I received/collected my OPPO BDP-105EU last week, but didn't unpack, connect and try it until the weekend.
It was delivered with an older firmware version, but one of the first things I did was to perform a firmware uppdate to the latest official firmware release dated 3 May 2013. Hence I don't know much about how it behaves with older firmware.
Yesterday evening I played the CD "The Very Best Of Emmylou Harris: Heartaches & Highways
" as a CD(/disc) in the OPPO BDP-105EU. I do know that foobar2000 calculates a negative ReplayGain for this CD, but I don't remember how much, though I remember it as decent considering its release year.
I briefly tried part of track 1 "Love Hurts" with my beyerdynamic T 5 p and Sennheiser HD 800, but both were a bit/somewhat louder than my normal comfort zone, even on volume step 1. 0 is mute/silent. The loudness level may be perfectly fine for many people though, since "I listen at (very) moderate loudness levels" as stated in my signature and indicated below.
Before trying them I did some calculations that may indicate that I may have better luck with beyerdynamic T 1 and/or AKG K 701.
For reference purposes some of my typical volume setting numbers for other equipment combinations/replay chains:
I often use foobar2000 with ReplayGain and an extra -3 dB, Grace Design m903 or Lynx Hilo. beyerdynamic T 5 p + m903 with a typical volume setting around 28 +/-. Something similar for Denon AH-D7000. Sennheiser HD 800 around 40-42 +/-. Same chain but with Lynx Hilo with a typical volume setting around -69.5 dB +/- for Denon AH-D600. I don't remember numbers for the other headphones at the moment.
Extract from "Which of these is a Grace Design m903 a goof match for?" post #23
Originally Posted by CDWMcInSpots
Some of you listen rather loudly.
Typically I set my Grace m903 between 40 and 50 with no boost. Then again, my headphones are all low impedance/high sensitivity.
With foobar2000 with replaygain, I'm typically around this, maybe a bit lower depending on mood etc.:
- AKG K 701: 41
- Sennheiser HD 800: 41
- Denon AH-D7000: 33 (often a bit lower)
- beyerdynamic T 1: 46
- AKG K 271 MK II/HSD 271: 38
- Sennheiser HD 25-1 II basic: 32
- Sennheiser HD 380 Pro: 33
With foobar2000 with replaygain and -3 dB 46 initially seems reasonable with Sennheiser HD 650, but this is so far very early and brief stages.
During the HiFiMAN HE-6 demo in a shop demoroom I used approximately 61-63. The other person around 79 for normal and 90 or above for testing very loud/limit.
Extract from "beyerdynamic T5p: Photos and first impressions" post #590
I've been listening to beyerdynamic T 5 p + Lynx Hilo this evening. Source is a PC with foobar2000 running with replaygain album prevent clipping and -3 dB connected with USB. Phones output -72.0 dB on Lynx Hilo.