I think that's with the cable weight included. You don't usually get much of the cable weight unless you're seriously far away from the source. I doubt many of us have the cable suspended in mid air between the source and the headphone. A lot of it will be resting on the ground or on the desk, etc. For instance, with my setup, most of the cable would rest right where the source is, so I doubt I got more than a few grams added. I'm picky in terms of headphone comfort, and if I could get the GX with leather-free pads or non-leather, I would definitely be able to wear them all day. That says a lot for me.