Install it, turned it on and I go, "What a waste of time and money this was." Lows were missing, highs were clear to the point of being shrill, mids nowhere to be found. If it needed breaking in, I doubted it would ever recover. Having the DIP 8 socket installed, I begin digging for some old standby opamps to checkout and discover I have two 49860NA in the mix. Go check the occupied DIP socket and confirm it is a 4562NA sitting in it and grab the eBay $5 special yellow handled opamp tweezer/removers and install the 49860NA and turn the system back on.
The difference is between night and day. Clarity with clean highs and lows and mids mixed right in between, nothing really stands out unless there is a flute playing or bass drum hit. Vocals are clear and true. If I am missing warmth or am hearing sibilance, hard to tell, may be the recording(s) but the great detail adds to the separation (staging).
Not even sure if this is a sarcastic or a "true hifist" message...
You do realise that LM4562 is pretty much same as LM49860NA, but with higher maximum voltage range and manufacture year?
If you actually managed to find differences, either of those opamps is probably fake and thats why it might sound a little different.