Haha. Thanks for your perspective, but the ab-1266 will stay. They sound great, I find the weird construct comfortable at least when lying down and they come closest to speakers for someone who will never own large speakers because of constant moving. @mixman : i don’t know in which setting you listened to the Utopias, but I am right now listening to them on my Hugo2, and i cannot confirm any liteness on bass (and the soundstage is not huge but it isn’t too narrow either). I am leaning to sell the Empy because ... well, I at this point think that the focal sound signature is more for me. But I understand why others prefer the Empy, it is definitely more relaxed .