Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos
you don't understand how amplifying a planar magnetic headphone works and are making yourself sound like an idiot.
If that was aimed at me.... I would say it is the other way around to be completely honest. I have used high quality NAD and Marantz stereo amplifiers with good headphone jacks with various headphones and even the cheap Xonar STX headphone amp works better most of the time.... Stereo amps are usually better out of the headphone jack compared to AV receivers.
As I already said your AV receiver is expensive and may be decent with headphones, but it is not exactly an optimal recommendation for a well priced headphone amplifier is it.... Basically all you are trying to do is confirm your AV receiver as being a good headphone amplifier, you are not trying to help anyone to find a good amplifier for the HE400, so your posts are pointless....
Why are you recommending a £700 AV receiver as a headphone amplifier? Because you want to prove that it is as good as a dedicated headphone amplifier? ... If this is what you want to do, then go and buy one and compare it yourself, instead of making misleading / pointless comments... Obviously a £200-£300 headphone amp or probably a £150 emotiva mini X is a far better option for a headphone amplifier than a £700 AV receiver. Probably a cheap Schiit / 02 / Xonar STX works as well or better than a £700 AV receiver for HE400.... Unless you are using headphones that need a lot of power and you connect them up to the speaker taps... But again this has nothing to do with the HE400.
Edited by nicholars - 12/18/13 at 8:22pm