After last month's beautiful-but-useless silver Minidisc player comes a pair of $3,299 headphones, complete with matching aluminium headphone stands. They're in the stupidly-expensive-and-not-all-that-clever Sony Qualia range. What's really bad is that they're replaced the $3,999 MDR-R10 headphones. They were awesome, mainly because they were made of 'wood from the Keyaki tree', the frame was magnesium, and the earphones were covered in Greek lambskin. These new things don't have any of that, just a hint of carbon fibre over the headband. Bah!