Many thanks for your helpful comments re. EF6+DS (I have BUDA also but not so hot on it, though usefully compact for travel and balanced). You did cross my thoughts re. DS power and effects on low imp phones... I am looking for the best closed for jazz/classical ie Fostex TH900 or Beyer T1 (not too keen on latest closed LCD in general)... with DS, as my wife can't sleep, a common side effect! Good to see a pic of your gear... Have you tried LCD3 on DS and if so is that better?