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Alessandro MS-1 & nad setup : help me improve...

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hello everybody ! first, sorry for my english (i'm a french newbie here !! )

here's my setup and then my question for you :

 

nad C515bee and rega P1 for sources, nad c315bee as integrated amp, q acoustic speakers, and Alessandro MS-1 (with hd414 pads), cables : QED Qunex1 and silver audio anniversary.

 

question : i love the sound i get with the ms-1 (lots of details, sounds clear and dynamic, ability to separate instruments) using headphone out in the nad c315bee BUT when i turn the volume up, it's like there's a threshold: below the headphone doesn't sound right and above it's too high to be confortable four long-time-listening (this threshold is low on the volume button)

 

  • is it the headphone ? (fatiguability due to aggressiveness ? )  : in that case i can afford buying a new one : sr325, alessandro MS-2, HD600 or HD 650
  • is it the amp ? ( headphone of a small z driven too easily by the amp ?) : in that case do i need an headphone amp ? and which one (for max 400$) ?

 

Thank you for your answers, and for this forum in which i've learned so much :)

post #2 of 5
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nobody ? :)

post #3 of 5
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to sum up, i think the volume button is not linear so i can't have low-volume listening (we can say the first 1/15 of the volume is muted and then it start at 2/15) so the best thing would be an attenuator ... Do i need an amp ? or a pair of headphone less easy to drive ( K701 ? considering my taste) ?


Edited by moodyalex - 8/17/10 at 4:43pm
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last call for help...
post #5 of 5

My ms1i are easy to drive & do not need an amp, out of a Sony X1061.  Although they sound heavenly with an amp.

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