Good evening all
I am listening to my Senn Hd-650 with Schiit Bifrost uber and Valhalla and i keep getting what i would call a reverb effect in all my loss less files from my computer, (I got the same effect with the modi dac) This is the only gear / source I have currently I'm not sure if this is a product of the music files, or a trait of the phones, or perhaps coming from the gear (which i doubt)
I am inclined to believe its part of the recording. Figured it could not hurt to ask if anyone else has experienced this
I'm going to have a wild guess here, and say it could be the tubes causing that reverb effect you speak of. However, the HD650's has been told to scale with amps quite well.
I have an HD650 + ODAC + O2 (soon to have a output booster upgrade). Some claim that the ODAC sounds remarkably similar to the Bifrost, and as far as I can hear there is no reverb effects on any of my FLAC's . If we assume that's the case (O2 being similar to Bifrost) then the chances of it being the DAC or the Headphones causing the reverb is eliminated, leaving only the Valhalla which is a tube amp. This means a grand opportunity to tube roll!
Though this is only guesswork deduction and may as well be a hidden factor we did not cover. Maybe the music you play?