Originally Posted by Carlos4996
If I put an amp on the m-100 like the zo2 or the fiio e11 and run the bass boost features, would the m-100 have as much bass as the l.p.2?
Potentially yes. I think the ZO2's bass function is cleaner than that of the E11. I haven't heard the E11 in person, but the bass boost of the E7 is "meh". It adds a nice amount of bass, but some distortion occurs after level 2 (out of 3).
All of this talk is getting me curious about how a DAC/amp's colour plays a role in how a headphone sounds/synergy.
My brother tried the M-100 yesterday through my O2/ODAC, and then again through the MacBook's audio out port. He claimed that X track had more treble from the MacBook vs the O2/ODAC, and I found that to be true for that track. The drumset in that particular track is poorly recorded so it's barely audible, even with the SRH940. Also, I noticed that the bass guitar through the MacBook wasn't as loud as it is on the O2/ODAC.
- Does this mean the M-100 has better synergy with the MacBook in the sense that it has a more balanced sound (decreased bass response, increased treble response)?
- The O2/ODAC was designed to be as transparent as possible. Does this mean that through the O2/ODAC, I hear the M-100 as the M-100 (as opposed to a coloured M-100)?
- The O2 is a significantly more powerful amplifier than that of the MacBook. Is what I'm hearing the M-100 at its true potential (fully amped), or is it because the two amps are coloured differently?