Quote: Thanks for letting me know. Resale value is not priority for me, as I am yet to resell any of my electronics. I usually just give away computer parts to family or friends that need them. And don't have enough audio gear to sell. That being said, I really want a custom. Paying $1300 for an universal is just too much money. I like good isolation. I hate the active noise cancellation headphones that I have to use on planes, these would be mostly for air travel and home listening. Thanks for all the warnings though, will certainly keep them in mind. Quote: Its a choice right now between the 8.A JH16 and Merlins. The Merlin looks like it would be best bang for the buck. I wish I thought of this when Heir Audio was still having that promotion. I will look around in FS forums for a 8.A if I decide to go that route. Thanks!