Lol. Us audiophiles are crazy. I can cover extra $200 or so if needed to purchase one. But If I'm spending 1k on a headphone, I need more research. I spent 20+hrs to decide on a UERM. I'll probably spend 10+hrs pondering which hp to get. Audeze, Senns, Fostex, AT, Beyer, Oppo, hifiman, akg... Oh, btw, why are you against the lcd2? Nowadays, I'm seeking something to complement the UERM with warm and strong subbass, so that's why I mentioned LCD.