Been loving this E10, but it sounded really bad at first. I won't go there...
Can someone please tell me why the headphone out to my amp sounds way better than the line out?
With the headphone out I get a much larger soundstage and a more neutral sound. Still very good treble, but not overkill.
With the line out to my amp it feels like the mids are way too forward and fatiguing and the soundstage is much smaller.
Is there any technical reason why the headphone out sounds better with my amp?
I'm glad to report that the E10 sounds more neutral than my HRT MSII. With the headphone out jack to my Micro Amp, the soundstage actually sounds larger than the HRT MSII.
What's nice about my Micro Amp is that when I hook the DAC up I can kind of hear it's signture and not so much the amp. Mostly just minimal improvements with no extra coloration.
So far the E10 is a lot more neutral sounding than I expected. I prefer it's amp part to the E11.
It'll be some serious competition for my favorite Total Airhead (I only like with the harder to drive stuff).
BTW this also seems to have more treble than my HRT. It's not harsh and fatiguing though.
Hopefully the E17 has a similar signature, but even better. I love the mids on the E10.