Ok guys, so I've compared yesterday my 160D with a fresh unburned Conductor.
So far my observations:
1. Conductor have better details retrieval, more air between instruments, I'm hearing new microdetails from tunes that I know for years
2. It have also a wider soundstage compared with 160D - which now sounds a little bit closed in.
3. The sound is tighter and bass seems a little bit faster and deeper.
4. Right now the top end is a little bit hot and focused, if it will be tamed with burn-in, then it will be a fantastic piece of gear.
5. with my LCD-2 the sound is more controlled and more...relaxed, like the amplifier has more air to breathe, it's more liquid and sound is effortless.
6. Burson recommends using their proprietary USB Async driver found on their website, after installing it use "ASIO Burson Async" from your media player (foobar2000 in my case)
7. USB connection is vastly superior to 160D, I hear less noise with Conductor.
8. Stepped volume pot is now a lot smoother to turn and doesn't "click" at each step.
9. The feet are now made completely from metal with a semi-sphere rubber for vibration absorbing, better looking feet and more professional.
More to come.... :)
I'm actually working on a full blown review for the Conductor, will do comparisons with 160D and with M2tech Young + Palmer also.
Edited by DarKu - 11/6/12 at 12:22am