- Mar 20, 2018
- Down the rabbit hole
If you are using the headphone out on the Topping, be aware it's very high output impedance and a very poor fit. I gather you're using as a DAC to drive the other devices, which are fine.
My guess is simply that you're hearing the difference the flow technology makes in microdynamics and micro detail. A softer pad potentially can absorb a bit more energy, so it may also relate to this. Lastly, burn in finishes around 200 hours, so depending on how hard you worked the burn in you may or may not be done...
It's always a bit hard to answer a question like "dynamics" because people do seem to hear dynamics differently. I myself don't notice too much difference in this regard, though I do give AFC a slight an edge in this department. Sorry the answer is vague...
Will burn in the CX for a few more days...
I never use the DX7S headphone outputs... too high impedance. That’s why I pair it with the divine 789...
I would love to try different pads, but now several of us are confused... which exact angled and harder pad?