Most likely, and I can't get anything regarding the specs of the headphone jack. I locked the volume to 0 dB, and I am almost hitting that with movies.
Probably won't be a huge improvement.
You don't think? I have heard lots of bad stuff about those receiver jacks... Well, we'll find out soon enough.
I tried hooking up to a few of the "mainstream" consumer receivers and found they really didn't sound that great at all. Pioneer and sony were the ones I tried.
Sorry for being so terse there.
Yes I ran off the taps in the back.
I'm sure the taps will sound better than the headphone jack in front, but when I listened I thought even a basic headphone amplifier sounded better.
MOTHER OF GOD. I never thought this day would come.
Not completely. My Lepai 2020a+ $20 amp drives my HE-500 very well.
I also just got the new Lepai 75W @ 8ohm x2 amp for $129. Just waiting to get my HE-500 back to test.
Both options are quite a bit cheaper, but I haven't heard the mini alongside them (anyone want to try?)