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Guys, thanks in advance for helping. Any help is appreciated
I have just received my HD6XX yesterday and just plug it into my Edifier C3 amplifier(an desktop speaker + amplifier set).It can drive the HD6XX at fairly loud volume that is loud enough for my music consumption. But I found the HD6xx is lacking in bass in most of the songs (i mostly consume pop music). I know HD6xx is a more neutral headphone, but the bass is just too weak for my favour.
Is this because my HD6xx is underpowered by C3 amplifier? Will an external amp(like O2 amp in Massdrop) helps boosting bass and make HD6xx sound better???
I am considering an amp but is not sure how big an improvement this will make.
Since I have never heard of Edifier C3 I just googled it but I couldn't find any specs on the headphone amplifier. I only keep reading about the amplifier for the subwoofer and the satellites and a "headphone port". So it might be the case that the headphone jack is not amplified at all. If that is the case that might explain the poor performance. Have you had previous experiences in running high-impedance headphones from the headphone jack?
On the other hand, open headphones generally don't have such a strong bass response. So it might indeed be that the headphone does not have the sound signature that you are looking for. I am running my HD6XX from a Schiit Magni 3. To my mind they perform great even for bass (but then I am not a basshead). They just don't have the sub-bass oompf that my DT770s have.
Thanks for the info.
For comparison, I just have a Denon AH-d1100 headphone, which is 32Ohm in impediance from the spec and should be easily powered by my Edifier C3. This is my first time running a high-impedance so i am not sure what to be expeced(and what equipment is needed)
I think i am not a basshead, what i am expecting is just normal bass performance.
This is also why i choose HD6xx, which known for its neutral sound.
Yeah the HP jack is most likely not amplified and just a pass-thru audio jack. You need a proper amp.
I don’t have that amp either but I find the HD650 to have good clean bass but not for a bass head or someone looking for a lot of kick. If you equalize then you can definitely kick up the bass a bit.
Yeah they have great bass with my amp, even a bit of sub-bass showing there. I did boost the bass just a little bit though :P