Hey all. I recently had an opportunity to audition some headphones at a local hi-fi store. I'm beginning to understand more what people mean now when they say a headphone is power hungry, but....I recently listened to both the LCD-2 and HE-6 and found that they sounded pretty awful when powered by a Ray Samuels "The Raptor." That's an expensive amp and what I thought to be a pretty beefy! They just sounded meh and sounded worse and worse the louder I tried to crank the volume. Big time bummer! On the other hand, the HE-5LE sounded absolutely delicious, even out of my modest Aune T1. So what gives? Is "The Raptor" a bad match for the LCD-2 and HE-6 or am I expecting too much? BY the way, the source was a Sony SACD player. Thanks all for your input!
P.S. I loved the He-5LE so much I bought the demo pair from the store on the spot. Awesome headphones!