I currently have a pair of K701 which I run straight from the HP-output on my Xonar Essence ST and for the most part it sounds amazing, but sometimes I feel that the sound is a bit too bright and also lacking a bit of bass impact. Of course this could also partly be because the headphones haven't been "broken in" yet.
What I would like is a little more warm/soft sound and a bit more bass impact, but without loosing any of the soundstage, detail or clarity.
Also I can't help feeling that there's more potential there and that the amp on the Xonar doesn't really do the K701 justice.
So I'm looking for an amp that will make the K701 shine :)
From what I've read here in the forums Heed CanAmp and Matrix M-stage seem to be really good options. Would like some input on those as well as other recommendations. I would also like tips on good places to buy them online(I live in sweden btw). I don't wan't to spend more than around 350-400$ though, preferably less :).
I was also thinking about a new DAC, but what I understand the DAC on the Xonar-card is suppose to be pretty good, so this shouldn't really be necessary to replace, should it?
Edited by GamerOne - 10/26/11 at 7:03am