Originally Posted by Acix
With a decent hps amp you can easy hear down to 20hz. About ''lack bass'', those rumors are spread by diluted kids that want cheap high end hps with a boomy bass.
Could not put it better myself. Give this headphone a good amp and it has oodles of bass, not the wooly stuff I hear from the so called "great" headphones around here which are all bass centric . I tried the Senn Momentums the other day, dreadful headphones with wooly bass, little definition or subtly.
I am actually considering getting another pair of these, I sold mine a couple of years ago because I fell for the "headfi" what should sound right thing but thankfully have moved on. Listening to the pair I sold my friend through a Rega amp the sound was involving, clean and had everything in proportion.
And soundquest, I truly do not feel the amp your looking at is good enough for these headphones. The last thing you want to be doing is EQ'ing a headphone to sound right to you. Much better to carefully system match components to get the sound you desire. The sound will be more authentic in the long run.
I have used in the portable area the SR71-B with these and it is a good enough amp to drive them well, this is not just about power, it is about quality, the Fiio may have the power but it certainly does not have the quality to get the best out of these phones I feelEdited by ianmedium - 2/21/13 at 8:03am