Nah mate, that's highly system dependent.Esoteric has a very synthetic artificial sound. It is a good transport. Unnatural sound
Each one system is completely different. You should know that by now...
Such statements made come across as the ultimate authority in highend and on thus forum.
Definitely nothing synthetic with CJ amplification matched with CLX's, hell no!
Take it easy, and enjoy those fine tunes!
Be well, Raj