SUCCESS. IT'S WORKING!
Alex Cavalli and I exchange a few emails and it is now working like a charm. I've never used a Piezo switch before and after a few nudges with my knuckle on the switch it now turns on and off like it should. In fact, the sound of it "clicking on" and "clicking off" is kinda cool too. Mine came with 72 hours of burn-in so I've got a ways to go but I've already tried all three of my headphones and they all sound like three new headphones--for the better--MUCH better.
Dr. Cavalli's speedy response to my dilemma is so impressive. It is very comforting to know that he's "around the corner" to help. It was like he was living next door and all I had to do was knock and ask him for advice. I knocked; he calmed me down; gave me advice on things to try; and now it's working. Yay!!!
Alright--I'm still hyperventilating.
Edited by Clayton SF - 8/25/11 at 6:04pm