Hello in this thread!
I´ve been spending days reading it. 138 pages is a lot Good stuff inhere...
Here is a picture of my cs300 from 2006 and my cs300xs from 2014. I took them today. I wanted to upgrade to a cs300xs but I can't get used to the more "contrasted colors" of the front. The green color is much more green, and the gold is more shiny gold on the cs300xs compared to the old cs300.
I couldn't find anything in this thread about the colour differences, so just want to pt it inhere
Personally I prefer the CS300. I think it much more aesthetic and old school looking compared to the "bling bling" cs300xs.
Here is the back panel... the cs300 is also my personally favorite here
Here the top panel:
Sorry about the links, my account don't have permission to use the "image button"
I think both amps look very nice I have the blingy one. Raaf I like the Leben with speakers too. I use it to drive my zu super soulflys. I tried the Leben with my newly acquired AKG 712 I have to say they are a match made in heaven. Lots of great synergy more so I perceive than with my TH900 which really shine on my Bakoon (Jap version) h/p amp.