I agree they are heavy but for me not uncomfortable and the sound is best I have heard of any headphone I demoed or own. And the price is a bargain to me. My home speakers retail for $35,000. I own a tonearm cable that costs more than the LCD-X. It's all relative. To me they could have charged $3-5k and not been out of line.
Plus one on this post. My speakers cost quite a bit more and don't sound as good. To each his own I guess.