I would recommend that anyone worried about weight order the cherry cups as each model will be available in cherry and padauk (which is about 40g heavier. The 500g weight puts them at 10 grams more than the weight of the Utopia. Generally I find nobody complains about weight until you get to 550 grams or so, everyone differs ofcourse. For reference from InnerFidelity: Utopia: 490 grams (sans cables) Audeze LCD-2=570gr; HiFiMAN HE1000=470gr; Ether Flow=400gr; Sennheiser HD 800 S=380gr; Focal Elear=438, also my he500 is 600+ grams etc. The Atticus and Eikon will have different colored aluminum parts in their final version, and will have a leather stamp on top of the headband to designate which model it is.