Here's the cleaned up version: The Breakdown: Test Songs (all FLAC, ALAC, or AIFF either 16/44 or 24/96): "Undiscovered" - James Blake - Undiscovered "Gold" - Chet Faker - Built on Glass "Blue Monk" - Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy "Asking Around for You" - Joe Bonamassa - Live from Nowhere in Particular "Best for Last" - Adele - 19 "Touch the Sky" - Hillsong United - Empires "Find Your Way" - Dynamo - Find Your Way Source: MacBook Pro > JRMC20 > Stockholm/WA7tp >Beyer DT1770 Pro or GH1 Sound: Smooth, rich, and delicious. Bass: Basically, I felt the same about the Stock as I did the first time I listened to my Bladelius DAC, "I went through a period when three or four of the DAC's I had were based on Sabre chips. I gave those as much attention and tweaking as I could, but I honestly can't get on board with that sound. Even the Geek Pulse (which has the 'warmest' Sabre implementation I've heard) still had an uncomfortable digital glare going on." The Stockholm is definitely a little warm in presentation, and as such, it's low end is killer! The midbass has a little more punch than what I'd call 'normal,' and the lower midrange is very full. Compared to the Bladelius, the Stockholm offers a little more texture in the kick drum department. I did some comparing between it and the internal DAC on my Woo WA7tp and honestly I couldn't hear a lot of difference in this department (which I think, is a nod to the quality of the Woo DAC!). I did find the bass a little loose on heavier tracks, especially those with electronic instruments. Certainly not muddy or anything, but not quite fast enough to really hear every last bit of information. Midrange: Yummy! I'm sure it comes as no surprise, but the MHDT has got the midrange down! I'm a Grado fanboy, and as such, the presentation of the mids is very important to me. I wasn't disappointed! Once again, the mids from the Stockholm are very similar in sound to the Woo's internal DAC, but just a hair more forward. Male vocals sit slightly more front of electric guitars and organ, and things like saxophone and synthesizers have a great bite! If you dig on cans that are a little bright, the tube-tastic-ness of the MHDT will probably synergize really well with your gear! Treble: Smooooooth! I do think the upper extremes are a little rolled off, but not in a way that makes me want for anything. Once again, if you have brightish cans (HD800, T1, etc.), this DAC might be just a ticket to tame the top! The most notable range that was affected by tube-rolling to these ears was the treble. Just FYI! It also bears mentioning that the treble range, especially where the metallic sounds like cymbals, harmonics, and other 'ringy' instruments reside, was very clean. Sometimes the Woo (and other DACs I've owned) can get a little splashy in that range, so it was nice to rest assured that those areas wouldn't be cause for worry! Soundstage/Separation/Etc: I'd say slightly above average for this price range. I wasn't particularly blown away by soundstage depth or width, but I didn't feel like anything was congested either. In a word, I'd say things sounded 'natural.' Qualms: Nope. Build Quality: Very good. No beef whatsoever. This is a nice looking piece of kit that seems to be built quite well! Hopefully this gives you guys the gist of my impressions. The DAC is now en route to Cali for it's next stop! PS. Sorry my impressions took so long!