The DX50/BH2 Combo Rocks
The DX50 has been bugging me for a while in that it sounds really good with great clarity and detail and even some texture, but is lacking in dimension making it feel flat, analytical/digital (in a bad way), and without any emotional quality. Even worse, the sound completely falls apart at lower listening levels with my better headphones. After reading about other's positive experience with the C&C BH2, I decided to try it again and wow, did that little guy ever cure the DX50's issues. However, I found that I had to use the correct HP to be able to take advantage of its strengths.
HD595: With my HD595 there was really no difference. Apparently while the HD595 excels at bringing out full detail, texture, and sub bass for optimal low level listening at night, it lacks the ability to use the additional power to transform the sound at higher listening levels.
Hidition NT6 Pro: Using my Hidition NT6 Pro, it was a day and night difference. Now I can feel the music with added dynamics - the bass and sub bass pops out as 3D with emotion playing off the sounds around it, the texture really pops across the spectrum, and even the midrange is sweeter and more lush. The BH2 allows the full extension on both sides of the spectrum that both the DX50 and NT6 Pro are capable. This combo also allows full dynamics at lower listening levels, although it really shines at moderate to high listening levels.
LCD2: Unfortunately, I have a short in the left side of my stock cable so I was unable to test with the combo, but the BH2 drives the LCD2 well using my C3 so I expect it to work well with the DX50 as well. I will update when I get my new Artemis Cables "Arrow" cable that is coming later this week.
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