Well, I wish I found this thread about a week ago. I have the Auditor, loved it huge with my DT 880s (600ohm) and my 650s. I recently felt the itch to try a new soundsignature and sold them both to fund the purchase of a nearly new 2012 production of a D7000. Now I hear there is possibly a huge hiss problem, so not what I wanted to hear. I have a few questions before I panic and start thinking I have to sell my Auditor. First, I remember being told how terrible amp/headphone impedence mismatching was, with it sounding like all would be lost. However, I ran my HF2 through a Schiit Valhalla, and frankly really liked the pairing. When I spoke to Jason at Schiit he said that he had a few friends who were musical engineers that loved low impedence cans with the Valhalla. So with this in mind:
1) Is this a correct understanding of the situation, while hiss is likley to be present due to the high sensitivity of the D7000, sound quality itself is not affected, and that a fuller dynamic range from the Auditor is the result of it's design?
2) Will the hiss be so present that listening to quiet passages in music will be seriously impacted/ruined?
3) Am I actually nuts to think the Auditor will sound good with the D7000 and I should just sell it and finda better mate (and or sell the D7000s instead and look at a higher impedence headphone)
I think it would be tough to capture a high impedence can for around the $700-$800 price I suspect I could fetch if I turned around and sold the D7000s. I hope I don't have to do that, I really wanted to hear this special Denon sound that I am told competes with the TH-900 quite well. I really didn't like the T1 despite being a fan of the Beyer sound, the DT sound specifically.
I guess what I am hoping to hear from the those out there who are more technically savy than I am to tell me that any sound degredation due to the impedence mismatching should be minor. Hope springs eternal they say! Cheers.