Agreed 100%! That's why I'm so happy I sold my $10,000 home setup back in 2005. My first foray into iems was a sonic disaster with the Shure E5C, and I quickly switched to an over ear headphone (Grado SR125, and soon after, the SR225). Over the past year+, I've discovered how good the iem tech has advanced and have bought 4 sets. With Moondrop KPE, TFZ NO.3, Nicehck NX7, KZ ZS10 PRO...and multiple upgrade cables...I rec going for a portable setup way more, than keeping with a home based speaker based setup. So much more going for this, and costs substantially less. I've been much happier exploring this format...and discovering so many new iems. I couldn't have ever done this with speakers. Unaffordable for me.