Spent the afternoon comparing the Bax Eq with the Clariphonic. Both were very interesting, the application similar, but the differences quite pronounced.
Both are program eq. Both employ very broad filters to create general, euphonic effects. The Clariphonic was more versatile in offering MANY different shapes of presence filters and HF boost and a very smooth sound. The Bax offers filters, a straightforward UI, detents, low frequency contour, seemingly better headroom and transient response possibly due to less phase shift (read not parallel eq). Neither is better.
My take is the Clariphonic is a great tool for mix buss and the Bax for the mastering studio.