I think I fixed the problem with things sounding too distant depending on the recording.
It was caused by something robbing me of a little treble (not caused by the mod) I think. Not even sure how this is possible.The treble actually sounded exactly the same as before.
All I did was remove my Mogami interconnect cable and added two USB ferrite bead cables to my setup.
I kept swapping between the cables and "Ringfinger" from Nine Inch Nails kept sounding very distant on the Mogami. Just the vocals at the start. Has to be my imagination.
It's still like that on others but not as bad. The expensive DHC also sounded very distant and I guess that's the way it's supposed to be. Still don't have to like it
I wonder what that song sounds like on an HD-800 or if the start is really supposed to be REALLY cave-like. I bet it is.
Everything sounds the same but nothing sounding WAY too distant now.
I don't think I'll ever figure out what the real cause was of all this nonsense.
EDIT: About 90% sure it's a crappy powered USB hub.
I think something is wrong with the top ports because it sounds "off" just a little. Switching to other ports sounds better. This is the one I have:
I used the top one without the expansion.
Guess I need to find another very high quality one. All the DACs i've ever had sounded no good straight from a desktop computer.
Edited by tdockweiler - 9/19/13 at 9:09pm