Ok ok...You haven’t written on the Dave thread either lazybones . Too busy listening no doubt. I just want to know is it noticeably “cooler” sounding than the HTT2? My only real fear regarding the Dave is that it will be too analytical to be as musical as the HTT2.
It does reveal a lot more detail. It's quite noticeable. I think some people might think that means that it's cooler or more analytical, meaning less musical, but I don't find that to be the case at all. There's also more texture to the instruments - the brush on a snare drum for example - and a sense of more space around them.
The TT2 revealed things in songs I know very well that I hadn't realised were there. The DAVE has done the same thing again. It's really quite impressive. I'm comparing them both using the M-Scaler. I have not tried my headphones with it yet.
If I couldn't afford the DAVE or they didn't make it then I'd be perfectly happy with the TT2. But they do, and I can, so I did, and I'm very happy with it.