I'm looking at Amperex 1960s Bugle Boys vs. Orange Globes. My thought is to get something classic and little warmer to pair with Grado SR-225 and maybe AKG Q701. I read here that the Bugle Boys are likely warmer.
Any thoughts on one vs. the other?
It depends on which OG's you are looking at - however all the OG's are also warm ... If you can get the "Halo Getter" OG's (from late 1960's) they are great and split the difference between the OG "A-Frames" (1970 onwards) and the Bugle Boys ... if you can get Bugle Boys with the large Halo "O Getter" from 1960 , do so - they are fantastic. If you like treble and soundstaging (I'm assuming you do due to the AKG headphones), then go for the earliest Bugle Boys you can get (Large "O getters from 1960 would be the best). If it is just warmth you are after, even the 1970's A Frame OG's have that (with a little less detail). If you can give more details about your preferences, I have all of those tubes and am only too willing to help you choose.
PS. When I say "choose", I don't mean to sell you some of mine, I mean to help you choose which might best fit your needs.
Edited by NinjaHamster - 11/17/13 at 10:39am