I'm in the middle of deciding between a rather expensive headphone or speaker setup, and then read about the capabilities of the Smyth Realiser.
This is in regards to listening to regular old 2CH music *only*.
My question is, while it can clone a home theater setup well, can it clone a very high end 2CH audiophile setup w/ tube amps? And by clone I mean in all respects, especially standard terms we use to describe headphones, such as warmth, musicality, emotional involvement, lushness, etc. Most of the reviews I've seen have *only* addressed soundstage, which I'm not too concerned with. I'm aware it can't reproduce bass and that's no problem for me. I'm a bit skeptical it can do this, since I'd say someone would have come up with the idea to render having to buy expensive speaker setups obsolete a while ago, but I guess there's always a chance.
I did do a search through the big SVS thread, and this question was asked several times, but I never saw a satisfactory answer. I'd ask in there as well, but they seem to be deeply involved in their own discussions.