Hmmm.. I'm still digging around the market for a pair of cans.. you responded in my other thread. I was thinking about getting something (not super expensive) like the ATH something or others you listed. Perhaps you could give me the pitch on these? The steel and carbon fiber is a nasty combo.. Great looking pair of headphones.. would I need an amp? Something tells me I don't need the Benchmark you have.. At least I hope not.. wow..