Originally Posted by HeretixAevum
Well I see that as kind of different, since you absolutely need a cable and earpads to use the headphone. Headphone stands are a much more optional accessory. And I really do think a headphone stand that can't hold the headphone it's designed for with it's cables plugged in is a pretty worthless addition in my opinion.
But I do agree that it is a great value headphone package, I can deal with an unused headphone stand.
One can pretty easily put a foam pad on top of the stand to raise the headphones a bit. That said, mine is an earlier edition, without the foam piece in the box. It sits in the box, unused, under the bed because the headphones don't fit on it well in the as shipped configuration. I haven't gotten around to modding the stand. it is a nice, simple stand, and a nice add in. It is unfortunate that the Alphas don't fit well with the cables attached.
I wonder about a half moon type piece of wood/plastic/foam that sits inside the underside of the stand during shipping, and then is attached to the top of the stand after being unpacked. It could attach with a nut and bolt, velcro, glue… I'll have to look in the box and see if this would be an option. If it is, Dan would have to decide if it is a worthwhile option. More pieces = more cost = higher price...