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Haha Tyll know how to have a good time.
 With it's higher output impedance I'm thinking a lot of people will be cautious using it with sensitive headphones and in-ears so I can see a market for the Magni (if you are referring to the low priced amp). Some people also insist on pure solid state no matter what.I would be more concerned about selling the much pricier but not necessarily better options.
I really like the HD800 for it's balance, detail, clarity, soundstage and imaging but I guess amp picky in reality means finding an amp which correct for the overly analytical and fake/strident quality of the HD800s I find too distracting to enjoy the music. I didn't feel any real transparency to the music listening with the Invicta/HD800 combo and it would be ironic that adding some form of colouration would increase perceived transparency for some people. Too me the...
Yeah right in-ears isn't meant for portable outside use at all where some type of noise is present most of the time.It's not like most people use them on their commute, when they go to the gym and in their noisy office. That's the place people use open back headphones see.  No problem for me using the IE800 with comply tips, over-ear fit, not falling out and above average isolation. The isolation and fit could be better, but to say this (and light weight?) automatically...
I don't see it as an impossibility as that being the way I see the HD800 with close to total transparency to the source material, but to me it lacked power somehow. I'm one of those people who find the HD800 soulless and clinical when paired with most SS amps. When I think of it I have not heard one one SS amp I'm fully satisfied with. It's like a strict German businessman who needs a couple of shots of Vodka to be bearable to hang out with at a party. At some situations...
I like your positivism. Why not go for it.   Any updates regarding the euro portion of the tour?
It's very hard to combine objective science and listening enjoyments which is very much a subjective field. You can almost liken it with the problem of combining classic Einsteinian physics with the somewhat irrational and unpredictable quantum physics to create a unified theory. We have a rather crude understanding today what constitute a good sounding measurement. There is still possible for a good measurement to sound bad and vice versa. Still good measurements sound...
The reality is that you really can't see it black and white with numbers and measurements. A 3 db bass boost over flat with the LCD-2 or a big dynamic driver will not have the bass sensation at all as with a small balanced armature and the same amount of measured bass boost. They way the drivers deliver sound by pushing the air can't really be compared.   However I do think we will develop a more detailed and scientifically correct way of knowing what is preferred...
One big problem with some of these cheaper in-ears and some more expensive from Audio Technica is that they have forgot to put any attention on the cable. CKS77 was perhaps the worse cable ever in regards to microphonics, CKM500 better but still bad and CKN70 also really cheap and microphonic. What the hell are they thinking about releasing this crap? Avoiding cable noise should be as big a priority as ergonomics when designing an in-ear.
Am I the only one who thought the HD800 straight from the Invicta was a horrible pairing? Super detailed but digital and plastic sounding, with no naturalness. The combo made interesting sounds but couldn't create music. The search for an emotion when listening turned out to be in vain.
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