Tried the beyerpads briefly, went back to stock n didn't feel discomfort once I adjust the headband properly making sure the cups dun sit on the ears.
Will stick to this until I get a good feel at how this can synergies with my upstream options.
Pleasant surprise the Decware csp2+ opens up the mt220 really well as an amp... hv been diving into my "bad" albums to give them their day of hearing :-)
(I tend to use csp2+ as a preamp)
Alphapads r stuck on permanent
duties on my 770. :-)
OK curiosity got the better of me, stripped the Alphapads from 770 n transplanted it onto the MT220.... sounded like i am sitting a few rows further back, slightly tunnelled, slightly nasal, smaller focused soundstage..(from a very big nearfied embracing soundpresentation), need to crank up the vol a few notches to get the "feel"....
A little brainwave...
becos the drivers are angled, n the alphapads are angled too, so i mounted the alphapads in reverse
to balanced out the tilt, and it opens up the soundstage :P
Listening to AVATAR is a revelation...doesnt sound like a closed can really, that low buzz in the music pervades/projects outside the cups, the low rumble working thru the thick cushion of the alphapads to its advantage..i can feeeel the buzzz of the low freq on my ears..wow...NICE !
The isolation of the alphapads is significant, low level details on soundtracks like THE LAST SAMURAI are clearly heard...i am zone-ing out on this track..very lovely.
Closing theme from THE GLADIATORs...NOW WE ARE FREE...intoxxxicating vocals swirling airily thru the music ..arghhhhh.
There is alot of low level details coming thru this can, projected thru the depth...
now listening to THE GREEN LEAVES of SUMMER, a song i glossed over always,
but the details coming thru is catching my attention..for ONCE.
Switching over to MEZZOFORTE...this can rockssss... snapping my fingers ..bobbing my head.
OK PASSSS !!Edited by Lorspeaker - 6/2/14 at 6:29pm