Originally Posted by kwatch
Did anybody try 11.32 with Senn HD 600?
Yep, I have this combination. The sound signatures of these two doesn't fit well, as NFB11.32 needs bright headphones to shine.
NFB11.32 tries to deliver crystal clear highs, while HD600/650 blocks it with that veil of darkness signature. I can often hear, that these two are struggling with each other. If HD600 would be bright headphones, than it would be almost perfect combination. I like HD600 much more with more warm DAC, like NFB12. If you only hear sound effects and instruments alone, than it is not bad, the quality is very high, but in music, those two sound signatures collide.
There is also more issues, like too much instrument separation, which leading to lack musicality (NFB12 had very nice musicality aspect with HD600), you just hear instrumets all around with very good quality and level of detail, but they are not connected into music... it's separated, while music is about connection. Also, as I've said earlier, highs are partialy killed by HD600... but they are stil sometimes disturbing...it is leading into disconnection of music, because they gain too much attraction, over rest of sounds. For example, bright headphones SR850, have much nicer sound signature with NFB11.32, because those signatures supports each other... but of course, quality of details is lower, because SR850 are worse headphones than HD600, but enjoyment of music is better (it will pump more passion, emotions and joy into you). It's not only about brightness, SR850 have also more forward sound etc...
I would like to hear this DAC with SRH1440... that is good candidate, but I would need to hear it, to confirm it 100%.
If I would buy some DAC to HD600, I would go rather for NFB15.1.
Edited by Warrax - 1/31/13 at 5:16pm