Originally Posted by NA Blur
If you are not receiving "synergy" then either the sound signature is not your thing or your reference material is not geared towards the K712 Pro.
Here are a few tracks that I really enjoy with mine. Give them a listen. The K712 Pro really does not do well with heavy rock, but just about everything else sounds great as long as it is recorded well.
Armik: Casa de Amor, Flames
Marcus Miller: Renaissance, Detroit
Peter Murphy: Love Hysteria, Time Has Got Nothing To Do With I
T.H.White: The Private Spotlight, Separations
The Doors: Essential Rarities, Queen Of The Highway
Thanks for the reply. It's not that I feel I'm missing a certain synergy (just trying to better define and understand it), but I suppose I'm more curious to what everyone's preferred setup is.
My current amp/source inventory was purchased largely because I got good deals on the Aune T1 and the O2 combo. Plus I could roll tubes on the T1. Cheap fun that works with a wide variety of headphones. Now it may work, but that doesn't translate into a good pair with, again, synergy. I don't think I'm a big fan of the O2 and K712. The T1 seems to be a little better, but the amp on the T1 isn't all that great.
Currently, I brought the O2 and K172s to work and I'm using Google Music. Some of the music I've uploaded is a variety of mp3s and some FLAC. I'll try to find those tracks and see what I think. I'll listen here, then bring the cans home and try those again with the T1.