Originally Posted by tzjin
Piezo's aren't known for their sound quality. Namely, they're notorious for a lack of bass. A $20 amp is probably worth it to make your collector's item functional though.
I did mod these from open-back to closed with a little bit of blue tack and electrical tape. Brought the bass up considerably. They have a mostly neutral tonality now, though the bass and treble roll off a bit. Might see if Tyll will measure them for me, if he even has anything that can drive them >___>
And, actually, the higher-end SE-700 is supposedly a great headphone, though much rarer... and need I mention the TakeT H2+?
Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac
Actually I meant the same thing - Class T is more like a brand term than a technical one, mostly referring to fullrange Class D amplifiers. If anything is technical about it, it's to distinguish it from the traditional Class D design which had too much distortion in frequencies above the bass range, thus they were initially used for subwoofers for home systems and cars.
I figured as much, Class T didn't sound like it made much sense. However, I will order a high-wattage Class T to see if it can do anything for the SE-500s, if not I'll return it.
Edited by takato14 - 8/24/12 at 11:05am