- Jan 16, 2007
I have the MS1's and find that they perform well on a wide variety of music. As far as HD580's go, I had them and just can't imagine them without a really nice dedicated headphone amp. Sure, they will "work" without one, but I don't think you will ever get to their potential performance without one. I had a Headamp AE2 with my 580's, and I still wasn't satisfied with their performance. I even ran them through the headphone jack on my Onkyo and wasn't really wowed by them. They sounded good, but nothing near great. The MS1's running out of the AE2 honestly outperformed them hands down IMHO.