Originally Posted by jtaylor991
so pretty much yeah? sweet. what about the senn hd 800s though?
I guess you didn't understand what I wrote.
It'll be fine. Contrary to forum myth, the Sennheiser headphones are fairly average to supply power to, from a technical perspective.
36Vpp (12.25Vrms) with a current of 41mA (aka 500mW rms into 300ohms) will max out the Sennheiser headphones on the verge of it frying, at 123dB. This is the max power handling of the Sennheiser headphones before it suffers from long term exposure and bad things happen. You only need half the power (250mW instead of 500mW) to reach 120dB, which will be more dynamic range than an audio CD is capable of supplying and is the target to shoot for, as far as headroom goes.
Before you succumb to all the "stuff" head-fi'ers do, you really need to understand what I wrote, and understand how it applies to you. There will be detriments, and there will be things you need to decide for yourself. Your best bet is to take them up on their trial period and give it a whirl, and don't feed fanboi-ism. I think everything in these last few pages makes it pretty clear what the technical capabilities are and what you might expect to be limiters/downsides. FWIW.