When I listened on an ak240 without my own files or adjusting the bass controls on either, I slightly preferred the Angie but that really needs to be taken with a grain because of conditions. Others have clearly preferred the Layla and I could see that happening with another player or bass settings. What impressed me is that both had a rightness that transcends tonal balance and distortion about them. Highly informative, dynamic contrast, low floor, even balanced ease that's pretty rare. I also didn't have my jh13s with me that day to compare but with stock cables, I suspect I'd opt for the new models.
As for price, value is personal but the Angie, though not cheap, seems a bit of a steal to me.
Let us know what you discover when you try the lot.
Thanks for all the info goodvibes. My ears are definitely exicited.
One more thing before I go. Have you heard the Roxannes? I listened to them at Jerry Harvey's office in Apopka, FL. I had my trusty AK 120II loaded up with demo files.
Long story short, I thought the Roxannes had great bass, but the high end was harsh and not what I was expecting at all. The EQ on the 120 was off, but still the upper end was too much for me. I've had the same experience with the Shure 846's. If the Layla or the Angie sounds anything like the Roxanne, I'll have to look elsewhere.
Over and out.
Edited by moses1258 - 3/22/15 at 9:03am