I'm listening to Liam Galagher's newest release "Why Me, Why Not?" on Qobuz tonight with my Empyrean right out of my Chord DAVE (and their upgraded silver plated PCHUD cable) and these headphones just rock! They just disappear into the background due to their transparency and comfort. The DAVE is such a revealing source and these headphones can keep up with it! Going back and forth with my Hugo2, you can really hear the differences thanks to the Empy's drivers.