There is that and the fact that Turntables and Speakers have already passed the $55k mark for quite sometime. I know if it were my $55k I would purchase something that is already established with plenty of review and whatever faults and strengths already well known so I know what to listen for when I demo them. There may not be any competition headphone wise for the Orpheus 2 other than maybe the 009 but I think sennheiser has underestimated just how many $55k TT's and Speakers are out there...quite a few. I would never buy anything $55k without demoing it but reviews do help so you can get an idea of what said product excels at or stinks at. Very few reviews at this point and it has been out for a while and yeah crying does nothing for me.