Originally Posted by merkil
All this speaker tap talk is interesting. I thought I had read before that hooking up the HE400 to taps was dangerous because of the amount of power being supplied, that resistors would be called for.....or something like that. But I guess if you care carefull with the volume it should work fine without probls no?
Orthodynamic headphones can take the juice. This is quite unlike headphones with dynamic drivers. HfiMAN makes such a box ($99) that one can use on the back of a power amp for connecting their headphones. However, the device, and its associated resistors, has hurt the sound -- from the reviews I've read on this device.
People just need to control their volume and they will be OK. Plus, HifiMAN has responded to this before. They have stated that in doing this, people should be using an amp under a certain threshold for power. Keep in mind, the statistics for most amplifiers that claim 100 watts per channel, are often overstated.