Newbie joining in. Just finished reading this whole thread (long one!).
I'm hoping to be owner of B&A combo soon. I was ordering them from Schiit directly, but remembered the VAT, that would be added to package. So, instead ordered them from european reseller from France. It just feels that delivery is taking ages! I ordered them on 7.1. and still no word from frenchmen that they would be on their way to Finland. I even contacted them few days ago, but haven't heard anything back.
I just recently bought HD 650 and I don't have any amp to power them. Even my untrained ears can "hear" that they don't sound nowhere near their capacity when driven directly from my Galaxy S2 or computer. This is a long wait.
Congrats on your order, it's a great combo! Not ideal that it's taking that long but when you get them I'm sure it'll be worth it!