Sorry. Just being paranoid here. lol....
Just to explain my recent paranoia. Recently I bought a cheap, USB external soundcard for my laptop. I plugged in my m50's and instantly when trying to play a song I heard some crackling sounds and both drivers died on me right away without even making a sound. Now they just don't work.
I'm planning eventually on owning a pair of the LCD-2 and HD800. And was thinking of getting the Schiit Asgard to amp them.
I have heard of reports of a Schiit amp destroying a pair of HD650. And also an Asgard amp warping the driver of an AKG on power on/off. (vid on youtube).
I have heard of Schiit adding relays to their amps now. Does this make it completely safe for my headphones when using the Asgard amp now?
I was just wondering as well, along with the on/off voltage thing. Would the power or voltage of the Asgard amp in regular use be maybe too high or potentially harmful for headphones? Even if they say don't blow out the headphones completely, any chance that at such power/voltage with regular usage it might alter or change/damage the drivers on say the lcd-2 and hd800 headphones and maybe change the sound/performance of the headphones?
I'm not very good with the technical side of things like voltage and numbers and it's impact. So was hoping if fellow more experienced people can enlighten me a bit on this. haha..
Is the power and voltage output of the Asgard amp unusually high among amps, or do most ppl with lcd-2's and hd800's regularly use amps just as powerful and even more so meaning that the Asgard really isn't anymore dangerous at harming the headphones as any of these other high end amps? I think the Asgard's max output rating is: 20V P-P typ.
Is this normal among amps that would drive the lcd2/hd800? Not even sure if this is the right stat to look at about this. lol
My other alternative is the O2 amp, which I'm guessing is safer? or maybe the same? haha... not sure about the voltage output of the O2. When auditioning both, i personally felt the hd800 sounded a bit better through the asgard as the sibilance was tamed a bit.
Sorry for the paranoia. haha.. these two headphones are considered major, break-the-bank investments for me... really don't want anything to happen to them. haha.
Thanks for everyone's help.