Putente I did hit up some Frank Zappa vinyl rips and also one of his AU Gold remasters and very much what you describe. Also a Mercury Living Presence label Stravinsky as well as a couple other Mercury ones ( Mercury=top notch). Have yet to try the actual Mercury Vinyl I have it's in the bedroom setup
Originally Posted by PMAP
That's just what I realized today. These earphones don't really sound like earphones (or headphones for that matter). The soundstage makes them sound more like a really, really good speaker system.
So this may be another factor. If you're a headphone person, you may find some major faults in H100 or simply not like them. If you're a speaker person, you may prefer this style.
I for myself was never really impressed with any headphones in any category ever. No matter how good or airy the headphones are, they can't provide the right feeling one can get from good speakers IMHO. I use phones only because I don't have the space (or money) for a full system. So I'm really enjoying the speaker-like soundstage of H100.
If you like the speaker-type cohesion of the sound try out an inline crossfeed cable ( very tiny ) It will bleed a tiny bit of each channel at certain frequencies into the opposite side at a certain time delay to mimic what you hear normally while listening to speakers.
---one ear hears what the other side does but less with a slight delay. It's a well proven thing based upon a solid design, some people swear by it and some dislike it.
I have trouble going without it myself
If you didn't want to invest in the $15 for one on fleabay ( fred_fred_2004 [also a member in here ] is where i get mine ) you can try to find a software version plugin for your particular media player.
The cables work best if installed before the amplfier, got mine on the desktop setup after the DAC and before the Integrated amp,
off the portable it's between the Cowon and the amp.
You will lose a couple db overall ( not much ) but no question in my mind it's worth it.
Won't work well if it's just off a portable with the headphones plugged into that straight.
Edited by nick n - 11/17/12 at 2:31pm