Oops. I thought I posted these a while ago.
I am happy that it was a mixed bag :) Seems pretty dependent on the source, chain to me.
With micromega mydac, schiit vali, it excelled over the Sennheiser HD280
With Grace m901 and various CD,DVD players as source, it was very close to Focal spirit pro. LCD-XC had more impressive sounding instruments and low end.
With the Squeezebox touch feeding optical TOSLINK to a sony 7100ES, there was nothing...