Two weeks ago, I purchased a new Icon HDP. I am very pleased with the sound playing powered speakers fed by its analog RCA outputs. However, when I plug in my headphones, I have to raise the volume knob to the max to even get them to play at comfortable listening levels which is not really loud enough. At the moment, I am using a previously owned Sennheiser HD 448 which does play twice as loud when plugged into another device (reveiver, CD player, etc.), but fully intend on getting a set of higher quality phones. Before I take the plunge, however, I want to make sure there is nothing wroing with the headphone output on the HDP. Has anyone had a headphone gain issue with their HDP?
Also, any good sounding headphone recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Something in the range of $250-$500. I listen to mostly jazz (90% of the time) and bit of everything else otherwise.