Bass doesn't extend further, but you get the power needed to run them. My cheap Bravo V3 tube amp doesn't have enough power to run the HE-500 very well.
Running off a HifimeDIY Sabre A2 into the Lepai, with a ~6db bass knob boost sounds sweet with EDM. It doesn't kill the mids or highs at all either. Its also ~$140 less total than the mini-x. Great value setup.
Edited by bhazard - 10/4/13 at 6:33am