Leave him be He isn't trying to brag, the man just comes across as a very matter of fact. Is how he is. Obviously, you're also buying into the marketing a bit too. The HE-1 isn't a perfect system, as good as it gets yeah maybe, but it's the hype and glamour of it that is getting you. You know very well the same money gets you setups that can be as enjoyable. Have you heard a 1266 yet? I have no interest personally, die to the headband, but keen to hear one. Diana Phi with same drivers might go ok. I've settled on Z1R and Empy, pretty content there. Never gelled with the electrostat sound personally.