Thanks, and no, I don't find them that much of a strain at all. Though admittedly, the longest listening session I've had thus far with the LCD2 is about an hour and a half to two. No strain at all, besides, I have a rather comfy chair to sit on. I lucked out scoring the Rosewood model, I'd have settled for the Bamboo one, but definitely prefer the Rosewood one. Heh, thanks guys, my search is not quite over yet.....still mentally masturbating as to whether to get a T1 for about 500USD....though I'm still keen on the HD700 at about the same price point.