5. Mullards - I also listen to Mullards a good bit and they tend to be on the warmer side, but are very euphonic and lush with the right phones. The DT880's (600 ohm) came alive with these; here are my notes - " An interesting and unique soundscape, different from all other phones; not as much bass as I expected with the Mullards, but the mids are incredible; enough reason to keep these headphones even if they sounded lousy with everything else."
That is absolutely true! I think I might be a "mids-head"
I think also that Mullards distort sound in that nice tubey way, that gives adds that analogue feeling to Pan Am's DAC, which otherwise sound very "digital". I just love how Pan Am sounds with Mullards whether I listen to classical, trance or pop - it's a pure joy especially on very well resolving orthos