Im a newcomer and need help to spot the weak link in my system
Im very interested in improving my sound quality while maintaining some components. My music tastes are in the likes of The Field, Fink, Radiohead, Alt-J with some period of more accoustical like Bar Kokbha and sometimes metal too like Vektor or Sikth.
From source to speeaker here is what I have at the moment:
Apple tv 3 with icloud (I use the hdmi out)
Pair of paradigm monitor studio 9
Im not pleased, cant figure out whats the problem but it just does not sound involving. I started the same song on my iphone and on the apple tv and switched back and forth between the two sources for a while. When played through the iphone mic the sound was compact and really came from the speakers and when switched to apple tv it was airy, vast and detailed. My concern is that I felt more musicality in the compact and blurred iphone mic source. Is it that I prefer lo-fi? Another thing is the bass, It lacks definition. This time the apple tv seemed to flatten the bass a bit more then the iphone source.
So I would appreciate some advice to improve music and identify the weak link. Keeping the apple tv and the speakers would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for trying to figure out what im saying and reading this. (I speak french so please forgive my mistakes)