I was flicking through my shelves and found Soul Survivor on SACD. Silly me, I had completely forgotten I had it!
It's superb, with a particularly well recorded and wonderful sounding Hammond organ on Too Proud. This is a great compilation and stunningly well recorded and mastered. I'm getting to like his voice, too.
It's good that you are taking your own path, John. If it makes you happy and you play more music on it, then no-one can tell you you're doing it wrong.
Systems are all about personal preference and even our attempts to link them to live sound depend on which concerts we like and in which venues. If I listen to the LPO at the Festival Hall and compare with the LSO at the Barbican, they sound different. Which is the true sound?
I honestly have no idea what you'll make of my system now in its new room, but it does do some of the things you like so we'll see.
I'd agree with that summary, Tim. They're not earth-shattering but are very good headphones for the low price. I'm not a great headphone user but appreciate them sometimes when listening in a noisy environment.