So after much debate and reading and mulling over I pulled the trigger. My parents are buying me headphones for Christmas. They decided to get me the AKG K272 HD headphones. At the time on Amazon they were going for 240. I wasn't aware of this nor was I aware how much they paid. A few days go by and they noticed on Amazon the price dropped like 50 dollars. They got upset so they ended up calling me and asking if these were good headphones. I mean at the time I'm using some really old Bose Quiet Comforts that i have taped together because the headband broke. I'm like ya but i would return them and get the cheaper ones that were currently 190. So my parents decided to give up since they already told me what they were getting me they said he you pick it out, budget is 240. I'm like OK!!! (worst mistake ever made haha). So I found this site. Doing research, finding out what I would use them for, what would suit my needs more. After asking around I decided that instead of spending the majority of the money on a pair of Headphones like the AKG 272 i decided to get the AKG K271 MKII and then buy the E07k amp to compliment them. I ordered them on Amazon, done, right? Nope! lol a day goes by and I changed my mind. I decided that I may love my music but I don't think I'm quite ready to love it enough to mess with an amp and have to carry it around. At this point i would rather just have a pair of headphones that i don't need an amp. So then i did some more research. Decided what I am looking for is a good open headphone for games and sitting at my desk listening to music. What I also need is a good set where i can listen to movies and tv shows in bed while my wife sleeps. Because of those two things I decided that two headphones would be better. So I ended up pulling the trigger on a pair of Audio Technica M50s and Grado SR80is. I've listened to the Grados in the past and loved the sound they produce so I think I'm in the clear there. You would think the drama is over it wasn't. While on Amazon I found the M50s LE for the same price and I liked hte Silver better so i cancelled the m50s order and got the silver ones. So in the beginning I went from getting the AKG K272 HD to the M50 AND Grado SR80i's. Haha I should not be allowed on Amazon until I actually get these headphones in the mail.