I just think my MJ2 is phenomenal hybrid tube amp. The MJ2 is my second fav hybrid tube amp ( the first is my Cavalli Liquid Glass and mostly use it for jamming out to great music. I use my Jotunheim for watching stuff on Netflix or other streaming services. I feel a person can not go wrong in getting a MJ2 with some good Russian NOS tubes. although the MJ2 does sound good with Gold Lions. The MJ2 easily drives all of my headphones and IEM's. .