So I'd been thinking about getting a decent set of headphones for work when I saw this musical fidelity on demo & I figured why not? Ordered it and a pair of AKG k701's. The Musical Fidelity showed up last night, so I brought it in & plugged in my POS $15 Sony headphones.
There's bass that was never there before, all my mp3's now sound like ass compared to the lossless rips, incredible imaging, much better dynamics... All this through my cheap headphones- I can't wait till the AKG's get here.
Now, I dunno if the DAC in the computer sucks (I'm using the USB input on the MF) or the line out on the computer was just that bad, but it's night and day.
Kind of a shock- I was expecting maybe a little improvement, but nothing till I got some real headphones.