Originally Posted by Frank I
" You also were listening to the Maggies and we had the sub off which when on provides the low bass needed to cover the low bass and mid bass. With the sub on It is so much better. Also the speakers cost 600.00 and add the price of the sub so your looking at 1K for a full range speaker.
I do not need to use a speaker amp with other headphones and can sit more comfortable than upsetting my listening room as I did to listen to the HE6. Really makes no sense to listen and rearrange the room when I go to where my head rig is and I have three seating areas where I need not rearrange anything. So the inconvenience of using the headphones with a 20 ft cable really does not appeal to me. I do not even do that with cans It just does not work for me that way.Next time you stop over I will let you hear the maggies with the sub and use the Decware as a preamp. I promise you jaw will drop."
The HE-6 seemed to have good synergy with the NAD amp. Of course at you house you, Aaron and myself had the luxury of being able to compare all the top-tier headphones in a controlled environment. Overall though, I agree that unless the HE-6 is efficient enough to be driven to it's full potential on a quality headphone amp, it's not convenient. A much longer cable and higher quality termination would also be needed if they continue to be required out of a two channel amp.
I would love to hear the Maggies with the sub on.
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