Originally Posted by Theogenes
Hey man! Any thoughts on how you liked this setup compared to your previous one? As a guy with an affinity for Jan's breed of crossfeed, I'm interested in the effects of the different units. Let us know when you get a sec!
So I kept with that set up for a while - The effect was that it gave the music a subtly a more 3 dimesional soundstage - that was my feeling anyway. The effect is also very dependent on the music. So as an example Norah Jones songs have a sound where the voice and instruments seem close to your ears. Beethoven symphonies on the other hand tend to have a much larger soundstage.
Crossfeed/tonal balance changes seem more apparent in the former.
But I have continued to change the settings purely out of experimentation. I've read some people who have said they don't like the crossfeed effect, but personally I really like it.
The effect of the music being inside your head - to be more exact front-top part of the skull (??!? wonder if it's the same with others) - I have headphones on for most of the day I'm working/studying in front of my PC so I do really notice the reduced fatigue (which I also put down to the equipment and headphones too).
Right now my setting is :
High tonal balance
Low tonal balance
I can't discern exactly what the difference to the previous setting is - but there is a difference.
I do note that the tonal balance setting seems to be stronger/noticeable on the Classic than on the Daccord. Selecting high setting on the Classic does subdue and mellow out the music in a more noticeable way. Sometimes I like that, and sometimes I prefer the tiny extra clarity and liveliness, so I leave it as low or turn it off altogether.
One day I will probably settle down, but at the moment it the case of - you give me the options, well I have no option but to play around with them