Assuming the correct bias, triodes are more linear than just about any transistor useful for audio amplification. With a properly designed push-pull, feedback, etc., you can easily have a transparently neutral tube amplifier
I was under the impression that the Alphas were identical to the Gammas, except for the pads - so what you have are a pair of Excellents, perhaps with the wrong logo printed on them :P Whatever you do, do not let anyone butcher those poor cans. The Alpha/Gammas are wonderful headphones, and Spritzer is definitely going to hell for his role in encouraging so many people to cannibalize them for their drivers
havent changed my rigs (speakers or headphones) in 9 months, and don't see myself doing so in the foreseeable future. I'm just so happy with it!
still gets daily use, but have not felt any need to change it up :)
Quad ESL 2805's, SR-009 are all a man needs to complement a dram of Balvenie
Usually, we ask so we can verify existence for a purchase.
Occasionally, there are design changes in a line, and a certain set of serial numbers will sound different than others, so people will want to know which group a particular pair belongs to