So last night for the first time I listened to my 325is's directly out of my MBP to Cd's that I had imported to my iTunes library. If anyone recalls, I usually listen through an Adcom GFP-710 pre-amp and a Meridian DAC and a Sony Cd player, and I found my 80i's to have tighter bass and much more micro detail and a more realistic sound to them coming from my Adcom and my Meridian and Sony than my 325's do. Strangely enough while listening to the 325's out of the MBP I heard much tighter bass and more micro details and they were much clearer and the instruments also had more air around them, just like my 80's sound like out of the Adcom and Meridian, but the 325's are obviously smoother. Can anyone comment on why this may be? Also I've noticed that most headphone amps have about 1 watt into 32 ohm's, and I don't know what the output from the headphone jack is from the Adcom, but I do know it is a dedicated amplifier section for the headphone on the Adcom. I have the manual and it doesn't give that info, and I can't find it anywhere on the web. Can this just be a bad combo for the 325is even though both headphones are 32ohm, but yet the 80's sound better out of this combo, where as the 325's sound better straight out of the MBP.
So being that I liked what I was hearing from the 325's and the MBP, I am going to pull the trigger on purchasing the Schiit Magni/Modi or the Asguard2/Modi combo for the 325's tonight, but before I do this I would appreciate if anyone has some comments on my questions to as why this is. Thank you.
Edited by joseph69 - 6/18/13 at 5:28pm