Originally Posted by Amputate
I got the normal edition.
As posted previously in a different topic I found the bass quite lacky.
I've been sitting at home for weeks now with a broken wrist so I've spend more than enough time listening to this one to confirm that I don't like it's bass as much.
So I'm wondering if I should add a separate amp or just get a new pair of cans.
Atm i'm using PC -> USB -> HD650
The orginal essence has a very boomy bass coming from the NE5532 which sounds very bad.
I say roll in a few op-amps into the LFP and I/V (op-amps that are better suited for bass) before thinking of buying another headphone amp.
HD-650 lacks with the original essence (5532), i heard it and didn't like it.
I can't recommend a good bass op-amp as my preference lies more into mid/high treble and detailed sound stage. Bass i like being there but only as a impact rather than it taking full control of songs.
AD797 did good in the I/V for bass and clarity.
OPA627 was all right for the LFP but may sound a little electronic.
This way you have leftover cash for a more bass heavy headphone (HE-400 i recommend).