That's what statement products are for. I don't think it's worth investing in it even for companies, though the first Orpheus kept the price very well so this might be the case here, too. I think they may be slightly better than the Stax 009 with the BHSE, but maybe others prefer the Stax, or won't tell much difference, for a sixth of the cost. Hard to tell when all upstream components are different. I like they have put a lot of research for optimizing diaphragm properties, and the local amplification idea seems logical. On the other hand I am pretty sure the pads are too thick on the Orpheus 2 and slightly muffle up the sound. Anyone want pad mods on the Orpheus 2?