Originally Posted by Jesse Graffam
Possibly, but I still wouldn't use them for reference purposes of any kind. I've spent decent effort over the years into figuring out the problems that can be caused by certain audio on many different kinds of setups, and then working toward techniques reducing some of those problems as much as I can without altering how it sounds on legitimately great systems.
For instance...... just something as simple as learning the total basics of a non-linear EQ, and how the phase changes can be just as good or bad for audio... sometimes requiring what most people would consider a smaller change in gain than should be required for a large change in the sound. You can alter the overall perception of the spectral balance with less actual gain change needed. Sometimes way less, depending on the change you're trying to make, and how the specific EQ band itself sounds on it. thumbsup
They are all about 32ohms across the frequency response so a better headphone amp wouldn't have made a monstrous
difference anyways in that regard. The quality of the headphone amp itself of course would but not nearly as much of a "bad presentation" as an amp not capable of higher resistance loads at some frequencies. Like an HD-800 that peaks at nearly 700 Ohms around 120-140Hz area usually, but is "only" 350 Ohms by 1kHz, which would be much more effected by that effect.
nor would I use them for "reference purposes"....they do however represent the tonal balance of most modern consumer playback systems (just as the ns-10 did when it was released)
certainly people used/use ns-10's....I personally do not.....but I do understand why they are used
a reasonable headphone amp would have made a significant difference, as the kiosk I listened to them on was flat out unacceptable.....
regardless of load or input impedance an amplifier with more stability during transient swings would give a more accurate representation of what the headphones are/were capable of
as I said already....I personal use the HD600 and a 2bLP....it's what I like
if someone makes a great sounding product on something else, including the "Beats" then more power to them
not sure the basis of your statements, as you attempt to offer a rebuttal to opinions of mine....which, regardless of what you say, are still my opinions....because I trust what I hear and can measure
to say that a different headphone amp wouldn't make a difference....when I never told you what amp was driving them to being with doesn't strike me as rational <DELETED BY MODERATOR>