As I am writing this post, the Bakoon HPA-01 I recently acquired is sitting on such a low volume that I'm hearing some channel imbalance yet still too loud, and I am left wondering what is left for us high-end dynamic headphone owners. More specifically those of us with low ohm/high efficiency dynamic drivers. :basshead: Are we seeing a repeat of the 'power wars' of the 70s? Or has the high-end market as a whole fully embraced the power hungry planars? I'm sitting here reminding myself that the best I have heard my Edition 12s was through the 'simple' headphone circuit of a 1986 CD spinner and that ain't right when one has sampled some high end fair including the Apex Teton and Bakoon HPA-01. What is the future for those of us who sit defiantly in the low-power dynamic camp. Are there enough of us left for manufacturers to take notice? Or should we invest in a pair of ear plugs so that we can listen to our high-end amplifiers without channel imbalance?