Yes and no. Yes when you get the right tubes. Tubes are the magic and the detriment with the Lyr. Of the 8 sets of tubes that I had, only one set, Amperex Orange Globes (do some research, there are all kinds of OG's). The remainder ranged from OK to unlistenable. The HD700/HD800 were the lease forgiving with tubes. It's a real gamble with the Lyr and tubes but when you hit it right, WOW!