I was thinking the other day that hadphones are all the rage and it seems like brands like Martin Logan btw (they are not even electrostats like Stax) and celebrities are getting in on the action. Tells me one thing is that most if not the majority of people listen to ipods or music on their cpu's and the younger folk probably have never listened to their favorite artist on a proper stereo and just their little earbuds or car stereo and pehaps at a concert. I'm wondering if company's like Sennheiser, koss etc. are seeing record numbers as of the last few years. I know this has been talked about here before but this next generation will have severe hearing problems like no other generation before. Pretty crazy to think just over ten years ago the music industry was pushing surround sound and we end up today with two channel headphones hooked up to a laptop I have nothing against headphones I own a pair of Senn HD 800's and a nice Woo audio WA6 but only listen when its late at night so I don't disturb the wife or neighbors or when I want to hear something in the background of a recording.