Hi Proud1, last week i listened to the little tubed Earmax/Senn 600 combo directly thru an Adcom CD player? I didn't wait around very long for the Earmax to warm up. The salesman connected up and i listened for a few min. What i heard was the typical smooth, magical midrange with decent detail that tube gear is well known for. The bass was there but could have been more extended. The combo was not transparent. The sound was dirty. I own the Grado RS-2/RA-1 combo run thru a Classe pre and transport. The Grado phones and headamp were superior sounding to me than the Earmax/600 i listened to. But again the tubes were stock and not warmed up but for a few minutes and its not fair to compare the source used. But i will conclude that the Earmax has a fair amount of haze but offers decent tube sound. Hopefully someone can elaporate more.
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