Chris J, I guess that particular headphone fan could be free to classify him or herself in any way that he or she chose!
On a "cross" topic, I just made the indomitable jump to eat Top Ramen for a few months, submit to my fear of hybrids, and go for my old Glow Audio Amp One. What changed my mind so radically? (Crikey! Are those women's shoes I'm wearing? Nah... Not that radically... ) The guys at Glow just released a totally awesome redesign for the 2013/2014 model, which has just come out!
Patrick over at glow wrote me literally out of the blue, and filled me in, knowing I'm such a freaky Glow fan. (You can read my review of the original model, with lotsa headphones, here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/504316/review-glow-audio-amp-one-w-denon-lawton-d2000-k701-hd650-er-4s-audio-tech-ad2000-dt880-600 ).
Anyway, quite a difference in price, but let's face it an all-tube design is what I was dying for, so what the heck. I figure in the end, suffering with a crimped budget for a while would be better than, ending up with something I like, but don't love... know what I mean? And unlike the, smiling stranger who might be making breakfast after a blurry night, I'd be stuck with having to sell and then ship internationally to unload my hybrid, taking a bath on the shipping costs both ways. No breakfast included!
On the other hand, the Glow has my heart, and I'll be thrilled to enjoy listening to her all night long while I'm laying in bed. Well, you know what I mean. With headphones on. No, that didn't sound right either, did it?
You can read my update of all that's new with the revamped Glow Audio Amp One design right here, fresh off the press:
Edited by Kouzelna - 9/24/13 at 3:56am