What speaker amps are we talking about here?
Looks may be deceiving, but the Taurus just don't look the part - IMO.. I've never met a headphone amp yet that drives the HE-6 better than a good speaker amp. "Never".. There are ton's of speaker amps out there compared to only a few "good" headphones amps - so it would be heavily favored on the speaker amps side..
Then u probably never heard a custom made headphone amp coming (and built by) from the mad brain of Gilbert from Blue Circle Audio...like the 'FLO', a battery powered powerhouse he built for a customer or my PaG with a seperated powersupply (upgradable to extremes, Or as far ur budget stretches, lolz) that has more reserves than a 100w speaker amp..and our amps are just simple and mid range compared to what he is capable of!.. Yeah they are costly! But they do deliver..and no mess about with resistors or speaker tabs..just plug in the dual 3pin xlr's (in my case) and ur ready to go.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/3/14 at 8:36am