Are you kidding?
So a few months ago, I was college shopping for myself (UMiami-music engineering) and wanted a good set of headphones. I read the reviews about the clarity and detail of these and took the plunge (whats a few hundred compared to thousands for tuition?). It was the best plunge I took. I listened to them briefly when I got them and they were sweet and nice, but I was not totally blown away. I then did the 200 hr burn in time thing with an old desktop and a sound card and just started using them the other day. WOW is the only thing I can say. These aren't for complete isolation, but they are perfect for me. The only thing to watch out for is that these have to be driven a decent amount to get a good enough signal for mixing, which is where my Duet comes in. I have a "loft studio" with a keyboard and a mixer, where I can record a bunch of midi tracks in Logic with software instruments, and I record vocals in the practice rooms here. So when I need to mix, I close the curtain under my lofted bed and I am in heaven. These are so good, we have jam sessions in my room just so the performers can hear themselves with outstanding clarity. I'm sure there are decent headphones out there for less money, but my advice is you get what you pay for. AKG has never let me down with quality of sound, product, and value.