n00b2, will try to see if k850bt are available at BestBuy.. I just found out after all the times I been in BestBuy, that they have a special room with more high end headphones.. I know they have the K845 back there, will see if they have this one..
My quest to get the AKG K550 has fell through, along with a bad experience with Harman Kardon..I had ordered the AKG K550 from Harman Kardon (refurbished) for $129.95..on the 17th of April. Harman Kardon states, that they will not charge your card until they ship.. Make a long story short, as soon as I placed the order on the 17th, Harman Kardon put an authorization on my credit card for $129.95.. Three days later on the 20th, they charged my card for $129.95. Still no shipping info sent to me. I waited until the 23rd, and called. The agent researched and came back and told me that the item was BACKORDERED!!
How could Harman Kardon charged my card without shipping the item, and in this case, didn't even have the item!!!
Anyway, the agent understood that mistake was on their part, and told me he would send me a new AKG K550 for the same price. I agreed, and accepted. However, he came back 5 mins later, and told me his supervisor would call me. Talking to his supervisor, I was told I could get the new AKG K550 for $169.95, a cool $40 more. I told him I wasn't interested, because all the mistakes was on Harman Kardon's side. He wouldn't budge, I told them to give me a refund.
I am ordering the AKG Q701 black off Amazon for $199.99 brand new.
BTW, I think that was lousy customer service. I never asked for the offer of new phones, it was offered to me by the agent. Then the supervisor came and took it back. IMO, that kind of customer service stinks, and I have been praising them in the past..
Can't win them all..