It's now 6 months ago I started reading everything about headphones and music quality. I've obtained a Chord Mojo, an Audioquest Nightowl and some LZ A4 iem's. Also had a Sony MDR-1000x from before that. I've spent a lot of time on head-fi even though I dont post that much. I have one problem though. Well... lots of problems. My mojo always disconnects from my phone, iPad or laptop. Seems like the USB port is just not connecting well. This makes it impossible to use on the go, since I have to place it perfectly to connect. My nightowls sounds good, but are really big to ever take anywhere. Today my lz a4's twice made a very loud sssshhhhh sound almost making me deaf while I was listening to some smooth rap. Now I wont listen to high volumes because I'm afraid it will happen again. My lz a4's one side makes scratching noises like the cable is not perfectly fitted. All these problems are solvable but bothers a lot when you have other things to spend your time on (like listening to music) It seems like problems are everywhere and that sound nirvana is there when your things are working, but it seems so difficult to make everything work at the same time. My question is, if being an audiophile is always going to be so filled with small problems? Is it worth buying this expensive stuff just to find out, that there are even more problems to solve before I can enjoy the perfect sound experience? I need some encouragement.