Will zombie this post as I have the same feeling as the OP and wondering if I've got a dud.
And to note, I'm a peanut when it comes to headphones, so pardon the peanutry.
I just got these today and the volume I have to crank up at least 15-20% more to get the same volume as
my (opens) Grado SR80i and the tiny AKG K420.
I've read about the bass being pulled back with these, but it's actually the volume that I'm concerned about.
My AKG K420 is louder with the same volume setting. wth??
The closest I've had a closed were the Fostex T-7 (they were semi-open) but I don't remember having this big of a difference.
Is this really a major difference with closed back and open headphones? - Can anyone recommend a closed
headphone with the same undriven volume as the Grado SR80i
I'm confused/disappointed and thinking about packing it up and selling it after only 10 minutes use.
Not much headphone testing shops here in Australie, so I've not been able to compare headphones out.
I got this mainly from reading reviews here and a couple of other review sites.
I got these mainly for accoustic/voice work, and since I've read it fleshes out music quite nicely, I thought
I'd give it a run and see what it picks up from my voice/accoustic (hobbyist)
Not too happy at the moment as the MBP and iPhone have to be 50%+ volume, compared to 15-20% with the other two headphones.
Amps I'm looking at include:
-CMOY amps by ampedup77 on ebay
Edited by lechonbaby - 1/30/13 at 11:15pm