interesting...all who have heard the HE-5 with GOOD or right amplification they dont hear the peak and all who dont have heard the phone say it has the peak
those with good amplification (myself and dBel84) have a resolving enough system to bring forth the peak in the headphone and those without aren't hearing the peaks.
Krell doesn't automatically gaurantee good sound quality. They are riding on their glory from the past two decades.
In any case, to say we don't have good amplifiers to drive the HE-5 or our other headphones without even knowing anything about them is irresponsible and doesn't do justice for all 3 products, the EHHA, Stacker and HE-5.
We reported what we heard, honor it as just that instead of making broad speculations on the rest of our system or our hearing abilities and presenting it as fact.
The HE-5 is a good headphone but no where near as the holy grail you make it out to be.