No Chris there’s deffo nowt wrong with the room! ……….In fact I’m deeply jealous of that room
Cheers for a super session on Thursday Steve - a bake off with a purpose – great fun!
My thoughts then:
I too was initially impressed with the horns, they sounded fast, open and detailed from the off. Imaging good too - a nice sweet spot in the middle, which I like. After listening to several tracks though, I began to feel that they were suited to some types of music far more than others. The source, as you mentioned Steve, also made a big difference. They were much more comfortable with unplugged/acoustic type music. The big issue for me was the upper/mid bass which sounded quite forced; I also thought the treble was slightly grainy (particularly with the Nagra) The best feature of the horns was the midrange but this was sometimes very slightly coloured on female vocals.
The OBs sounded more or less like I expected they would ( I’ve listened to Adam’s quite a lot) – less dynamic than the horns but more natural sounding too, particularly in the bass where they were both extended and detailed. The greencones have a lovely smooth quality to the treble which was much more suited to the highly detailed top of the Nagra. After listening to the horns though, the OB’s midrange sounded a bit sucked out with vocals quite far back in the mix.
To sum up, as others have mentioned, a mixed bag; the horns sounded better with your streamer playing acoustic and the Obs sounded better with the Nagra (and Steve’s MF) playing rock.
Not sure if the bake has helped you choose really Steve!!