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 Been trying out the LCD-X on Taurus and it is great, especially in balanced mode. Gotta be careful with the volume knob, though.  
 I compared the Burson Conductor and the Taurus, and my experience mirrors your observation. Better separation, image depth, micro detail - and also crisper, clearer and punchier. The Conductor is a very good amp, and with an especially impressive onboard dac, but couldn't match the Taurus on "objective" criteria, really. However, some might prefer the less upfront presentation of the  Conductor, it feels a bit smoother. 
About 3 AM, if I remember correctly. HE6 sounded underpowered to me on the Conductor, even if the volume was there. Unlike the V200, which is quite good with HE6, even if you have to turn up the volume button quite a bit. But again, the potentiometer-o'clock-test isn't always telling the whole story.
11-12 oclock. I tried Burson Conductor and liked it quite a lot, but for the HE6, Taurus is in a totally different league.
 This is because the Taurus uses current limiting to avoid the output to become dangerous for the amp, headphones and the listener.  Regardless of that chart, the power hungry HE6 sounds better in balanced mode, so I suspect the current limiting is done in a way that primarily affects continuous RMS, or at least gives plenty of room for short term voltage swing (no idea how, though) I also find the Taurus better than the 8 Watt Mjolnir for HE-6, along with several speaker...
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The words came out a bit confusing, sorry. I am trying to say the same as you.
Indeed, the M9 is not hiding anything. It is maybe wrong to call it dark, it is simply put just not a bright amp, it ain't adding treble intensity... (Edit )
 I wouldn't call it warm, but rather ever so slightly darkish compared to some other amps, like the Taurus. But yes, it is better described as neutral. It is a very revealing amp. Love it. 
I have tried several speaker amps of good quality with the HE6, and always preferred the Taurus.There is always something slightly better out there, but some headphone amps like Taurus or the M9 actually plays the HE6 to a level where has become one of my absolute favorites.
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