I mostly listen to paramore and the tracks I downloaded were from HDTracks.com. It seems with their tracks i have to turn the volume up to 248-250. with my own purchased recordings i stay around 240. Now this of course is when i plug the He-500 straight to the ibasso. But I guarantee if any1 were to here the He-500 plugged through a speaker amp ( Emotiva Mini x-a100) Will think it's a ridiculously good Pairing. You should try it out, Ibasso + emotiva mini xa100 = He500 fantastic. Check out this thread. With this Speaker Amp, the He-500 will definately reach it's Absolute Full Potential because of the way it's recieving the Current/ power.
Edited by Poetic - 4/8/13 at 11:31am