I was comparing the 336 and 332. No need to exaggerate my 58% point which you shouldn't take that literal.
Remember when the 332 wasn't out yet, you guys were raving about the 336. It's a really nice tube amp.
So now the 332 is here, it's stupid to still buy a 336? Typical tunnel vision of an audio freak. You're not alone. The 336 threads have quickly become very quiet. That says it all. People seem to ignore that the 332 is much more expensive. My point is there are also economical factors you know.
Most will agree an amp is not as important as cans or a dac.
When I compare the dac's headphone out to the Darkvoice, I mainly hear a difference (which I like), not so much better. There is a slight increase in detail quality but you have to look for it.
I suspect the difference can be contributed to the fact I'm comparing an opamp to a tube amp. Comparing tube amps will probably even be harder.
Hell, I did tube rolling. It was a major challenge to find any differences at all!
Maybe my ears aren't trained enough or not good enough. I would consider myself lucky knowing I got equipment which matches my ears' capability.
The last thing I will upgrade now is the amp. I'm sure the 332 will be better, no argument. But it can never be much better this, much better that. That's just illusional.
This is an audiophile forum, so it's only natural we'll rave about possible gain in sound quality. Isn't that the way it's always been? Spend big bucks for little improvement. If you're not interested, then you're lucky. Otherwise we'll continue our quest. Now if only that wallet wouldn't deflate so quickly...