The Play sounds warm, with smooth treble and cultivated bass. The soundstage is very wide and gives you an impression of sitting in the 10th row of a big concert venue. Already in the basic version, the Play is incredible bang for the buck which makes you wonder how much potential is out there once you start upgrading the opamps. I have started the journey with the full set of V6 Classics. The Burson Play will clean up my desktop and move some of the docs and amps I have there to lower drawers and take the place as my No.1 daily companion.

Increased soundstage depth, more natural sounding orchestral instruments, added warmth compared to stock op-amps. Valuable upgrade for my Burson Play.