I recently got a C &C BH and it very different in sound signature to the Apex. It's much colder and more analytical with a higher perceived sense of detail. I also got a Stoner Acoustics UD100 and I think that DAC paired with the Apex as an amp is better than the Apex alone.
Thanks for the review dryvadeum. I like analytical as long as it's not harsh. I would be using it wit a 5.5 gen ipod and possibly pairing it with an odac or HRT Headstreamer Mobile.
I had the HRT Headstreamer Mobile and to be honest I don't feel the Apex is better. It can get louder than the HRT, but then I get hiss. I'm still open as to what direction I'll go in. Lots of great gear out there, just have to find it.