Yes I know, that was my point. The specs show the G109 putting out around 1000mW into 25 ohms so its well under the maximum.
So what am I'm missing here?.. You would damage your ears if you output 100 mW into a TH-900 yet the G109 outputs 10 times that into the TH-600 and my ears are just fine. Do the headphones actually restrict how much power they get or what? I've seen maximum input power specs like you mentioned, 100 mW for the DT880-600, so in that case the G109 is putting out roughly 600 mW, 6 times the maximum, so why don't they sound overpowered? If anything they sound underpowered connected to weaker amps and devices. If something like the DT880-600 has a maximum input power of 100 mW, why do they sound so bloody great out of amps that are much more powerful than that?
Amp makers , give MAX output power .
Headphone don't only need power , it's also about current and voltage .
When you use an amp they are not always outputting their max ouptut power , in fact most time they output only a fraction of it . When you turn the volume pot you are increasing or decreasing , power / current / voltage , there is also gains etc .
Edited by HaVoC-28 - 8/27/13 at 9:37pm