Ayre, hands down. Every ML (the company, not the man) component I've ever heard sounds like it was voiced more or less the same: clean, neutral, and totally lacking in life, like it was designed by a robot, technically correct yet sterile and sanitized. I don't know what it is, and maybe others don't have this reaction, but I simply can't get past it. I want to just scream after having to listen to it for any length of time. It's perfectly right on an intellectual level yet totally devoid on an emotional level, and real music simply isn't like that. Hope I haven't insulted too many people with this, it's only my personal opinion, ymmv.
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