Got a question for you guys. I recently went through every page on this thread and the old Lyr rolling thread. I decided to acquire some Bugle Boys and Orange Globes for my first Lyr tube rolling experience.
I just recently finished giving both sets a burn in of about 48 hours thus far.
I have the Lyr paired with a modi and LCD-2s. On first listen to the Bugle Boys after burn-in I noticed what most describe as attributes for the Bugle Boys; however, I found they really lacked the punch I experienced with the stock tubes. The mids sounded flat but quite warm, and the low end got flabby and lazy compared to stock. I found very similar true for the Orange Globes. I got about 4 hours of listening in thus far on both Bugles and OGs.
Do they need more burn-in time? I got them from a highly recommended ebay seller. I get the warmth of the tubes that people love about them, but the overall sound is just boring aside from the natural warmth. Were these not the right tubes for me? I'd love some input on my findings, advice, or other tube recommendations that I can research further. I really want something that will bring me the real tubey sound while still being emphatic, like the stocks.
While I've never heard the Audeze, people often describe them as dark when compared to other cans, esp. other planars like the HiFiMAN series. Maybe you need a higher end tube like an E88CC, E188CC or CCa. Maybe a Siemens or Telefunken. Those aren't cheap, though. The ECC88s are a bit more affordable. You could also try some Russian tubes, like '70s era Voskhod Rockets, which can be found pretty cheap on eBay (I got two pairs for $48 shipped; both are good, but it can be a crapshoot on eBay). They're quite... energetic, for lack of a better word, compared to European tubes I have, but are pretty good with my HE-500s. I'd avoid the Reflectors (AKA, Reflektors), at least from the '80s. Mine are not very "tubey".
I'm just trying to think of tubes that might suit the LCDs. Maybe the Amperexes aren't a good fit. Obviously an LCD owner could guide you better.