I am using my Fiio BTR5 via USB out of my computer. If I plug my HD6XX directly into it I can hear music and a comfortable volume with it set to about 40 (out of 60)...and it sounds good.
If I then use my 3.5mm to RCA cable to my new THX AAA 789 "SE Input" and connect my headphones to the 3.5mm SE jack on the front, the sound is notably lower. In fact, I have to turn the volume up all the way on the BTR5 and turn the THX amp up to full volume.
Is this normal? Should I use "SE Pass"?
Or do I have a defective THX amp?
I'm a new audiophile so please don't get mad at me for asking this dumb questions as people in Facebook are giving me different feedback and I'm very confused.
I currently own a Hiby R6 Pro which I pair with the Sennheiser 660s. I have just ordered a new Drop+ THX AAA 789 yesterday. Is this all I need to have or I definitely need a separate DAC? I thought the R6 Pro already has a built in DAC and don't require anything else, as the 789 is just for the amplification purpose. I have not yet received the 789 yet since I just ordered it yesterday from Amazon but I would like to get some feedback on this.
Thanks in advance.
I just wanted to get some feedback from current owners (long-term if possible) to see if you have had any issues with durability, specifically driver failure. I read a couple posts by users who have owned a couple pairs of these and they mentioned that both pairs ended up with driver failure and a "bass rattling effect". The posts was made about 6-12 ago, so maybe it was just that batch, but I'm not sure. I have no experience with Hifiman products, but there seems to be quite a bit of complaints regarding quality control issues which makes me very hesitant to keep these once they arrive as I want something that's going to last years without issues, not break down within 6 months.
Can anyone else attest to any type of durability issues with these? I just bought my first pair which are set to arrive this week, but I won't bother with them if they're going to end up dying within a year.
Thanks in advance!