Hey, v1718. Definitely use low-gain with the X2.
The benefits of using low gain with low-impedance cans (X2) are:
-Higher signal to noise ratio due to lower noise floor. This means that the noisy, hissy sounds coming from your source or the amplifier itself aren't being made (much) louder. Instead, the stuff you want to hear is more audible.
-More volume range. With high gain, turning the volume up about 25 degrees from nothing results in crazywtfomg levels of audio. This means there are at least 300 degrees beyond this point that aren't listenable!
-Smaller chance of blowing up your headphones..or ears. What if you accidentally nudge the volume control?
Originally Posted by liraop
High you gain more bass but also more volume. It's unlistenable for me at 10'o clock. Low gain the sound is tight and you have more volume control. My higher listening peak is 12 or 13, tops.
Sheesh, that is quite loud, my friend. With my Magni2Uber+X2, I listen at no higher than 9 o'clock at low gain. But then again, my source(a laptop via USB) is maxed out.
High gain with the X2 is just..useless to me, haha. There's such a narrow listenable range.
Edited by CaveManta - Today at 7:25 pm