Thanks all, for the nice comments.
I think it was better before it was edited, but then I always do.
This article is my ode to Headfi. As I, unfortunately, will only be an infrequent visitor from now on. I just cannot shake my ear problem. It is not nearly as bad with speakers, so I am going to have to stick with them as my way of listening.
I kept hoping that this problem would eventually go the way of the Dodo, but as Hirsch can attest, I have been battling this problem for a long time, and I just can't take it anymore. It has cost me some bucks too, but at least a couple of members here have benefited from my difficulties. As Walt Disney always says, "It's the Circle of Life." He did say that didn't he?
I have two more headphone amp reviews that will be appearing in PFO in the near (?) future and that will probably be it for headgear. That said, Carlo and Owen Meany will carry on without me (and most likely not missing me either!).
I appreciate all the help so many here have given me as I navigated the uncharted headphone waters. It was quite an eye-opener for me. I will continue to stop by every so often to see what's happenin', and perhaps to sell one or two things...
Cheers to all,