Sorry Jamie but I feel this is a huge mistake on your part, the Gates Foundation owns a half million shares of Monsanto, which is the most evil company on the planet, being the main producer of GMOs in the world, which have horrible effects on our health. Plus Bill is also a strong proponent of vaccines which also do far more harm than good!!!
I have heard the entire HiFiMan lineup. I work for a AV company that sells many brands. They are amazing I might pick up a pair of those coming up here shortly. I own: PSB M4U2, Grado 125i, 225, PS1000, Audio Technica M12-2C. I will start some headphone reviews here shortly. So stay tuned!
Have you ever auditioned any of the Schiit Audio amps? I have the Loki DSD DAD and have been amazed at how good it is for what I payed: <$150 Plus I like the fact that their products are made in the US.
I've heard mixed things about Schitt as a brand. Don't have much experience with the brand but did have a Schitt Modi and Magni in a older setup and it was adequate but didn't really shine. I was quick to upgrade to something a little better.