@Hands, your post was stinkier than french cheese, the criticisms are fair so let me go deeper: You do know Purrin recommends Utopia and Stellaris, another $4000 headphone and while never hearing it on my system I've heard it enough times to know how it sounds and that it's inferior especially on transients and soundstage. I don't get why you're so hung up on the fact it needs a TOTL amp, if I was on HF I'd say it sounds great on normal gear but shines on 6K+ amps and 10K+ is endgame, that's not the case. Some might like how it sounds on lesser amps but I've been around enough to know when to not accept compromises. You're too hung up on price, look at it this way, a SET amp with superb PSU design and output transformers is needed with matching tubes. That's what? DNA, EC maybe ECP but the list is very short. I'm disgusted at the two 2$ generic filter capacitors in the GSX MK2 or the 40$ output transformers on the Studio Six. If I would have said it reveals the shortcomings of the gear and lesser amps don't do it justice would it be better? I don't like to beat around the bush, it's all or nothing here. At canjam I tried it will all the Woo amps including WA33 on stock tubes with a shitty dac, the transients I get with my home setup was completely missing. The WA5 on top tubes doesn't do it justice either. I've been looking for an upgrade from my HD580/650 for a long time, regardless of price, I could have gotten Susvara, Abyss TC, Raal, 009 etc. I know I wouldn't keep any for them long term. 3.2 is far more forgiving on amping and will appeal to a broader audience, the synergy of 3.1 and Stellaris is why I got them otherwise I'd have waiting for something new. I don't care for the 3.2 on the Stellaris but loved it on the WA5 with 150ohm output tap, not enough to get the 3.2. I'm not trying to push this headphone on anyone, just sharing my experience and if that means just 1 person is interested so be it. Take it as a word for warning for this headphone, it's very picky but the reward is plentiful. MySphere is the only company I know that lets you try both without having to pay the full price then go through the hassle for returning. On speakers, I live in a modern flat, by modern I mean low cost construction and very poor isolation between floors, there's no way I could and moving house just to use speakers would be idiotic.