I’d lay off bashing CJ. They are new to the headphone market and probably are interested in selling a unit to plug a hole in their product line, and give CJ owners who like to stick with the brand a chance to do so. The fact that they have appealed to the headphone community is a plus, and shows this is a serious entry. However, you have to understand their market. Like McIntosh, for example, their customers tend to stick with one brand of (admittedly very expensive) equipment. CJ is not just a company that exists to sell to rich people (although it certainly does that). They produce components that truly are built like tanks. They make their own Teflon capacitors, use glass epoxy circuit boards, and huge, heavy, well made transformers. Plus, it’s all made in the USA. To produce equipment with a high quality BOM with American labor results in expensive components. CJ isn’t trying to be the best, but rather to deliver a consistent CJ sound that its devotees identify with. That’s my take on it, anyway.