Don't know why you're wasting your time on headphones for plebs. You should be going for the Orpheus 2. Better email Sennheiser to reserve one. Tell them how much long term listening experience you have with all the high-end headphones and how you have 11k post on headfi. That should be more than enough credibility.
I was looking at the Glasshouse TVC before buying a custom balanced Tribute TVC. I've waited a really long time for mine and still hasn't shipped. Transformer volume control (TVC) seems like the way to go