Hi can somebody help me with this selection. I have a Hifiman HE-500 which I feel is a bit bright.
I was trying between the NFB10ES3 and NFB28 but apparently they sound the same and have only minor upgrades. Actually I was recommended the NFB10.33 because of its warmer and smoother sound. It is obviously cheaper. I read somewhere in this thread that the PCB of the newer models being more future proof than the older PCB of the NFB10.33.
Now reading through this thread, I am leaning towards the NFB28, especially if it can be made to sound warm by a simple adjustment.
How do the NFB10.33 compares to the NFB28 sonically?
I intend to by the 30 dollars kit from Kingwa to modify the stock cable of HE500 to balanced.
Any feedback is welcome. Also has anyone got any idea how either of the models sound with the Hifiman?
What is your budget?
Also, what is your current setup to help us identify your preference in terms of sound signature.
From my experience, the SA-31 is a terrific pairing for the Hifimans. It has 3 warmth setting which is convenient for brighter phones (HE-4) and enough power and low noise floor to drive anything ranging from iem all the way up to the HE-6.
It is an amp only, though.
Too bad I sold my HE-500s right after I got the NFB-27 - and before I could set up the latter properly. A different class, but certainly a sound signature similar to the little brother NFB-28.