Thing is it sometimes gets too serious too quickly. I've posted an honest account and you know exactly where/how I rate this headphone, so that's me done.
At this stage there's not much else to say about this headphone soundwise and just wait, if one is still interested, until the next person hearing it posts impressions. I think AKG are very European and so don't do much in the States. It might even be released here in the UK/Europe before anywhere else.
But I do think that removing the £100 stand from the package would be a good move from AKG. It'll make it by a genuine amount, lower priced than the HD800 and level with beyers T1 RRP in fact. Maybe sell two versions - with and without the headphone stand. And please provide say two more cables - one with a permanent 1/4 inch adapter would be nice.