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My Macbook Air 13" (2015) has a clean and detailed sound output but when I A/B it with an Apogee One, the default headphone out sounds so thin and weak, especially on the lows and low-mids. And the max volume on default headphone out is like 60% of Apogee One interface. I get these results with Shure SE846 inear which has a very low impedance value.
It's possible the Apogee One is treating blocks of frequency bands separately, then combining them before the output thus impacting the tonality and so when you compare that to the "unprocessed" MBP output, you are noticing a thicker, stronger tonality. It's all subjective and my hearing is not the same as anyone elses ... just as yours is not the same as anyone elses. I prefer everything in my signal path to be transparent adding only the "warmth" (again, admittedly a subjective term) that the tubes in my preamp imbue. Then, I audition the same piece of music with several pair of headphone from my Sennheisers to my Audiotechnicas, Beyers, Grados and others ... each of these are different and for airy jazz I will select one set; for dense rock a different set, classical another, etc. I only speak for myself when I say I would rather keep the signal to my headphones consistent and transparent and let the variances in the headphones themselves steer me to the "right" choice for a particular piece of music. I did this for a long time without the tube preamp but once I got the tube preamp I like, I always preferred that in the chain so that's my benchmark and I stop thinking and just let the music take me wherever it may! Many other opinions are just as valid as mine, just saying after lots of experimentation, this is what works for me!