I second the DCA Aeon 2 (closed) and Focal Stellia. I’d want to hear the Stellia just for a reference, but the Aeon 2 closed would be more practical as far as things within my grasp. Edit: I wasn’t at all excited by the red color choice on the Aeon 2, at first, but after seeing it for a while, it’s not horrible. Could have been way worse... The folding mechanism seems elegant and hopefully is as functional and durable as they’re claiming. Plus, the apparent driver upgrades & iteration rather than total redesign (I loath companies changing things for the sake of change itself, without significant improvements) on something that was generally well received, rather than a total redesign, gives it an element of...well, an expectation that it’ll, at the very least, be decent. Historically, Dan has seemed to give a shit about making good stuff and standing by it. I’ve been impressed by his evolution from DIY dude to producing full on original designs that compete with established companies’ products. ...So hopefully he resolved whatever issues that seem to have bothered some folks, or made amends for any unmitigated dickheadedness (which I’m still not clear on, but I generally trust it when enough folks here say somebody screwed up.) I’d also like to add the suggestions of: • HifiMan Sundara (mixed but overall positive feedback from what I’ve read) Cheap, high price/performance ratio. And, I’ve never heard a HifiMan. • Massdrop (Drop) Collaborations, like the Koss ESP/95X Electrostat system, the Ether CX, the Beyerdynamic DT-177X (Yeah, I’ve disliked previous Beyers, but hey, maybe it’s better), the THX AAA 789. • I know they were previously in a loaner program & I don’t know how this works exactly, but since I’m late to the party, I’d still love to get an opportunity to hear the Focal Clear, LCD-2C, Kipsch HP3 (I haven’t heard a good bio-cellulose driver headphone since the Denon D5000, and that had issues I couldn’t get past), and Campfire Andromeda, since they seem to still represent excellent values or unique offerings in their price ranges.( If no loaner is available from the SBAF vault, I’d appreciate any members messaging me I’d they’d be willing. Direct or small scale loaners seem less likely, but I’d happily do whatever I could to insure no losses or violations of trust. I still don’t know exactly how the process works, so somebody tell me if this is out of line, please?) • Well modded HD800. Ive always been curious to hear this Teutonic corporate masterpiece, improved by dudes with craft supplies & sheer will. • IEMs under $600. Massdrop Plus (if still available in loaner program), then whatever other relatively comfortable models folks like @shotgunshane think might be good. I’ve heard good things about the UE4 being a solid universal CIEM, but there are so many companies making CIEMs and universal models of them that it’s bewildering, now. I’d love to see an effort where the community tries to narrow down the field in a few price brackets to CIEM/Universal models that are current top of the heaps in their respective brackets, then make an effort to have the top contenders into an IEM loaner program. Basically listing off what I want to hear that (mostly) isn’t outrageously expensive.