I was on the fence to get the New III for a while, then I decided to bite the bullet and now wait any longer. I have only clocked about an hour on the device but I was struck by how real the sounds are now. There is something 3 dimensional about the sound and the growl of the high gain amps is stellar. Its really hard to put a measurement on this but its more of feeling and what i am hearing through my monitors - Friedman AMS -12's. All I know is the ear candy is seriously addictive. Hope this helps anyone who had a Axe FX II and thought how much better could it get. Yes it's whole bunch better and I've barely scratched the surface.