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  That's exactly what I would suspect, since the Ember II is a very powerful tube amp. Many tube amps wont be powerful enough to get the bass going with any kind of authority (even relative to these cans). 
Interesting :)    I'd suppose there is a more 'masculine' and a more 'feminine' way to play some music on some instruments, when heard by a common listener. But this is not necessarily going to be applied to biological male or female musicians... I suspect. Some men might have a more feminine approach and vice versa. But professionals know that any musician can put on the affect of masculine or feminine, and often a very good musician can do both, just like a good actor...
There are too many to choose from, but mainly you need one with the ability to feed at least 400mW into 120 Ohms. So a very powerful one. I find the Schiit Magni to be fine as a basic amp that does the job. Then you can go up from there, the C2 by Audio gd is supposed to be good, as are the Vioelectric and Lake People amps. Because they are not very sensitive to Ohm output, you can also use vintage equipment that doesn't work very well for more sensitive cans, like...
thankfully! I have the HD650 and can't stand how claustrophobic they make me feel on a lot of music, even with a good source and amp (which granted does help somewhat). They are good for folk, blues, some rock, and some solo or chamber music... Basically anything with five instruments or less. Also, they are not that detailed really. My Beyer DT150s blow them away in the clarity of the detail. When I go back to the HD650 I feel like someone put a fuzzy cloth around...
Yeah, I'm interested as well. Seems like they get very mixed reviews due to uneven treble response. The K501 does have a bit of upper treble roll off that can make some genres seem off. It also has a roll off in the sub-bass category, so in all it would be perfect if it was just a bit more extended on top and bottom, with a slightly sharper picture coming through. Compared to my Beyer DT150s the K501 is not as clear, but it is more musical in the mids and upper mids, with...
Listening to a great album in 24/192... The last Scottish Ensemble's Debussy-Takemitsu with unique arrangements is outstanding. I haven't listened to many Debussy quartet, and only very recently got into Takemitsu, but this is really fantastic to my ears. The dynamics and tonal purity across the spectrum make this album one to be heard even if you hate this particular music (which I would find hard to believe). I think many contemporary fusion-lovers will like this album...
Sorry to jump in here guys, but I just saw that the HD800 is consistently hovering at or just above $1K on Amazon, so then does the price difference between the original and the S version seem justified?   Anyone who has owned both and want to try to convince me? I know it's a totally subjective question. For some, $100 for a pair of headphones is very expensive, and for others, the best of the best could cost several thousands without batting an eye.
Looks good. I'm finally listening to the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas by Alfred Brendel on Decca. Sweet. 
 This is really great. If the typical review of a new flagship set of cans could be compared to 'ear porn', this is somewhere between pornography and a gynecology class in med school.
I'm curious about this myself. Tempted to try the Cambridge CXC, since it's getting great reviews, and isn't terribly pricey. Some people swear there are huge differences between transports, and others will swear with equal force saying that all transports are equal unless one is broken. Most computer geeks and people around here say USB is better, and I tend to agree, but I haven't tried a really good SPDIF transport, so cannot say for sure. I also have some programs on...
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