Yeah I don't think it's the 2 kHz dip in the SE846. This still sounds okay to me with the SRS-2170. The harpsichord isn't really audible, and the vocals sound way off in timbre(?), but the voice is still clearly heard.
I feel that I'm wasting the 2 thunderbolt ports on my Mac though. There really isn't much I can connect them to. That's really the only reason why I'm opting for thunderbolt.
Also, 2 usb ports is too little for me. I might have to get a usb hub instead then.
Yeah, I talked it over with one of my friends and he said it probably has to do with other factors too such as the THD, CSD graphs, phase response, and whatnot. Iono, all I can say is that they don't sound good to my ears...
Why even worry about it? USB3 is more bandwidth than a mechanical hard drive can use.
Also, eve you dastardly devil:
An "audiophile" Ethernet cable?
For 1600 GBP?!
So...... better SQ from HD tracks? :s