I must say I am a newcomer to this headphone-world, but I love music and I appreciate a lot the world has recently opened to me.
I own now a HD555, a pair of Shure e4C and the Koss Porta Pro. I have acquired a amp/DAC FIIO E17 ALPEN and also a Sennheiser HD650.
I saw so many reviews of the FIIO Alpen E17 so that for the price it was impossible not to get it at start point!, which is my case. I looked at NuForces... but reviews out there indicated the E17 as a revolutionary switch in the amp/DAC market that make this market available to audiophiles beginners.
3 QUESTIONS THEN FOR YOU ALL...
1. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADJUSTMENTS OF MY AMP/DAC WITH THE HD650
So I will prepare it for 12db and I will tell you my sensations... if any of you have more recommended adjustments please do not hesitate to tell me! Please tell me your recommendations.
2. NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOSLINK CONNECTION AND USB USING THE SAME SOURCE?
I will move my E17 to job and home and viceversa, using in my job Spotify premium account with my Koss Porta Pro at maximum quality (it is a great feature to listen music using headphones as this way no body disturbs you while working... je!) and in home I use my lossless iTunes files with the USB connected to the E17. Would it be better to use the toslink optical cable or it is not much any difference?
3. RECOMMENDATIONS OF OTHER HP FOR GETTING A DIFFERENT TASTE? ALWAYS HIGH TAG PRICE?
and... when I will know it is time to change or to try other headphones??? the issue I think is to compare, and comparing you get the feel of what fits into your kind of music and your taste. I am now comparing the HD555 with the HD650, and there is really a difference but they are of the same brand, so I loose some interesting comparison and personality which are indeed in every brand, so my comparison is a bit limited then I think. Any brand to look at? I love the Grado 325is... which one would you recommend? grados? shures? and should I get other headphone but in the side of <150$ or getting now always >350$ to not going to a lower quality than my HD 650???
quite a lot of questions... out there... THANKS!!!