Pass Labs vs. Levinson Pre's

Does anybody out there have experience with Pass X series preamps and Levinson. Are they comparable. In particular, I'm stuck between the Pass X1 and The Levinson 380S. The retail prices are similar, design philosophies are not. Thanks.
I've not heard the Pass but it would hard to beat the #380s or the #32. I've owned both.
Both are excellent units, I personally would take Nelson Pass's minimalist design though on a Pre-amp.

What do you own now, provided the decision was quality related and not financial. Not a wise ass Q, just though I'd qualify considering the economy and all the "need money" ads I've seen on this site.
Love the convience/options of the Levinson, love the sound of the Pass.
go with the Pass,I had owned 380 and guess what I keep the Sony E9000es,it did not worth the money.
I own the Levinson 380S, the second SS preamp I've tried during my quest to see if I can be happy eliminating small-signal tube headaches from my life. The I/O, switching, and control facilities are superior to most of the breed. The careful design keeps all unused attached components scrupulously electrically separated from the signal path. The IC volume control action is nearly invisible in operation, certainly compared to a stepped attenuator, but still not quite up to the level of a really good pot (or presumably the one in the No.32). The sound is hard to fault, but is not completely transparent compared to bypassing the preamp altogether. It is at its best when used at unity gain or below (for attenuation), where the circuit architecture which switches out the gain stages when not needed (unlike almost all other active preamps, it merely actively buffers the inputs and outputs at or below unity gain) allows for an exceptionally uncolored and clear signal transfer. When called upon to provide gain above the input signal, the sound does take on a slight additional hardness/sharpness in comparision. Very open soundstage, very little grunge or texture, transients are quite clean, low background noise level, fine extension (though its relative lack of bass bloat can make it seem paradoxically a bit lightweight compared to some preamps) - but dynamics, image fullness, and tone color saturation are muted a small amount when compared to a bypass. The unit is very (but not totally) immune to differences in power cords or power conditioning, probably indicating good basic power supply design. Certainly the best preamp I've ever owned (and I actually didn't much care for the 'colder' sound of previous-generation Levinson preamps when I used to sell them retail) - i.e., the most neutral, with the least artifacts - the 380S's deviations from perfection are minor and mostly subtractive in nature. It's performance cannot, however, prevent me from imagining something even better, though the overall combo of sound, convenience, small size, and a used price that's within the bounds of sanity may be tough to top, at least among solid-state contenders. (I've never heard the Pass though.)
Go with the Pass, it sonically offers a more transparent image as well as a sweeter overall presentation. A good friend of mine was amazed at the X1 sound saying it was tube-like sweet with amazing dynamics and openness!