Compared to my O2 amp:
My O2 was more analytical and cold.
It presented the raw details and left it up to your brain to decipher, interpret & "paint the picture" of the music.
The Continental on the other hand, puts it all together musically with more space and dimension and serves it to your brain as a musical picture to enjoy more easily.
The interesting aspect is that the amp never shone its true potential to me with the Galaxy Note2 output.
I had my phone hacked/rooted with everything changed to make use of its "wolfson" dac and also with Neutron player.
Out of my laptop with the "odac" & "Continental" combo, it turned into a beast and monster and my Esw11 scaled so high it reached full size can sound territory (!)
Much large impact and huge sound when matched with the odac out.
This was in addition to the sound change with the pad change to es10 pleathers...
So I am hearing one of my best sounds now.
The amp also improved my w3000anv sound but not as much as the portables.
Edited by Maxx134 - 11/20/13 at 9:30am