Posting here since you guys are the smartest bunch we have here on these boards.
My Essence STX has an output impedance of 10ohms on the HP output. Not great I know.
With 32ohm cans like Denon's and Grado's, I get some sibilance issues and I believe it also affects bass frequencies (as in, you get less of it).
So I'm wondering what the minimum difference between the output and load (in ohms) is required so as not to have any issues.
Any help/educating you can do in regards to this would be very much appreciated.
Edit: Answered my own question with a better phrased google search. In short, you want the headphone impedance to be 8x the output impedance.
So I guess a follow-up question would be, is it possible to make an adapter to lower the output impedance of a soundcard? Specifically, the STX?
Edited by Bojamijams - 9/11/13 at 9:02pm