Originally Posted by coinmaster
I don't think a different dac+amp is going to make a difference,
I'm thinking that under some extent it would, but not for the reasons that people commonly believe (i.e a more accurate source, or "higher quality"). Again if you have the opportunity to try an other source, I don't want to discourage you from it.
Whatever floats your boat..
the music makes me feel like I'm listening to it in monotone. I hope all high end headphones aren't as "Good" sounding as this. The th900s are pushing my budget right now so maybe I'll try something else if anyone has any suggestions to headphones that actually have life to them?
Why not considering the cheaper th-600, as I explained the high price of th900 comes partly from the design choice (urichi paint). Otherwise the cheaper hd650, there are a lot of people that prefer it to the hd800 (it's quite different).
Or the most obvious competitor to the hd800, the beyer T1.
You didn't have any succes with eq ? You can also try the "annax mod" ( at innerfidelity, there's a tutorial).
Finally I'm thinking that going straight to high end headphone might be a mistake.
Trying cheaper stuff would help you to recognize what you like, or what's considered "quality".
Frankly it's only because I liked the srh940, and that some people stated that the hd800 share some similarities,
that I was tempted to get the hd800. But I find the srh940 easier to listen, at least since I've modded them.
Last remark: I don't think that the hd800 is the first choice for house , techno, or rock.
For rock, usually people recommend grados.
Have you tried to listen some classical or jazz on your hd800 ?