I've heard the Blades on two occasions. I don't recall what they were powered by, but I do recall that I knew within 30 seconds that I wasn't interested - both times
. I've heard the LS50s three times, and I still cannot understand why people are so excited by them.
My ears....It's all so subjective. I really love my Apollos.
My D Sachs Kootenay 120 has not yet arrived. I expect to receive it just a couple days before I fly to Taiwan, so I won't know how it sounds with my Apollos.