Thanks for this – makes me feel better . Because I cannot decide, so it seems there is no sale going forward. I also carefully read the criticisms some put out here against the Utopia, and I can assure them, plug the Utopia into a powerful amp like an ican pro and you will hear their authority, the opposite of thin. They are transformed. The lovely Empy sounds pretty much the same from whereever I play it, one of its big advantages.