It would be better if you could tell us about your source, like PC or laptop. Then describe the audio hardware. The KRK headphones you described have a sensitivity of 95 db which seems low. Maybe you just need more power.
Originally Posted by Puranti
There is no difference, in terms of sound quality, between a 16/44.1 file and 24/96 just a way to make people pay more thinking they're getting something better.
Originally Posted by grokit
I just downloaded a copy of the new Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts from HDtracks:
"Mastered at New York’s legendary Sterling Sound by Norah Jones’ longtime mastering engineer Greg...
If you want "everything" to work bit-perfect with Linux ALSA you can re-define the default device in ".asoundrc" (note this is a hidden ALSA control file in your home directory).
For Via Envy24 and other cards that require...