Hmm...you sent your AKGs in? What for?
I'm getting ready to send mine in because one of the drivers has a minor rattle. Not happy to hear that their turnaround time is so slow
The receiver not powering the headphone thing is probably related to the output impedance on the receivers HP jack, and how some power is being lost there. I don't know all the technical details (something about impedance, resistance, damping factor, etc.) but it's been discussed in this thread before I think.
I was worried my bro effd them up turning on Windows at 100% volume. I woke up to that and was pissed. I also had not monitored his use so idk what else happened to them if anything. They sounded kinda off to me one day, but that doesn't mean anything. I just sent them in just in case. It cost me quite a bit, because I put $500 insurance on it, but peace of mind that nothing is wrong with them is golden. I also know they can take a beating sonically too.
Yeah, it blows. I've really missed them a lot. Glad to get them back next week.
I just wonder if the AVR 254 is fine to power them. I mean, a receiver is the only thing that will get uncompressed out of my PS3, but it would suck to have to get an amp too. I don't know either, and yeah, it was discussed earlier, although I have no clue what it was now.