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Owned both cans.  As far as bang for buck goes - I'd definitely recommend the Audio-gd NFB-15 http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm   Oodles of power, very good DAC, and has inputs for USB, optical and coax.  You'll want the spdif optical/coax options if you're gaming, and still want to use your sound card's DSP.   Although I've slowly moved up the chain with headphones, my NFB-12 (earlier version of the current NFB-15) has stayed constant....
 Tip dependent, and also depends what you're comparing them to.  I don't find them cold at all.  Definition of warmth is bass and lower mid emphasis.  To me they are more warm than cold. Cold tends to indicate treble emphasis with little bass, and also little body (mid-range). Again - I simply don't see the S5 as being cold.
 Thanks Loq.  I already know I can't tell the difference though. What I'd like though is some sort of comment from Fiio .......
 I'm hoping James or Joe can let me know so I can pass it on.  It could be just my hearing (at 47 I'm on that slippery slope ), but logic says that if they haven't changed any of the codecs, or intentionally tweaked anything, then there is no real SQ change.  And I think they'd have mentioned that in the changelog if it was intentional. The only other thing I can think of doing is using my soundcard to record the output (under a few different firmware versions), and then...
 I've PM'd James and Joe to ask if they changed anything affecting SQ.  Hopefully should hear something back, and then we can put this one to rest one way or the other.  There's been no mention in the changelogs anyway, and I personally haven't heard any change. Curious why/how are you so sure of the change.How long between testing? Did you back and forth several times? Did you volume match (with an SPL meter and a test tone)? Did you use same track? I'm simply curious as...
How the headphones sound: 1 How the headphones feel/comfort: 2   Accessories: 3 How the headphones look: 4 How the headphones were priced/value: 5   How the headphones are packaged: 6 How the headphone packaging looks: 7   1 and 2 are really the things that matter most.  3 (accessories) not a deal breaker - but things like spare pads, spare cable, adaptors can be very helpful. 4 (looks) depends on whether they're being worn portably or not.  5 price and resale...
If you're looking for a lot of sub-bass - give the Tekfusion Twinwoofers a look.  They surprised me.  Not really my type of IEM SQ but might be exactly what you're looking for .....   http://www.head-fi.org/products/tekfusion-twinwoofers/reviews/11420 http://www.head-fi.org/products/tekfusion-twinwoofers/reviews/11474 
Thank you gentlemen - that makes more sense to me now 
Stumbled across this in another thread. Doesn't sound right to me .......  Why would dropping sound output from Windows (to amp) drop the bitrate?  Can anyone please help me understand this?  Thanks in advance.
Owned all 3 - sold DT880 and HD600 recently.   This might interest : http://www.head-fi.org/t/727739/comparison-review-beyerdynamic-s-siblings-the-classic-dt880-vs-the-flagship-t1   HD600 and DT880 (or T1) are IMO a wonderful match together - both reasonably neutral, but the HD600 more natural sounding with better timbre and overall tonality.  The DT880 (and T1) are more neutral, with more speed and detail.   The good thing about your Xonar is that if it's not quite...
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