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Portaphile 627 will blow those out of the water in every category...save for batter life.  I would check it out if you can stomach about 4-5 hours of batter life. 
  Seems like you'd want to take a look at the EM3 or EM6.  The EM3 is basically the highend version of the SM3 which was anything but bright to my ears.  Very heavy, rich, 3D presentation, I can only expect the EM3 to have more of an old tube sound to it than the SM3 did.  Euphoric, involving, romantic.  Not sure where in Europe you're from but if you're familiar with vintage British gear think 60's Leak gear for the EM3 and more like 40's-50's Brook gear for the EM6....
Appreciate the comments guys...I'll give the smores a try tonight 
Upgraded my amplifier, now using a Motiograph MA 7505 that has been converted for 300B use.      
Hmmm interesting, thank you both again for your thoughts they are definitely helpful.  Once I drum up some cash I shall certainly look into purchasing some Earsonics, hopefully the EM6 but we shall see.  
Shot of the Lyr is definitely my favorite of the bunch, looks very sultry with those glowing tubes swaddled in aluminum. Great job!!
  Sounds very akin to what I was looking for / anticipating in this phone given the SM3.  Dark and heavy is certainly where I like to be for whatever reason.  So it dips from 8-12 and then highlights the region above?  Sounds a bit strange or disjointed as you described above.  From what I'm getting in your description it has a pronounced bass, lush but somewhat recessed mid within the context of the bass and highs?  I know you said it doesn't sound recessed but with the...
  Just teasing....I figure if we chat enough you'll invite me over for a test drive.  High hopes?
  I figured as much, but I think that could be said for most any manufacturer. They have a specific sound sig they like to stick to but as you move up the line there are different variations of that sig to a greater/lesser extent.  Earsonics tends not to stray too far from the mark however.  I had the SM3, which was fabulous, dark, rich, rolled off, lush.  The EM6 must be gobs more of the same signature, if you wouldn't care to elaborate (I'm assuming from your post...
  I'm still not sure inexpensive is a term that I'd place in the same sentence as exotic cars.  Sure, in context of full retail price, definitely cheaper, but juxtaposed with a brand new Honda Accord (ie a plebeian mode of transportation lol)....mmmmm not so inexpensive    Regardless, congrats on the purchase, I'm sure it is a good bit of fun around town.  
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