Hello guys continuing with the newbie questions,
Over the years of listening to music, and maybe because of being a drummer for over 10 years, I realized that I appreciate my music powerful, clear and loud. Listening to amazing detail in the mid range, enjoying soft highs and detecting that hint of just right bass at mediocre and low volumes are not for me. I want some really loud headphones. I have loud speakers but it is not an option to turn them loud enough for my taste.
Well so far the loudest headphones I have ever listened to was my AH-D 2000's through a Maverick D1 amp/DAC. The combo was less than $500 to build and it was decent, however it got distorted on the highest volume settings. I am not sure if it was the amp that could not drive the speakers or the headphones were just maxed out, but I want something louder. I do not mind if I miss a hz here and a detail there.
Please give me your suggestions. I was thinking that the most expensive headphone may not necessarily be the loudest so I want to get some opinions.
Also I would appreciate it if somebody could explain me the difference in noise when the speakers are maxed out versus the distortion you get because of a weak amp.
Edited by Andyk5 - 11/13/11 at 12:50pm