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Originally Posted by coreyL;11910812 
that doesnt make sense, you are saying amplification quality does not matter? which would sound better, tell me:

my velodyne servo controller class b amplifier 400 watts at half power, or my 175 kenwood KAC 821 car amplifier inverted wall power from my xbox power supply? amps have total harmonic distortion as well too. i have to study this some, but my opinion is for a FACT, amplification quality matters. i'm positive tube amps would rape my NAD T751's amplification at the same wattage.

No, he's saying that amps do not add quality. It allows headphones the power to work at their optimum levels. Therefore, 600ohm headphones would sound better on an amp, but that is not because the amp adds quality, it simply enables the headphones to work properly. Tube amps simply change the signature. They add a warm, lazy sense to the music which counters quite sharp headphones/speakers nicely. I found this exact point when I matched my Ultrasone HFI-680's with my LD MKIII (now sold).

The only piece of equipment that I believe can make music sound better is a DAC. For example, my DacMagic has various phase settings, some notably increase the quality of music by slightly changing the wave roll off.
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Besides op-amps, Just like tubes there are many op-amps that have different sound signatures. that also work different based on the headphones. It also up to the person too if they like that signature as well.

as Some op-amps/tube do better with certain headphones then others. op-amps/tubes Like ones that has a netual sound and a wide sound stage.
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Originally Posted by coreyL;11910812 
so basically, i'm asking if amps REDUCE quality from being a bad amp, in which case, are mp3 amplifiers any worse QUALITY per same current than headphone amplifiers?

An amp using cheap parts and simple design is going to sound worse than a well-built amp using high quality parts, there's more to it than just the amount of power an amp can supply (the same as with Hi-Fi amps, a 100W per channel amp isn't necessarily better than a 30W per channel amp, there are many more factors)
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Originally Posted by Royraiden;11907607 
Are those pics yours??If yes then nice illumination dude!!!

haha thanks, yeah those are my shots, photography is my main vice.
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Originally Posted by AlanScott;11903386 
I'll join

Beyerdynamic DT 990
dt9902.jpg[IMG]Denon AH-D2000denonl3.jpg[IMG]

Is your name Scott Sutherland? If so:

1) Those pictures look better than the offical ones beyerdynamic use.
2) How are the DT990s? I almost got a pair but opted for the 770s instead
3) Please... for great justice... name your first born child Kiefer biggrin.gif

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ill join.

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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;11911136 
Is your name Scott Sutherland? If so:

1) Those pictures look better than the offical ones beyerdynamic use.
2) How are the DT990s? I almost got a pair but opted for the 770s instead
3) Please... for great justice... name your first born child Kiefer biggrin.gif

haha why yes that is most certainly my name. Thanks for the kind words on the photos, I love shooting product photography... so much easier than people, not only does the product sit still it doesnt talk back or say it looks ugly or fat.

As for the DT990s I like em, excellent clarity, although pretty lacking in bass. I guess the best way to describe them would be transparent. I mainly use them for more laid back music, and any rock or alternative I use my denons.

haha name the first born Kiefer... agreed
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Originally Posted by AlanScott;11911315 
haha why yes that is most certainly my name. Thanks for the kind words on the photos, I love shooting product photography... so much easier than people, not only does the product sit still it doesnt talk back or say it looks ugly or fat.

As for the DT990s I like em, excellent clarity, although pretty lacking in bass. I guess the best way to describe them would be transparent. I mainly use them for more laid back music, and any rock or alternative I use my denons.

haha name the first born Kiefer... agreed

Well, bass is important to me. A member on here reccomended the D770s because the the fantastic bass, and i'd be inclinced to aggree with him. Glad i didn't get the 990s. Even if they have better reproduction and a better sound stage, if the bass is worse that puts me right off.

You could probably do product photography as a full time job.
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Originally Posted by coreyL;11908959 
Dude I get the fact the headphones dont need to be louder. I don't care about getting louder. I care about would the better quality amplification actually make my crossfade lp SOUND better?

It seems like you'd tell me to use a 110 watt garbage Sony receiver over a 150 watt macintosh tube amplifier because the klipsch speakers I don't own have a very high efficiency of 96db, when the macintosh would probably sound ALOT better with a very good pre amplifier.

I know alot more about home audio than headphones, so can Somone actually help me and let me know whether or not I would be getting more clean audio with more fidelity with my crossfade lp off of an amplifier.

And I know what impedance for speakers does. The higher the impedance, the more the voice coil of the speaker will resist the current it is receiving, meaning the same current going into a 4 ohm subwoofer will make a 1/2 ohm sub play ALOT louder. Sound quality is not about speaker efficiency, or about how loud a speaker gets. It's about how well it reproduces the sound, what I look for to reflect this is desirable SPL levels with the lowest possible THD in the specs.

This is the exact reason everyone ignores you. I'm sick of bothering.
    
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Well, bass is important to me. A member on here reccomended the D770s because the the fantastic bass, and i'd be inclinced to aggree with him. Glad i didn't get the 990s. Even if they have better reproduction and a better sound stage, if the bass is worse that puts me right off.

You could probably do product photography as a full time job.

Yeah I agree for sure, pretty much the main reason why I use my denons more, sealed cans with much better bass, they just sound better to me.

It was my plan for awhile to make photography my living, hell I went to school for it, assisted on some high end automotive photography campaigns but somewhere along the lines I fell into doing aircraft avionics instead. I get back into it eventually though.
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