So 128mw into 91db sensitivity = 115db for audeze. I think that is enough for most people. I think most people do not understand how power affects sound level. Each doubling of power increases the sound pressure by 3db. I could not believe at first that going from 1mW to 2mW is the same as from 10W to 20W.
That's exactly the logic Jan Plummer used when I was on the phone with him, telling him to "take it easy" with my resistor network - that I just wanted enough resistance to kill the hiss and no more.
I'm trying to stay open-minded, because I know I'm clueless, but why does Audeze recommend a minimum of 1000mW for their LCD-2/3? And why is Gary happier with fourteen thousand six hundred and sixty seven mW from his Cyclops than with 124mW from Jan Plummer's contraption (for his LCD-3)?