^Ah, didn't know that. I assumed tube amps tended to run on the warm side compared to SS amps.
Okay, so I played some CoD4 and MW2 with the K02 Annie today, both with and without attaching an external amp to the Mixamp.
Good news: The K702 sounds quite lovely off the Mixamp alone. Didn't have much time comparing with and without my external amp, but they sounded nice and full either way.
Soundstage is nice and big as I expected. Clarity was top notch, so I'm expecting them to be on par with the Q701's competitive score, and a higher fun score.
My Mixamp was basically at around 60%, which is right where it starts to show some hiss. I usually have the Mixamp at around 70% for my other cans, so it was surprising to see how easy it is for the Annie to get loud.
Due to it's fullness, I expect lack of driving force won't be as obvious as thinner sounding headphones like the old K701 and DT990, so these are probably gonna be quite enjoyable even off portable amps.
Glad you did both amp and amp-less, lol. More like great news! I expected the same. Glad to hear that about the clarity. Just awesome. Yeah, I'm glad to know it doesn't take as much force for the volume too. Man, they just keep on surprising me. What an excellent pair of cans.