Seriously, the AD are very good. I Am listening with them at the moment even at home because I sold my he-500 to preorder he-560
I am not sad.
Edited by Rudiger - Yesterday at 12:46 pm
Well, there are a bunch of threads on modding T50RP's but I'm sure I'd never get them to the level of the AD's. They just seem a little expensive at $600 so I may have to wait around for a used pair to show up.
The HE500s can handle all that power, heck I've even turned up the volume to maximum (deafening volumes) on the speaker amp with no resistors and used it like a speaker. It handles that power with ease. Also 50w into 8ohms isn't the same as 50w into 32 ohms. Theres no issue so long as you're not using something like a 200w amp. The noise is only an issue at deafening volumes and only for the mini-x, my Topping has hardly any noise floor.
Why doesn't everyone use speaker amps? Not knowing? fear? marketing? Sorry I don't know
That's pretty much what I said to preproman when I was first using the emo. I was amazed how much SQ i was getting. I think we came to a few conclusions.
1. Headphone amplifiers are more of a boutique item. Very limited supply, so vendors can charge a lot for what they make.
2. Most headphones really don't need a lot of power. Hooking up a Denon D2000 to an emotiva would have a high noise floor
3. Super easy to blow out drivers on a speaker amp.
4. Most important, the speaker amplifier market is really heavily saturated. There's just as much marketing garbage as in headphones, but in the end, there's a lot more competition to make a good amp at a cheap price.
IMO/E, you are not wrong all the way up to $800.