- Mar 24, 2006
I've been lurking and listening (if one can listen to something one reads) and due to some extra money, courtesy of St patrick's day bought some swag. I had a Super t-amp and some Athena bs-2 speakers in my tiny apartment which i was happy with and also thrilled by how cheaply i was able to get a decent sound. So I decided some good headphones were in order. Based on some arbitrary reccomendations from skimming the forums I bought some Sennheiser Hd-600's as I listen to Classical, Jazz and traditional folky stuff. they sound great, thanks guys! Well i've been wanting to get a mac mini as a media surver to save space and saw the dared mp-5. Usb, tube front end, awesome styling and fit and finish... so I bought one. The Sennheiisers sound so great through the headphone out, the dynamics and easy charm of them are very beguiling. The speakers out of the dared was good but did not have the same "make me smile" effect. So I took the headphone out of the daredto the T-amp and I've got to say it is fantastic. Vocals have a great prescence and strings sound natural (I'm a fiddle player) and the dynamics of symphony stuff is enhanced by the tube front end. So basically I have a tube preamp and a tripath amplifier, it's pretty damn good and that's high praise from an englishman. Anyway, question. should i turn the t-amp full up and regulate with the dared or put both amps in their asumably less distortion prone parts of the volume controls i.e a little bit. Any ideas. thanks everybody for all the great info i've gleaned.