The `Z and a Q701 will definitely give you a nice reference level experience. Not the bassiest headphone around, fairly neutral there, a bit shy for some. But the sound stage and overall presentation is fantastic. Great...
You probably got an open box or refurb model. And payed near "new" price for it.
You don't need to burn in anything. Waste of time. Does nothing. Look for measurable proof. Doesn't exist. End of story there. Rest...
A Codec/DAC chipset, etc, is all fine and dandy. It can be fine. That's not the issue. Ever. The issue is implementation and how the signal is handled after the chipset converts the 0's and 1's to an analog sine...
Originally Posted by Garryfish
Thanks. I guess i'll get the Xonar DX and the HD 598!
Hope you don't like sub-bass rumble and boomy explosions or low hard hitting drops. Cause it won't provide them...
What are you going to be plugging this into?
I would probably start looking into:
Beyer DT990 PRO 250ohm
Philips Fidelio X1
The HE-400 is on sale for $300 new at Head-Direct this...
Ultrasone PRO 750
AudioTechnica A900X (and with the extra money, get some Alpha Pads from Mr Speakers to swap)
Beyer DT770 PRO (80 or 250ohm, doesn't matter)
AKG K167 or K267
Options from Amazon:
I would pounce on that UE6000 now. Outstanding price new. Half what it used to be. Otherwise, the A900X if you can. Otherwise, the HM5/XPT100 (same...
The PRO2500 is an excellent headphone. Balanced, with a little more meat in the bass area. Not too bright, contrary to most Ultrasones (due to being open air, it helps diffuse that treble a touch). Replaceable pads,...