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 :)