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I have read on other websites that the headphones work better with an amp. Also, apparently since both the duet and the headphones are bus powered, you're not getting the most out of the headphones. I was just looking to dispel that myth before purchasing
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I have a pair of HD555s, which aren't quite at the same level, but I still love them to bits. It's true that for high end headphones (and the 650s are certainly that) you need a proper headphone amp to get the very best out of them. However, the difference it makes is often over exaggerated by audiophiles like the ones at head-fi.org.

 

I get on very well without a proper headphone amp, my phones still sound gorgeous even when plugged into an iPod. And yes, I do use them with my Duet and they sound great. I know it's regarded as a cardinal sin, but I regularly produce on them, both because I can often pick out details on them that my (admittedly mediocre) monitors don't show, and when I don't want to disturb other people in the house.

 

Always reference with some proper monitors, however, especially for determining stereo position. Plus when I mix on my cans, I always make the mix way too dry - they really bring out reverbs!

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Exactly what do you think the relationship is between headphones and audio interface? E.G. Why would the Sennheisers should good with a Presonus interface but not an Apogee interface? :? :? :?

Headphone amps sound different, and the impedance change has an effect on the sound.

 

Just copy+pasted this link from Google, I haven't fact checked it, but it deals with the subject:

http://nwavguy.blogspot.dk/2011/02/headphone-amp-impedance.html

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