Hi, I don't have a C5, but am looking for one (used) and have a few questions:
* What does it mean that it's good for sensitive headphones? My headphones are Sony 7520's, which really don't require an amp, but I like the way they sound better with one. I use a PA2V2 from an iPod Nano 5th with a Fiio LOD, but can only use a very small portion of the volume dial on the PA2V2 (maybe 20%) before it's too loud. Essentially it seems there is to much power in the PA2V2 for what I'm using it for. This is even with the gain screws on the inside of the PA2V2 set to their lowest settings. Is this the kind of situation the C5 would do better in (aside from being a better amp in general)? Is that what is meant by being good for sensitive cans?
* Also, I've read the C5 has no (or much less) channel imbalances at very low volumes. Is this true?
* Lastly, I like the idea of being able to program the volume pot to be able to use more of its physical range, given the above-mentioned use scenario. But I don't want to have to invest in the interface and do the soldering, etc (plus the learning curve). Is it possible to have this done free of charge by JDS if I get it second-hand, and would it be necessary? I don't mind maxing out my listening levels with volume at say 50%, but it seems silly to only be able to turn the knob up to 20%, as now. Thoughts?
Thank you for any responses! It seems like a great amp.
Edited by Darner - 4/25/14 at 8:46am