- May 12, 2015
The Sennheisers HD 800S need a lot of power will they come to there full potential in turbo mode the sound is more dynamic and full. `i have IEmatch not enabled . the volume pot never needs to go over 10 o clock
The HD650 is a very easy to drive headphone. Hence, we recommend Eco or Normal power mode.
You may wish also to use iEMatch set to Off or High-Sensitivity.
Certainly not Turbo.
We like car analogies.
Pairing the headphone with the correct amp setting is quite essential otherwise the headphone itself is not used at it optimium setting - so it will not sound its best.
Turbo + HD650 = Ferrari and towing a trailer.
Eco + HE-6 = Ford Fiesta towing a caravan.
Both are extreme and unlikely cases and are not recommended - we hope you get a sense of what we are trying to suggest.
ps: PC volume should always be 100% so it is not truncated at the source.
Curious why it's recommended to not drive headphones with ample power to spare provided you keep the volume low. I wouldn't use a Ferrari to tow anything, but given the choice, I'd tow a trailer with a 400HP V8 truck rather than a 200HP V4 crossover, even if the 200HP V4 was strong enough to adequately power and control the trailer.