I currently own the HD800 and LCD-2 (love them both). Up until now I have been running them from the Auralic Taurus amp from the 1/4" jack. The Taurus have both jack output and 4-pin XLR. Since I am a bit lazy I would like to have one connected to the XLR and the other to the jack out for easy switching.
The question is, should I run the HD800 balanced or the LCD-2? What I have concluded so far is that I would get almost the same power available for the LCD-2 with jack and balanced, the HD800 get 0,5w @ 300ohm from the jack out while with the balanced out almost 2w.
So LCD-2 1/4" jack and HD800 XLR out?
Finally, would it be better to get balanced cables for both with respect to sound quality?