Did some testing last night with headphones and even there the difference is striking.
I recently have been toying with crossfeed for headphone use; I highly recommend the Goodhertz CanOpener plugin in combination with Audirvana. Goodhertz is not traditional crossfeed, it uses advances spectral mapping and frequency dependent crossfeed amounts.
Long story short with the same settings, previous on Friday night everything was sounding really good but it was bright and electric guitar was very forward in everything I listened too. So much that I would turn up the headphones and then get the sense like I was getting hearing fatigue and I’d turn down. Well last night with same settings, same songs I’m very familiar with, the guitars were not edgy or forward anymore! A good way to describe it is prior to Bamboo, it sounded like the guitar amps had their treble knob jacked to maybe 8/9 and so they are jumping out… with Bamboo it’s more balanced and full sounding with more low/mid and midrange body
Probably a big difference since I went from no isolation to both SP3 and Strata on bamboo. I would describe the sound previously as possibly what some describe as the “Sabre” sound, very precise but trying real hard to impress. Now, it sounds more natural and dynamic.