I'm spending more time with my bedside rig than I have in awhile, which now consists of W4S DAC-2 -> ECBA or Lehmann BCL -> headphones (TH900's atm).
While I'd be hesitant to call it "unreal" like the Innerfidelity review, the ECBA has very nice imaging with a stage that dissipates at its end, which seems to be a consistent arc around my head, rather than just stopping at some point as with most amps.
I've actually noticed three little bits of information in songs today I hadn't heard before too!
I'm not sure how I'd describe the tonality yet other than "good." Vocals (the first things that typically stand out to me with new gear) are really... there? They have this convincing solidity to them but don't seem exaggerated at all. This seems congruent with the TH900's own ability to convince you that air they're exhaling actually exists somewhere.
Edited by driver 8 - 12/16/12 at 1:35pm