Just got a set of 846's today, and I'm loving what I'm hearing. But I've noticed quite alot of hissing when connected to the Chord Hugo, and also abit of hissing even when connected to an iphone. To be honest, I'm not sure if what I'm hearing would be regarded by most as hissing. In any case, however, the background is not black and silent as I hoped it might be. Is this normal?
EDIT: Sorry, I made a mistake. Iphone and Ipod are fine: nice silent background. It's just the MBP + Hugo + 846 = significant background noise/hiss
I have been using my 846 with: Dx100, Dx50 and Fiio X3 and X5 and never heard any hiss. I have borrowed various top portable amps and also I have not heard hiss. BTW I do not think the 846 neds an amp.