Originally Posted by Fetou
Yeah I plan on hooking these to a variety of sources, typically unamped and not eq'd, which was the main reason the H-300 lost out (for now). As much as the wild girl may provide some extra thump and unexpected details, I don't want her to puke all over my new shoes. I might end up grabbing a used pair eventually if someone else can't handle them, but I'm not trying to turn her into a housewife
Sounds like a plan! ;)
For people who do want to use H-300 they're best paired with warmer sources, (preferably with rolled off highs), what you want is tone down the colder mids and highs. They're simply tuned to be overly lean and transparent, (probably just a fraction too much), as a compromise the highs can get hot, only I must stress, if you have several sources and use trial and error they can perform very well as an allrounder, for example I like them quite a bit more than Sony H3. The problem is unless you have several sources to try you're running a gamble going in blind, I assume this is why we get different opinions on them as they're terribly source dependent how they display themselves.
Hopefully DN-2000 will be with me in the next week thereabouts.