Thanks u all for the explanations...ur the best!
did u really say the difference not a dramatic change? Ur kidding right? My headphone is turned into a complete different animal now..like a pleather on steroids..or should i say velours on steroids.. I went from a hitting bass level of 3 for velours to a bass hitting as strong as level 8..with all the good points of the velours (although not as elevated) the experience is probably also intensified because of the grill mod i have.. And my headphone cable....and the amp ofcourse which has, if i am not mistaken, 7*140watts...but working in 2channel now..
this weekend i will be visting my old evil 337..oops.. I mean my friend (who bought him) to have BBQ in their garden with my family..i for sure will take my supercharged he500 with me... To check what my he500 is really capable off...
I only hope he doesnt decide he wants my headphone also then...well..if he pays triple..who knows
Update on my listening experience with my old partner in crime...the evil 337..with my completely jerg modded he500...as promised!.
While the kids and mums went to livingroom watching the voice/x-factor or something after the bbq we went to his listening room.....yes he has one!!! With special stuff on the walls/floor and ceiling to let his 2channel main system sound on its best..that room is BIGGER then my master bedroom! How unfair life can be..oops..am rambling again
Music now!! Well even after around 4 hours on the evil one this time NO HEADACHES..
and i now know why...
On my onkyo somehow the midrange is colder..the transition is far more agressive on the onkyo coming from low to midrange and then treble
...now i again experienced why i fell in love with my amp...the sound is warm..but ful of detail..soundstage is huge!..bass is rounded but punchy! It really hits u hard now with the new pads!...but doesnt go as low as on onkyo its also.less peaky then my onkyo..treble has less irritation factor...and the midrange on the onkyo sounds so unnatural then on the evil one..
.i was in bliss listening to my old amp again..and my friend also..
But again surprisingly he said he prefered the more detaily bit more open sound of the velours above the jerg pads..oh well...everyone has its own preferences... I definetely stay with the jerg ones.....i just didnt want to stop listening...
But time came that we had to leave.. My friend said he was also interested in hearing my new amp...so when i have it and burned it in for amonth or two we then will do a comparision between those two..
.pricewise the new one has to clean out and annihilate my evil 337... But hearing lots of amps until now i wonder now if that will be the case..yes..it will be better..BUT...worth 6times more in soundquality??? I wonder!
But one thing is clear ladies and gentlemen..these jergpads made by modulor are a one in a million product that u just must buy for ur hifiman... For me its a nobrainer!!!
Ps..i know that it sounds as if my onkyo amp is a bad one..it isnt..i bought it after several listening sessions and lots of reviews back then..for its pricerange it was said to be in the top 4..all positive..but it is a multimedia amp..designed to drive multi channel speakers for blue ray...for that it sounds perfect with my tannoy speaker set... I guess its therefor less suited for headphones...
So pls..dont think i hate speaker amps..on contrary..just signed the contract for a new to built house finisned bythe end of 2014.and i will get my listening/hobby/pc/ work room also..wifey agreed on that.YEAH!!! .so by then i need to get myself a good 2 channel system..oh boy..my wallet is hating me totally now.. Lolz
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/12/13 at 5:14pm