Early on in this thread, the foremembers had been recommending speaker amps for these headphones. Since Tyl's review, some new, powerful headphone amps have been introduced to squeeze the 6s. As has been mentioned, the 6s sound good on lessor gear, but not their optimum. Not even the vaunted Lyr in many estimation as seen by Schiit making more powerful amps to accomplish this goal but when that Lyr came out, it was the end all amp. But that's another story. Schiit owners sure are touchy.
I don't think there is any questions in most situations a speaker amp will yield better performance. I take no issue with that.
I'll take your the 6's sound good on lesser gear, but not their optimum.
You could just easily say the LCD-2 reviews out there do that headphone an inustice. Why?
Because while, say, the Lyr sounds pretty good with LCD-2's, the ECBA sounds optimum.
So with that thinking a review written on the LCD-2's with the Lyr being the gear used would be an injustice. Which would be silly to me, anyways.
Edited by paradoxper - 10/28/12 at 9:16am