I'm starting to get depressed. Haha. I just made a horrible realization. My iPod doesn't sound as good as my audio interface/amp on my computer. All the comparisons so far have been done on the computer/interface, as I knew it was at least technically superior, and I wanted to test them at my desk anyhow. While this doesn't change my opinion of any of the headphones, I was hearing amazing clarity and sparkle and just unbelievable spaciousness with the pfe112. I brought them to my friends house and was all ready to lay in bed and enjoy what I'm sure is my new set of headphones. I put on some good music and something just didn't sound the same as all those comparisons.
I thought "could i really have been hearing things differently because i was thinking about it so much comparing them?"
All the super super detailed depth was missing. Don't get me wrong, it sounded great, but just not "incredible". I listened to a bunch of music thinking i must have just imagined it and now i'm just casually listening and don't have them side by side so I don't hear the differences. Low and behold, I cam home today, compared both my ipods and the sound interface with the pfe112s and of course the interface is better. I sort of wish I had been ignorantly bliss. Haha. Now I only see one possibility. Buy an amplifier that makes the sound quality the same as my interface (or better?). I assume this is why i see all these amplifier threads...
So here's my problem. First, how do I know the quality of my interface (apogee duet) so I can get something at least equivalent in sound?
Second, my iPod is the new 5th generation Touch, so it uses the new lightening connector. I assume being so new my choices will be limited for an iPod digital connected amplifier?
Are there any recommendations? ClieOS? :-P I would need something no bigger than the duet, but that is doable, as I carry a bag around with all my gear, so I can carry something like that. I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to my iPod the same again. haha. No other headphone in the past revealed this lack of detail. :-/