Apr 23, 2004 at 6:44 AM
Im a bit disappointed. I know its not the headphones fault, so you don't have to remind me. I have a pair of A900's and im running it from my Pimeta amp with a santa cruz sound card. They sound very good with or without the amp..i can't really tell the difference. Even if i plug them into my soundcard straight up, they sound exactly the same as when i plug them into the amp to my ears. Regardless, they still sound very good. Now i just got these 600's from a great offer used from gbeard, and i eagerly plugged them into my soundcard first, so i can hear the difference as to when i plug them into my pimeta. Well, the sound wasn't so good when plugged into the soundcard...everything seems underpowered. So i plugged them into my pimeta, and i get the same sound. Great. I hear no difference whatsoever, and to get at least an above average volume, i have to crank the volume knob on the amp wayyyy up. I don't understand, i thought the amp would be able to power it sufficiently. My amp is the standard pimeta from headsave, it is not maxed out and has the 8620, 8610 op amps. I just want to get one thing straight. Are my fustrations all because of my soundcard? Is the santa cruz really that bad? If i got a soundcard like, oh lets say the TerraTec EWX 2496, will this make a drastic improvement? Or is my pimeta at fault here too? Sorry if the questions are kinda newbish, i just want to know for sure what my main problem is from you audiophiles. Is the Pimeta good enough with a better source? What source would you guys recommend? Thanks.