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I have both and I would say it depends to a point on the tubes in the Lyr. The H10 is certainly quieter and I like the volume/gain  control options with the dip switches.  Part of the difference too is the "smoothness" of Class A vs. a hybrid output on the lyr.  Both have ample output power to run any of my dynamics or planars. Hibuck...
The greatest problems with reviews and forums is that they use their ears and not yours.  I like bass weight and texture, some like a rather lean, taut signature.  I'm very sensitive to a somewhat dry, analytical sound and others call that neutral.  Cans that feel like they are inserting ice picks into my ears are just what others seems to want.  Point being, it's really hard to predict what someone else will like.  Even after a couple hundred hours, I feel like my H10...
Having owned (and loved) the Denon 7k I can tell you that the 950's sound signature is far different.  More detail and transparency, less bass impact. Hibuck...
Everyone is probably aware of this, but as someone who has damaged his hearing (loud pipes on my Harleys) I can tell you that extended listening even at 100db is like playing russian roulette with aural nerve damage. 115 db is just silly.  In about 10-15 min. the damage is done...and irreversable.   my .02, Hibuck....
Looking forward to seeing the finished product!  My 700's are at home connected to my BH Crack. Can't wait to move back there (on a short term job) and get reacquainted. Hibuck....
At the end of the day, this whole discussion is rather pointless.  First of all, the opinions of those who a part of the Gustard thread likely reflects very little about whether or not the product will succeed in the world marketplace.  The idea that one likes or does not like a name borders on silly.  For those "new" to the market, very few components of Chinese manufacture are well known in the first place.  Among audio snobs (they know who they are) the fact that it...
The bass that I am hearing is deep and taut, but not in any way exaggerated.  This is an amp that is on the warm side of neutral, but isnot in any way "bass heavy".  I have bass heavy cans and those that are not and the H10 clearly shows them for what they are.  IMO, whatit does is establish a firm grip on the drivers in the bass region.   If you turn it off, it does take a few minutes for the sound to come back up to speed...but I'm used to tubes amps, so this seems...
I have about 80 hours on my H10 right now and with HE500's listening to Nils Lofgren's Acoustic Live I can't believe how good it sounds.  Clear without being analytical, warmwithout being syrupy and great bass/transient response.  I've been in the audio game for 45 years, so it's not my first rodeo, but my jaw is hanging open.Hibuck....
As one who has recently purchased an H10, I think you would be pleased.  Be aware however, the stories of significant change during "burn in" have been my experience as well.  What's more, it is a revealing amplifier, which means that music that sounded "good" on previous setups may or may not sound good here.  The H10 will reveal poor recordings and thin music will sound thin.  I'm very sensitive to as you put it "screeching mids and highs" as well and while this...
Listening to my H10 right now and loving it!  I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a X10 DAC?   I'm watching the massdrop on the X12 right now, but not sure it's a big step up. regards, Hibuck....
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