Not saying anyone's a fool, I don't think there are any BS'ers around amidst the regular posters on this particular thread, everyone's just honestly working toward their auditive nirvana and all input is sincerely appreciated.
Been giving this some thought while meditatively kneading some bread dough I've got going:
I'm currently driving my HE-6 from a V-800 DAC, sampling deactivated, connected via XLR to a V200 amp, pre-gain at 6. The main motivation for my F3 purchase was to determine if the latter would really bring the 6 to a new level. Now, to my ears the V200 does a good job, it outputs 2.7 W, 11.6 V into my (measured at 49 Ohm) HE-6 (single-ended setup), listening to for instance studio master FLAC files. As I said, I listen to classical, all kinds but although it's not my preferred subtype, also some organ music. That bass goes deep but obviously it's not the same as a drum, slam wise. The main issue I have with the V200 is that -although I like its tonal characteristics, it's not extremely detailed/resolving. I listen at moderate volume, some classical pieces have huge dynamic range as we all know. I know clipping when I hear it. Even on the V200 I honestly haven't experienced it at the volumes I listen to so surely the F3 should be able to at least equal this.
I'll know when I get to try the F3 but look forward to the detail which everyone agrees on is excellent. Interesting times