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post #16 of 19
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Output impedance - 20-600 ohms, so it's only 1/2 of 38 ohms. Is it that bad then?

Given that they specified an entire impedance range, the 20 ohms doesn't seem like what we normally mean as "low output impedance." Rather, that range is more reflective of what you see for a suggested range of headphone impedance it supports. On the other hand, tubes often have higher impedance. Best to search and see if anyone has measured it if you want to know for sure smily_headphones1.gif
post #17 of 19
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It's vocals overemphasizing "s" I'd say. So any though about the headphones I mentioned above?

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No, the sound is OK in general but as I mentioned earlier I'd like it to be more accurate and awesome. The amp that I chose, is it a good one at all? And which of those headphones are better to choose?

 

That kind of sound can only be exacerbated by a distorting amp, otherwise it's in the response of the headphone itself - it likely has a peak between 4khz and 8khz. Before spending any more money, what player app are you using? Check its EQ if it has one, then cut within that frequency range.

 

A lot of headphones actually have some kind of peak in that region (except some may have a wide dip prior to it, then rises up and over where 1.2khz is, like the HD650), it's inherent in the design of larger fullrange drivers (ie FR speakers with large drivers more often than not need some kind of filter to EQ that out, but it's usually much higher up so they use comb filters (ie it's more like a low pass filter than an EQ that affects both sides of its center frequency).

post #18 of 19
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Before spending any more money, what player app are you using? Check its EQ if it has one, then cut within that frequency range.

I use foobar2000, in DSP manager I don't have any active DSPs, on output I have Asus Xonar ASIO Driver, I also used WASAPI event. 

post #19 of 19
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I use foobar2000, in DSP manager I don't have any active DSPs, on output I have Asus Xonar ASIO Driver, I also used WASAPI event. 

 

I think there's an EQ plug-in for Foobar, check their website and install it. Then cut the frequencies in that area and see how much it helps. Do it a little at a time.

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