Nope..never stop..as u say..imagining things..and i honestly hope u one day will hear a blue circle amp..any amp of them..as they are made with one simple fact in mind...sounding as best as possible with almost non of the flashy overpriced estethics.....look at my amp..more simpler u cant find.... .but okay..its built like a rock..and heavy as a ton..but only because whats inside..i hope u agree with me that if the components inside of the amp is high quality..the price can be accordingly? Or the labor hours? As those are..and i quote u..overpriced amps..moneywise..but if u..quoting u, are open to it..u maybe will find out that maybe..just maybe...BC altough more expensive then 200usd..are actually worth the money...soundwise.. nothing imaginary about that..but i do agree with u..not all amps are created equal....i know what u mean with some amps having a huge price sticker and not delivering for what they are selling for..mostly estethics...thats not rocket science also... But as i said many times...i dont disaprove affordable amps...hell..i started out with probbaly the least expensive amp that can actually drive the he500.. It was not fun..but it didnt distord also...but back in the days i loved how it sounded..god knows how my perception of soundquality changed when i heard the modded 337 i got next...it hit me like a rock..and didnt expected it!! .both drove the he500 to normal listening levels..but omg..the difference how they did it.. So maybe its my head who keeps on improving..or equalizing how i can hear my music..but i couldnt be more happy that it does that.. Hehehe But honestly..u are not real if u say that most expensive amps are not worth it..as thats not true...IMHO. As u would put a wooaudio wa6 on same level as a shiit valhalla if that would be true..or a cavalli amp to a o2 or a BC. Amp to a Lyr..or a matrix mstage to a mcintosh headphone amp. Etc. Etc. All can drive a he500 to decent volume levels...but its the way how they do it what counts..whether its measureble or not. But my imaginairy (lolz) friend..we will never agree on that... ru planning to upgrade to the shiit topmodel one day? And ur last line..that amps not delievering whats on paper..thats so true my friend....i totally agree with u on that...and the headphone is indeed very important for the experience..but if the source/dac/amp is not good enough then the headphone wont magically make it sound good .... Have good night my friend...its 4am here..need my beauty sleep. Have fun chatting!