EMU 0404 probably won't be suitable to drive phones with low or middle impedance. EMU cards have Zo 22 ohms and there is a rule of thumb "Zo should be less than 1/8 of Zphones". EMU cards are suitable to drive phones with impedance of 200 ohms and higher. 280pro has 64 ohms.
Turning up the volume will in fact make bass sound louder given how the equal loudness contours work, but a much better way to accomplish that is just using EQ.
I disagree. Any time you are using EQ you are changing the way the music was made to sound. I leave the EQ off.
Okay so i bought the HD280 Pro as i read it was good, with accurate sound and such.But i am not satisfied with it, the first is the pressure it gives, it´s like i am on the verge of getting a headache, but still not getting one.Maybe it will disappear through use, maybe not.
But more importantly, the sound.even my Cheap AKG something, sound better with the bass.Now i am not one who wants enormous bass or something, but you know, normal vibrations feeling kind of bass.That gives you that feeling.This just, sound like there is bass, but it isn´t there;S
I tried putting on some bass sound through the night, about 10 hours to see if there is any Burn In effect.It does sound alot better than from when i first listened, cause then it was like a Tin Can or something.But it still doesn´t give me that Real sound feeling.
sorry for bad explanation, maybe someone knows about these headphones?
Better add a Fiio E5 to your shopping list, until you have proper headphone output you'll be judging any headphone on a false premise.
Quote from: tev777 on 08 May, 2012, 12:54:57 AMI disagree. Any time you are using EQ you are changing the way the music was made to sound. I leave the EQ off.Any time you are using headphones or loudspeakers you are changing the way the music was made to sound. You can use an EQ to either equalize for that, or make it sound differently.
In my opinion, no, it will not make much of a difference. The HD280 isn't going to give you the 'boomy' bass you want unless you find an amplifier that will severely color the output, and even then, it's not going to be able to really deliver what I think it is that you seem to want.That's only my opinion.
I read about the ATH-M50 and one said he and a friend compared it to 280 after some burn in...
But well i can´t tell if it´s true or not from my perspective.
Quote from: zerowalker on 08 May, 2012, 02:58:12 PMBut well i can´t tell if it´s true or not from my perspective.Then why bother?If you're to do something, do it with purpose
How are the Sennheiser HD 598?They seem pretty high end, and aren´t to expensive.Are they comfortable?How is the Bass response?Thanks:)
Should be able to drive the 32 Ohm version from anything I think Well my ears tell me they have less bass and the graphs seem to indicate that as well:Graph
Any time you are using EQ you are changing the way the music was made to sound.
If higher at the low hz means higher bass then it´s one big difference;S
I can´t understand how high the other headphones are then, cause i have never heard this over cleary sound before.