IMO, their amps punch way above their weight in terms of value, compared to the competition. Mjolnir could be an endgame amp for just about anyone (unless you're into OTC setups), it outperforms most $2,000 rivals.
It's more time for your brain to adjust to the sound. Also, not to be a conspiracist, but that would be well over a month of normal listening for regular people, and beyond the 30 day return policy most retailers allow.
On a computer EQing is okay, but I don't always use my PC or Mac as a source. In fact, a good deal of the time I go from turntable > preamp > amp > headphones. The whole audio world isn't DACs and FLACs.
I love these, I have both the original and the second release, but seriously guys, do you think you could have used some LEDs for the front panel that aren't as bright as a flashlight? In a dim room they're incredibly annoying, they're like a nightlights.
Yeah, I think people are reading more into that than what he actually said. He's right, the 800 in stock form, un-EQ'd, is "unpalatable", a lot of times. It may be great for analyzing music, but it's not so great at helping the listener actually enjoy it.