I think you picked the wrong critical review if you wanted to be negative about the headphones being wasted with the specific album-- if you read it that is.
Edited by TMRaven - 1/19/13 at 8:20pm
are you my twin? first time i listened to this song is a WHILE last night.. i didn't see this post until just then
Dual mono speaker Hifiman setup :P
HE-400 and 500. No distortion and even a bit of bass slam. The sound is a bit too hollow, though, which I don't think I can fix with EQ. Not planars without a reason :P
They should be able to handle the 1.1 watt my amp can put out, not that I dare turn up my amp across 3 o'clock
Ur welcome :P I just don't really know how to fix that hollow sound, though... Else it would work quite well :D
The post kind of reminded me about the Grado line source speakers that were built using the Grado headphone drivers. Yikes ....
Trying the HE-400 out as speakers right now using Magni and a 'warmth' boost on itunes eq. (-6db reduction from 16khz to 1khz and 3db reduction at 500hz)
Much better treble quality than iMac's speakers, not enough lower midrange. These things move a phenomenal amount of air right in front of them compared to other computers speakers I've used. Too bad they can't really move much air much beyond 3 or so inches in front of them-- they just weren't built with the xmax for that. As a result, more air is displaced for quick mid-bass strikes compared to sustained low sub-bass frequencies. The cups themselves remain very sturdy, hardly any vibration on them at all.