EAR 324 vs Einstein The Turntable Choice


I'm using the EAR 324 right now to much delight - definitely a class above the Pass Xono but I'm wondering if anyone has tried the Einstein as well in order to make a comparison. Comments are as usual greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
shsohis
I know someone who sold his EAR324 within a week after acquiring an Einstein, he thought the improvement was very significant and easily heard. Hopefully he will chime in.
I'm all for a neutral kind sound - I read from reviews that the Einstein has often been compared to tube-y. Wonder how tur that will be.
Einstein = tubey? that's the first I heard. I own Einstein gears and have compared it to many, I would not classify Einstein gears as tubey sounding.

2nd hand info, I was told Einstein was a lot more resolving, transparent, and smoother than EAR324.
I finally have the choice to audition the Einstein (unbalanced unit) against the EAR 324 on my system. No contest - The EAR wins hand-down. It makes the Einstein sound flat and CD-like. The conclusion - the kind which is TOO obvious - came in just 10 secs playing the same track on the EAR after the Einstein.

I would say the Einstein has a similar sound to the Ray Samuels F117 Nighthawk.

**I did not leave the Einstein on standby for 24 hours before auditioning. I'm not sure if doing it will help but I doubt it - The performance gap is just too big.