Originally Posted by ShahnT
I recently got a pair of Beyerdynamic Dt 770/80s and found the bass to be not what I expected. Since it's unamped, I figured that's the problem. I've done some research, and found myself only being able to afford portable amps (-$65). I've filtered out the PA2V2 (No bass boost options, also heard it's quite warm) and the E7 (Heard it's not powerful, and is more of a DAC than an amp). If any of those judgements seem wrong, then please correct me. As the titles states, right now I'm looking at the JDS Labs CmoyBB or the Fiio E11. I want to have punchy bass, but not overpowering bass. I listen to Rap/Dubstep, so that definitely comes in handy. I also want the trebles to be crisp as well. Besides that, I want the sound to be as flat and clean as possible. If any of you have experience with any of the mentioned amps, or have another amp that's the same price or cheaper than the E11s, then please chime in. Thank you!
E11. the Cmoy has a cleaner sound. but...this is in terms of super audiophile terms. the E11 being an audiophile amp is already clear and clean. it's just that the Cmoy from what i have heard is a cleaner amp that is more for the rock,classical, jazz loving people. E11 is punchy and tight.
and what you have heard about the PA2V2 and E7 is all correct :D
Your lack of bass promlem could also be due to other factors like burn in and amping likenoted. However if you still think the bass isn't enough I have a conclusion for that. That would be different interpretations of what bass is. Audiophile bass and consumer bass is so different it's not even funny. Consumers want that mudddy. wub Wub boom boom pow bam destroy destroy type of bass. That's not....well real bass as we audiophiles like to say. Audiophile bass is tight, punchy, and concise. just enough and not overpowering :)
you will get used to audiophile bass.
Do you have an ipod? Walkman? If u do. Be sure to get and use an FiiO L9 or Le LOD(if you have an ipod) and L5 if you have a walkman. this will give you a direct line out signal straght from DAC and bypass internal amp and heapdhone jack circuits. also use lossless CD ripped tracks. Do not go converting your MP3 or AAC files into FLAC or ALAC as some new people do. This is a early misconception.
Edited by bowei006 - 1/15/12 at 11:28pm