Originally Posted by subseasniper
Going off on a tangent here but I am close to pulling the trigger on a DX50 and was wondering if anyone can offer impressions on how it pairs with
Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.
HD595, The short answer: Yes, the HD595 pairs well.
HD595, The long answer: The HD595 is my workhorse headphone getting the majority of my listening time with the DX50 due to the conflicts of my active interactive lifestyle. I wear this combo to bed. The reason I love the HD595s so much is because they are one of the best low volume HPs around extending both directions with believable sub bass at the lowest of volumes. While the DX50 cannot drive my NT6 Pros or my LCDs effectively at low volumes causing the sound to fall apart, the HD595 pairs well with extraordinary detail and space between instruments at the lowest of volumes. At higher volumes though, the HD595 cannot keep up with my NT6 Pros or my LCDs in terms of slam, but hold their own recreating the most delicate of details for a rich, full spectrum sound.
When I add my BH2 amp to the mix, the NT6 and LCD scale nicely, but it doesn't add much for the HD595. The HD595 seems to work the best straight from the headphone out which I consider good news as it simplifies my setup.