Lol yeah my least favorite part of this hobby is waiting for new gear in the mail. I ordered a Cayin N6ii in the mail last Sunday and it shipped from Jersey on Monday and was in my hands on the west coast of Vancouver Island by Friday...I was quite impressed. AK stuff is notoriously expensive but a lot of people stand by it so I dunno. They 2.5mm input originated with them so they're either being stubborn or looking after their user base. Not sure why they couldn't put a 2.5 and a 4.4 connection on the KANN. In any case I hope to hear it some day.