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Old 06-14-2009, 06:55 PM
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I love graphs too, but in a subjective field like audio they do not tell the whole story, RMAA would show you higher distortion for a tube amp than a SS amp, would you then say a SS amp is better because of that?
Yes absolutely. If I want effects I'll use a DSP. Then at least I can turn it off when I don't need it.

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I got the suggestion a good amp on good phones and a good player can give you the "last 5%",
Or it can take it away. If you pick the right example it could make things a lot better, do nothing at all, or make things worse.

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it's just that it too is way too general, it can be the last 5-15% to me at least un RMAA proven, subjectively enjoyed.
Maybe you shouldn't make fun of WalkGood's grammar just yet

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My one thing is .......those HD201's, the specs do suggest that they would be easy to drive....you're absolutely correct on that . But in reality,they are not easy to drive.....the specs in their case are really misleading. It takes 50% of the max volume with a Clip to get a moderate listening level in a quiet room, with the EQ at Normal. With a favorite song, a lot of people would max the volume.
That guy asked about improving quality though, not increasing the volume. I assume he probably had a player that went a little louder then the clip (which is a bit quieter then most at 0dB).

Now I admit I only listened to the HD201s on a PC so volume wasn't a problem for me. But still given that an E5 is almost as expensive, I'd recommend he buy new headphones in order to get better sound. A fiio is just going to give him 3dB of bass boost and some extra volume he probably doesn't really need.
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