Contrary opinions are also correct. I've always loved the sound of the Blue Bizarre, which is indeed very clean. To me, the new one sounds warmer and fuller, but what I most like is the amount of detail I can now pick out. I do think the original BB has more punch and edge to it, and I will definitely keep listening to it as well. As far as I'm concerned, both the new one and the old BB are must-have's. Saw a cartoon the other day- Bank Teller aiming a gun at a customer - "Give me your money!" .