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Also, I'm relieved to see that the A-16 is planned in a more traditional form factor as well as the headphone stand shape.
Very impressive. Smyth seems to be addressing just about every criticism and suggestion plus they have come up with a bunch of new ideas too.   
If you could devise a poll that also showed the owners who were NOT happy with and/or replaced their ToTL headphones in the first year, you could create a ratio for each model between the two polls that might be revealing. It would correct for the relative sales volumes of each headphone model.
He is trying to say that the poll is bad because he believes that the voters have not heard all of the headphones listed. He may or may not be correct about that (I've heard 11 of them). However, he misunderstands what the poll is measuring. It is a measure of long term customer satisfaction.
SOLD!   Well made, high quality 1 meter 75 ohm digital cable with RCA connections. I'm the original owner. I do not recall what I paid, but it was probably around $200. Price is firm -- this is a good deal! Free USPS shipping. 
 I hesitate to answer since it is off topic, but since you quoted me... Because "poor people" (your words) can not afford a headphone setup that would take more than 1,000 hours of labor at the federal minimum wage. However, I did not make a judgement about if the OP can afford the BHSE. I only said that I would not go into debt for it. I think that is reasonable advice. Having been a broke audiophile when I was in my 20s (now almost 50), I spoke from personal experience....
Got my invoice today. Ordered July 2015.
 Short answer: I wouldn't. The difference between the BHSE and other much less expensive energizers is much smaller than depicted on this forum, though real and meaningful. Get something within your budget and start saving.Philosophical answer: Don't fall into the trap of trying to keep up with people who have more money than you. You will always be unhappy. Find a way to be satisfied with what you have and get joy from it. It is how almost all of us start in this hobby...
I'll be there. Very happy this event is returning to a location accessible by public transit from NYC.
Even without virtualization, I'd pay $1500 for the ability to measure my headphones, edit EQ curves with the web interface, and have them applied by the box for all my different sources. Virtualization will be the icing on the cake for me. (I know there are less expensive ways to do two channel EQ, but I like to keep things simple because I spend my work life with computers all day.)
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