Just got back into playing drums, got a cheap Gretsch Catalina copper jazz, but opted out the snare and found a used 6.5 maple Gretsch New Classic snare , what a beauty !
Cymbals are Avedis ride and crash, Sabian xs20 hi hats, and Sabian...
The headphone on max volume does sound like a good line out to me and is designed to be used as such.
It is Very powerful, and I think can drive anything, I have used into my valve X-can with great success
a 24/96 needledrop of Classic Records 200gm 45 rpm pressing of Dave Brubecks Time Out
and a CD from XTC - The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul - from Skylarking, Mobile Fidelity Pressing
These are my first two, then I will...