I had an old Audigy 2ZS which I recently replaced with a SB X-FI, (kindly given to me by a friend).
Initially I was very pleased with the results, well from the speakers at least.... Cleaner, smoother, sweeter and more dynamic.
However... I can't understand why my TF10 iems now do not sound half as good from my Pioneer seperate amps headphone out as they did when the amp was fed from my old Audigy 2ZS soundcard. Very weird! It has gone from TF10 bliss, near perfection to mediocre (XFI) and I now choose to no longer use the amp with my TF10's.
From a technical perspective how is this possible? If the XFI has a different output impedance (I'm guessing) could it in turn affect the Pioneer amps own headphone out?
Soundcard- coax- Pioneer seperate amp to Speakers and/or Pioneer seperate amps own headphone out to TF10.
Edited by Ari33 - 4/18/14 at 5:18pm