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I've played music on them max volume with my Asgard without a problem(no they weren't on my head otherwise I'd be deaf).
I think planars can take quite a bit of a beating.
Seriously though, I'm liking the HE-400 so much that I'm thinking about selling the rest of the IEM's I have and keep the Hifiman RE-400, I should be able to get around $300 give or take for them and that's enough to get the Asgard 2 or a pair of HD600's that I've wanted to try for a few years.
Ughh, I wouldn't dare doing that. The headphone might be able to hold up, but if the amp distorts it might damage the headphone from what I have heard. But in theory, they can probably handle somewhere between 5-15 watts
What do you mean if it distorts?
And yeah it's not something I would normally try, not sure why I did try it but they did hold up. I've heard its pretty damn hard to blow out a planar driver.
You must be destroyed (Lord of the Rings sylte) :D.
Anyhow, if the HE-400 can manage the Lyr at full volume, i might get it. I dont want someone to come my home and just for the lols put it at max volume and destroy my headphones.
I guess the potentiometer only controls the voltage. Say, an amp can only put out 1 watt before distorting. The amps max output voltage is 8 volts. The impedance could be anything, but if we imagine cranking the amp to the max, having it put out 8 volts. Then if we have an impedance of 36 ohms, representing the HE-500, the output would be 1.777 watts. Put the amp can only output 1w without distorting, so it would distort.
I have heard this distortion can damage a headphone.
I pretty much have my mind up that I'm going to get the Schiit Asgard 2 as the amp I'm going to use with the HE-400. I've read a few impressions of people using the HE-400 and they said its a great pairing, I'll get the HD600 some other time.
The more I look at the Schiit Lyr the more I want to save up a little more and get it and that has plenty of power but so does the Asgard 2. The Lyr just keeps calling my name and saying "you can afford me, its only $200 more".
I dont know about the Amps Mad mentions, but as soon as i head the Asgard was a solid state amp i was almost sure i wanted that one.
Maybe im wrong on this but i assumed that solid state is more fail proof than a lamp amp, and that it should have a better control over the power it outputs.
On the Distortion thing, i hope that does not happen to the asgard and the HE-400.
I also recall that someone said schiit's recomendation for the HE-400 was the asgard. Perhaps it ahs to do with the synergy, or they just wanted to sell more of those amps.... no idea.
Such a shame that all Audio-gds stuff are arse-ugly, cause otherwise they have awesome prices.