Im using the Burson HA160D and Sennheiser HD 650 headphones
sources are - transport DVD Oppo - coax
macbook pro - usb
listening to "so what" Miles Davis Kind of Blue CD, the most dynamic peaks of the trumpet solo seem to break up / grain when compared to how they sound through my Aerial 10T speakers/Bryston 4B SST. Thru the Aerials, they sound smooth and dynamic with no break up/ grain / strain. One can also hear a bit more of the analog background noise via the loudspeakers.
However, the HD650's reveal more of the lower level detail. One can hear a bit more distinctly the shifting of the musicians, especially just before the first appearance of the drum kit.
Perhaps the headphone amp section of the Burson needs a bit more break-in? I have not used it until now and barely one hour of use of the hi-output jack.
Welcome any thoughts/ opinions...
I am also considering some UPOCC / PCOCC upgrade cables on ebay...
I auditioned the HD600 on the Burson at a shop here in Taipei and I thought the Burson made the HD600 sound really quite fuzzy and muddy. I was not impressed. At the time - I thought it was the source component feeding the amp a lousy signal - but now that you mention the Burson - I wonder if it was the pairing of the Burson / HD 600 that wasn't a good marriage
I like the schit vahalla as a budget amp for hd600.