Here's the deal. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880's about 6 months ago and I've not used them in about 4 months. I was looking for a pair of headphones that would allow me to hear the full spectrum of my music but at the same time be able to play loud without distortion. Now I'm currently using a Fiio E17 DAC with the E9 desktop amp and I read in a few place that this would be enough to power the headphones. Thing is, the headphones are quiet at what should be a decent volume and turning them up more distorts the audio.
Now am I in fact supplying them with enough power and they're simply distorting because they're not designed for the volume I'm putting through them? Or is my amp setup the problem?
Thanks, I'd welcome any and all responses!