That may be true, however not everyone needs that much power, and some people want to match their amp with their DAC (people that bought an M8) or amazing SMSL P1 linear power supply. Combine all those units together and you have one helluva system. But hey if you need enough power to destroy a couple sets of cans at the same time then go ahead and get the E09K. Just to clarify I have used the E09K in the past and for me in my environment space is a commodity I am sadly in dire need of. Maybe it is time for a new desk bigger than ~2mx80cm.