I have lost count of the number of times a HeadFier has tried to lump the HiFiMan cans with the other orthos: WHY ?????? I was able to drive the T50RP to reasonable levels with my iBasso D4 portable, but I would never even mention those cans in a thread about the HiFiMan orthos - the only thing they share is a common design principle. Skylab was able to drive the LCD2 from a couple of portable amps he tested, but I doubt that he would even bother with the HE series : whatever came out the other end wouldnt be an accurate reflection of their capabilities. As others have pointed out, you cant just look at an impedance rating and make assumptions, but we seem to do it with monotonous regularity - witness various posts from nitwits claiming that Grados dont benefit from amping.
Can we please move on from this ? If the crew at 6Moons can work it out, surely we can.
You win this thread.
And to keep things on topic, I just ordered a Virtue TWO.2 to drive the HE-6. A few people mentioned a T-amp can drive these phones without any difficulty. I understand that when cabling for these, the wiring has to be balanced to four speaker taps with ground leads isolated. Anything else I should know about cabling so I don't have magic smoke coming out of my amp? Also, from my understanding, this amp shouldn't need an impedance box, as it's putting out less than 70wpc.
Please let me know if anything I've said is wrong. I'm new to the world of Class D, and I don't want to destroy anything.