Another two questions:
1.) Does anyone here use Spotify? If so, how does it sound on the 320kbps setting? Just wondering if it is worth spending 10$ a month as it wouldn't be if it didn't sound like a 320kpbs MP3 :).
2.) Are these headphones I should consider an amp for later down the road?
I found Spotify is great way for discovering new music and 320kbps is as good as you can get from streaming service. You could always purchase higher quality music you want to keep it for your own collection.
I can’t answer your amp question as I do not have the HD25, but personally I found the components make the most difference goes something like this: headphones --> source --> amp. IMO I’d not worry about amp too much, if you want to get one, I’d set aside at most $100 for an amp to pair with the HD25.
Oh, another question: I am not getting what soundstage is. The definition on the Wiki wasn't clear to me. Can someone explain it in a different way?
Soundstage for me means I can perceive the sound in 3D, I can imagine size of the environment where the recording was made and the placement of different instruments.
Here is an article from Sterophile worth reading; even if its a long way round to answer your question.
Edited by 88King - 7/8/12 at 3:08am