I'll get the headphones a lot faster.
My savings is already almost nonexistent, so I don't think I can swing $600 for headphones right now. It would be nice to have the Alphas before Christmas Eve (the day I got the original Mad Dogs) but if I have to wait a little while longer, oh well.
Also, I was really impressed with Nim's HE-500s. Almost enough to consider them in the distant future. I would rather get a better closed back headphone first though, and there's no doubt there are certain things the Alpha excels at more than the MD.