Reviewer: The Headphone List
- Feb 16, 2015
- Kansas City, MO
I'd be very interested in seeing any evidence of such an idea. the music is complex in your head, because you interpret it as a lot of instruments, fast changing pace etc. but it doesn't mean the actual signal is anything special. after all the signal for one channel is only 1 amplitude at a given time, that needs to change fast enough not to lag behind the next sample's amplitude, if a DAC can do 20khz at high amplitude, why would it struggle for anything slower?
I'll defer to your expertise. I just know it sounded crummy and compressed, more noise than music. That was with Neutron Music Player. But when I used the Dragonfly, and USB Audio Player Pro, it sounded like proper music.
I used the Klipsch X7i back then. With lesser headphones I couldn't tell how bad the S4 sounded. The X7 is super neutral and detailed, and it didn't take long before I bought the Dragonfly just so I could enjoy my music again.
Now I'm on the AK120ii>Solar, for my mobile setup. Those worrisome days are far behind me.