Originally Posted by peepr
I dont see how physically displacing air is not connected to how much power is provided? Atleast without distortion. My d2k will get plenty loud with an e7 but bass impact and quality seriously lacks compared to magni. Same with mad dogs.
What? I was talking about excess gain -- a tradeoff.
Higher gain doesn't give you more bass impact or quality, actually, it usually results in lower sound quality which should be obvious.
Otherwise, we'd all be using 1000 W power amps with 30 dB gain to drive our headphones...
I guess you didn't do a proper level-matched comparison. Neither amp adds or lacks bass.