It sounds better than it looks. I'm going to wait a bit for sound impressions. One thing I notice is the black black background it has with the iHA-6 and the HA-1A. I'm really digging the on-the-fly output stage too. You can switch between tubes and solid state output stages with the click of the button. Plus the music doesn't mute with the switch, only for a second while the tubes are switching. My iFi mutes during the entire switch. I think I'm putting my iFi iCAN Pro up for sale.