So I got the headphones today...and...I don't have my amp yet...and I gotta say...
Not quite what I expected. Hopefully they sound better the more I listen..
Well...that and when I get the amp..
I'm listening to .flacs if that helps at all.
Hell I'd even go as far as to say that they're nearly impossible to listen to without an amp just because of how low the volume is..
Also: The bass seems to be rather absorbed by the ear pads. If I hold the outside I can feel but I can't feel any if they're on. They sound good though.
I'll test it with various games and whatnot and report back =D.
Anybody have the Titanium HD? What settings do you use? Thanks :3
Well, not glad to hear you don't like 'em that much.. I can tell you, that out of my computer jack, they sound like they are hooked up to a fm radio or something. And the bass is like gone, it is so bad. They seem like an somewhat average 'mid-fi' phone with some interesting twist in sound quality.
With my iphone 4 they seem okay, but no more than okay with a slight twist of 'fidelity' and nice sound quality. They sound a bit flat and uninspiring and the bass is only okay. They seem like a nice 'mid-fi' can, again with some special twist you would not get with lower priced can in my experience.
With my fiio e17 they seem more full due to the slight warmness and better bass representation of the amp. Also the sound is a bit more engaging. Lastly they sound less flat and more layered (eg. emproved sound stage). They seem to just poke into the hi-fi category.
Some days ago I tried an headphone amp (musical fidelity x-can v8p, which I seemingly get for christmas), which is a couple of years old, but not cheap. The bass is improved quite a bit over the e17, and it seems just right, which the bass of the e17 doesn't. The sound stage is even more improved and the he-400 seems even more musical and engaging. Also I was quite thrilled about the very quiet background. They seem to be damn close to what I would call hi-fi, just does not nail it a 100% which I hope the he-500 will. This is said from memory and I compared to my macbook pro at that time, which is a bit better than my iphone sq-wise, I guess.
I would definitely not enjoy the he-400 as much with my iphone, as I am going to when I get the amp.
Do you now how much voltage/power the s3 jack puts out. If you can find the specs, I can tell you if it is loud enough/too loud, we should protect our ears, no? I can tell you that full volume on my iphone 4 should be a bit louder than what is good for my ears.
Edited by davidsh - 12/19/12 at 11:54am