Yes, I did mean what I said. Amarra is most noticeable when you have the gear to back them up. HD800 are more revealing and transparent, with the most noticeable response to upgrades, than any headphone that I have tried. And Amarra is probably wasted on badly implemented USB transports/DACs.
Amarra's going to get the most mileage with really nice speaker systems and the best headphone systems. I base this on the fact that switching Amarra on/off you can hardly tell the difference with HD650, K702, Beyers, etc.
Sorry to crap on anyone's parade. Me and PJ do currently attend the School of Only HD800 Liking.
Top of line Ultrasones or Sennheisers are helpful.