Did I need the acrylic stand? Nah. But it's pretty. Very impressed by the quality of the 6xx's and the 58x Jubilees (not pictured). The D30 and A30 are pretty great for the price. Kind of amazing actually. Sadly I purchased elsewhere, I could've saved a penny or two. All things being equal, this is a pretty great rig for under $400. Can't wait to hear the 6xx's balanced through the DX7s! Thank you Massdrop. Hosting the community discussions is super helpful for selecting gear and the savings you bring via the mass purchasing model really create value!