I think of the Encore like this: EDM doesn’t really have a soundstage, Encore gives it a soundstage. It’s like enabling surround sound with a gaming dac but instead it’s not a gimmick and it’s useful for everything. I like BA bass because I like to hear ALL of nuances of the specific bass notes at any one second. All decay and dynamics does is get in the way of hearing all the notes EDM consists of. They say that digital is perfect compared to analog and it’s imperfect but soulful playback and the Encore to me is that answer to digital in giving it the soul while having the perfect playback experience.