I'm using a PlayStation 3 as my source, Sony STR DH520 A/V receiver with EQ as my amp, and HD598s.
When listening to certain pieces, I've noticed on the lower sounds in the piece, the HD598s seem to suffer. Where the sound almost seems to break down/ distorts/ becomes muddy.
I usually keep my EQ at +5 bass and +3 treble. I don't usually listen to anything louder than 30.
Am I missing out on performance/ quality having a cheaper setup, compared to the performance/quality of a higher end setup.
Are my ears graduating to a higher quality of listening enjoyment from what I'm used to.
Maybe I'm turning into a real audiophile.
The song I experience the most trouble with is The Healing off of The Lady In The Water Soundtrack. You can buy it off of amazon for .99c.
I only experience said issue with certain pieces of music. not everything I listen to.