Today, I've recieved HD600.
From initial listening, I have feeling, as I've expected, dark headphones doesn't fit very well to this DAC. They take out most of it's strongest part... nice shiny crystal clear details and highs. Highs are like lost in background... they are still nice, you hear that quality, but they are covered with that veil of darkness, it's volume is like reduced, and they are not shiny and highlighted anymore. Like they are behind the wall. I would say, this DAC needs brightess to shine. I'm enjoying sound characteristic of SR850 more, although sound quality and soundstage is of course worse in comparation of HD600. But they nice highlight those details and result is crystal clear characteristic, they just shine. When I change SR850 to HD600, I hear there something, that I don't like... like something would stand in the way, which should not be there. It's like, when you are lying on the beach and taking sunbath, and some person is going next to you, and he cast shadow on you... you find it as disturbing, as he blocks those nice warmh shiny energy from sun. That's it, when I change SR850 to HD600, I have feeling, like some shadow is blocking the sun.
So, maybe DT880, SRH 940/1440/1840 or AKG701 would fit more to this DAC. Unfortunately, I cannot test it. Now, I would like to have these headphones borrowed again.
Another point is, as Uberzone has above my post suggested, the sound characteristic of this device can change a little bit, and my NFB11.32 is very new (it has maybe 20-25 hours of playing). So maybe, it will start to fit HD600 more after some time, and I will like it more.
Uberzone, what's your expected time, to get rid of excessive bass and brightness?
Edited by Warrax - 11/15/12 at 12:51pm