Originally Posted by Marleybob217
True, however, that output impedance is still very low. Following the rule of eight any headphones with >24 ohm impedance will not have any issues. So anyone on this thread should be safe.
And I'm curious about the hiss also, I'll let you know if there is any! If I end up disliking it, and I can't get a refund, I'll just sell them. Since I got a €50 discount I shouldn't lose too much money.
Well, I do wish that you will end up in the lucky half. SE5way users should be okay, as Gavin also reported, the combo is quite remarkable apparently.
I heard that Cosmic Ears also don't make very sensitive ciems, so most probably you will be just fine too. Phil apparently makes them slightly more power hungry than, let's say average ciem.
Originally Posted by Mimouille
Do you have that much high res? Because honestly I find not that much is available.
Most of my flacs are 16 bit, true, but some of my most valuable collection (The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Daft Punk etc) is 24/96 and very very few of them are 24/192. So is it the end of the world if my player doesn't play them? Actually no, but when I get a device, I want to be able to play any of my files without a problem honestly. I will have one player to play everything, not for one on to go and one for office/home type user.
I don't want to best player in the world or dsd playback (I don't have any), I want something plays all of my files without a problem and drive my SE5way good enough (not HM901 balanced level but you got my point I guess).
I almost ordered Studio 3rd Anv actually but then I thought, it is better to wait and see what will happen, because many new products are coming and some of them really provides wonderful price/performance ratio. I am not in a hurry, I got one of the best ciems right now, I don't want to make a quick decision afterwards, since I don't have luxury to try every player and sell if I don't like them.