Okay, I've been working with this problem before, but I seem to keep ending here; so I as you, if you have an explaination to my trouble. The "problem" is that for some reason I can barely hear the difference between the following two "rigs" no matter what I, for the life of me, I can't hear any mentionworthy differences. I know that nothing is wrong with neither my hearing nor the rigs:
Macbook > optical out > Cambridge DacMagic > RSA SR-71b (single end out) or Fiio E11 > Beyer T1
iPod classic, 6th gen (almost full volume) > Beyer T1
The music used were the same files, all ranging from MP3 to highest resolution wave/alac files possible. I tried listening to various types of metal, classical and world music.
I know that the SE out of the SR-71b is not fantastic, but I'd think Rig1 would just completely kick Rig2 out of the park, but in reality I had to concentrate to spot any differences - and a lot of was probably nothing anyway...
This is weirding me out....I simply dont get it.
I mean, I can clearly hear the difference between my headphones, wether cheap or expensive, detail, warmth, and just generally wether its a good can, so its not like i cant tell the difference between good and bad audio quality etc. But...What the...