Yes, so your fear mongering in the other post was not true in the slightest about hearing loss.
Oh, you know, besides that state of the art Cary and many others it's useless right. I could say the same about Class D. It's useless for headphones amps we don't need huge efficiency we're not powering subs.
Personally, if you want to live by warning labels your entire life then do so. Hearing loss is something that is inevitable at some point. I am somebody who can't stand a concert for two hours straight and I take breaks for sure. Your ears are not going to die by listening to a song or two loud on your headphones. Music is made to be listened to loud. Musicians of course wear earplugs with day in and day out at exorbitant volumes. But no doubt they still listen to music loud. Musicians aren't sitting in their dens listening to 75dB headphone all day. They actually do play their instruments without headphones protection at times.
Classical Music can also get very loud at certain points and with certain instruments.
As for Class D. All I really see is marketing hype at this point. I'll stick to my AB designs. If I have some money no doubt I'll choose Class A or a Hybrid. I have no problem using Class D when I need a 1K watts though. It seems they still are making many improvements to this amp design.
Edited by OrbitingCow - 9/8/12 at 1:47pm