You know..I have an Onkyo receiver and I don't think I've tried this. My favorite amps for it are the Total Airhead and Headroom Micro Amp.
I think my DJ100/Frankenstein monster now will be even better for movies now that it's open. My DJ100 is in the HD-497 shell to make it fully open and I actually now prefer it for games than my HD-598!
The soundstage of the DJ100 is massive when fully open..who would have known! It's sound clarity has also went through the roof and I don't know why being open would change this. That driver is really something else.
I actually just bought some piece of junk $25 open 40mm headphone with the hope the DJ100 driver would fit in there. It's made by "Jwin"
I modded the HD-497 to fit MDR-V6 pads (it was very easy and cost pennies), but there's not enough room when they're attached to the HD-497. It'd be nice to get even better pads.
The RX300 pads are OK, but NOT on the HD-497!
It's weird having such a tiny HD-497 and the soundstage is so huge. About time my HD-497 sounded decent. I just had to remove it's drivers
I think the HD-497 gets my vote as the ugliest headphone ever made.