Salvatore, those Mullard shield tubes are great and keepers but when it comes to high hopes - there is always something better out there ;D For me, it`s the closest tube to my amperex and thats why I like it BUT, like I`ve told already, they also have little minus side - whole highs range feel littlebit "flat" and lack of sparkly sound & transparency, but only a little. And this might be only my tube, you never know when comparing NOS tubes.
Haha true. There is always better tubes and when you have the best tubes there is always better amps and so on. Right now I'd like to get myself familiar with different brand sounds such as Mullard, Amperex, Telefunken, Siemens, Valvo and Lorenz. I'm willing to put few hundreds more to experience with tubes, but in the end I'll keep the ones I like the most (the cigar box I ordered should take around 10 tubes) and sell the rest. And all this comparing and impressions are subjective to the listener. Your personal likings, music styles and headphones all have effect to the final outcome.
E: Who knows maybe someday we have enough tubes to set up a nordic tube rolling conference where we could test tubes and headphones ;)
Edited by Salvatore - 2/25/13 at 2:45am