Hello fellow members of head-fi, I've posted a thread some time ago asking for some suggestions because I was looking for a decent, comfortable and natural sounded headset. So when I've tried the fidelio X1, I've decided it's probably the best choice for me, I like the soundstage, the bass is there and it's not aggressive, these seem perfectly balanced. So I am thankful to this community having shown me a whole new world in this domain, and also for having given me advice.
So, there are a few things which have been bugging me for a while. I usually listen to youtube songs, and of course I aim for at least 720p's, so that would mean the quality should be gradually better. But there are times when I think the sound feels somehow distorted, not as natural, and I am wondering if it's either because of my crappy laptop, I need a digital-to-analog amp or this is simply the most my headset can do. Before going into this further, there are songs, at least that's what I make of it, in which some instruments are more pronounced on one of the ears, but it just feels like the sound isn't "equal" in both ears sometimes, I find it hard to explain. Of course, I know that the human ears naturally have different affinities, the left one perceives instruments better while the right one can perceive voices better, but still, I'm not sure how it should be. I definitely felt a considerable difference between these and the old ones I had been using, the immediate reaction was that the sound was much more detailed. Does this make it seem as if the drivers weren't working properly?
Maybe my questions/misunderstandings sound stupid, it's my first hi-fi headset anyway, maybe I'm just silly over it, but can someone clear it out or at least voice their own view on this kind of stuff? Is this normal? Is this what defines a soundstage practically? I initially thought natural sound should feel as if I am in front of an orchestra hearing everything in front of me.
Since I've opened the subject, I've read some threads and people said cheap amps aren't worth it, so far FiiO seems to be the favorite brand of hi-fi headset users. I'm not really looking for a portable one since these headphones are pretty much for indoors, but I can't really spend more than 100 euros on one without knowing what exactly makes it shine, so should there be anything decent you've aquired at a reasonable price? Or is it just better to wait it out, save up and buy something superior? It seems like my only options so far are FiiO E7, D07 and E9. Since I'm using this headset purely for listening to my favorite tracks and not for professional purposes, I thought a digital-to-analog converter isn't necessary.
I hope I did not open one more of those "unwanted threads" and I'm gonna say thank you very much in advance ! Wish you all a good day!
P.S.: Sorry if there are grammar mistakes or inconsistencies left, English is not my mother language.