@chef8489 I remember reading about your health issues and do hope your have recovered, or at least are well on the road to good health. I wish you could have given them a good listening to, but health does override all else. Perhaps you can try once again. @chuzzlewitt Thanks for the heads-up. Did you enjoy the PM-1? I have a set of PM-3s that I'd purchased after auditioning them on their tour (these "free" demos are starting to get expensive!) and like them very much. I can't really imagine a better sounding travel pair of phones. My real curiosity is how the PM-1s will compare to the Hifiman HE-1000v1. I guess I'm a fan of planar magnetic headphones (I haven't tried electrostatics, but I'd likely enjoy them as well) and the PM-1 could throw a wrench into my "settled and satisfied" headphone system mix!