Thanks a lot everybody!
. Tom, yes it would probably be best to contact manufacturers. I didn't even think of that. Having a resouce like these boards is so great, I'd rather ask here than talk to some rep. at Monster whose knowledge I might find in question rather quickly.
I'm going to have to do a little research. I don't know exactly what you guys are talking about. I'm kind of new to Hi-Fi, and power conditioning is not something that I have considered aside from protecting against spikes and surges. Basically, I want to save some money. Rather than get two $200 dollars to hook a bunch of stuff, I'd rather hook up my current protector to a new, good one. I will do research and learn what you guys are talking about before I bother anyone else about it.
Speaking of sales/"experts" who don't know what they're talking about... I was at a hi-fi shop checking out cd sources. I brought my HD 600, and I wanted to compare sources through an HP amp. I asked if they had a good HP amp at their store that I could test with and the sales person said with a bit of a sneer: "A good sounding Headphone amp does not exist."
I found that a bit odd. I ask, a little bit seriously, is this true? In the few posts I have made, I always end up diverging from my original questions. Maybe this is for another post, but can you get a great sounding HP setup (that compares to a great sounding speakered system) using a dedicated HP amp?
Thanks again. This place is great! So addictive. I haven't gone to my vintage guitar boards in weeks.