Originally Posted by moonboy403
It's true that I did not level match. However, what I'm saying is that the sound signature changes when driven balanced and single ended, to the point that you can say that you're listening to two different headphones. The sound signature stays whether volume is low or high so level matching isn't relevant in this case.
And don't you think that impression might derive (speculating as there are so many options) from all the impressions you have read on the forums about how wonderful balanced is, due to the hype of listening to your first "balanced sennheiser setup", due to your mood and disposition to hear something different, placebo, etc??
Thanks for those links, Donald. Edit: (even if what you say is biased due to your products and shop) About Meier's link -apart from not showing- it is also not a very good example, as there are also economical interests behind. That doesn't mean that what they are saying is untrue, but in these cases it might mean that they are hiding something, that will most likely contradict in some way what they are saying. It is very often that way