Hi everyone, I'm new to both the forum and to "higher-end" headphones. I've only ever been exposed to Klipsch Reference S4's and a set of Bose QC15's (please don't flame me, but this was my baseline for good sound quality headphones of any sort).
So I recently bought the NAD HP50's and they have been glued to my head ever since. I had the headphones shipped directly to my dorm, so I've only listened to them through my MacBook Pro. I'm back home for spring break which started today, and the first thing I did when I got home was plug the headphones into the Pioneer Elite VSX-50 receiver in our living room, something I wish I did not do, because now I'm on the market again to spend more money towards a portable amp for these babies. I'm sorry, I know there is a dedicated portion of the forum for this question, but I also have a few more and did not want to post in multiple threads. So what is a portable amp that a college kid can afford after forking $300 bucks for the HP50's. Bang for the buck is the most important thing to me, just like the headphones themselves (in my opinion).
Second question, does anyone have an issue with placement of the headphones on their head/around their ears (not seal related but sound source location issue)? Reason I ask is because I seem to have to place the headphones a very specific way in order for me to get the best sound out of them, either that or my head is awkwardly shaped.
Third question, the pads on the headphones are comfortable and I wear them for hours on end while studying, but I am having trouble with creating a good seal for optimal noise isolation, has anyone done any mods, or any tips on what I could do?
Thanks in advance for any help!