Reading a 6moons review of the 'AMI Intl. Inc DS5' (not the most memorable product name), I wanted to know whether it would adequately drive the Hifiman HE-6.
I happily discovered that the reviewer gear-tested the HE-6 with it.
I was less happy when I read this paragraph;
"With the AK100 and for normal levels, Aëdle's VK-1 triggered 2. It got mega butch at 3. AKG's K-702 played 4 for mellow and 6 for hot. Audeze LCD-3 came on song at 3. I'd not exceed 4. Ditto for Sennheiser's HD800. MrSpeakers' Alpha Dog lived between 4 and 5. Without any distortion HifiMan's HE-6 got louder at full crank than I'd need with Buddha-Bar type tracks of limited dynamic range which sound louder. For once inefficiency pays dividends. Get ye a gas guzzler Simon sez."
Can't really tell what he's trying to say. I THINK he means that the amp is insufficient for the HE-6 because he needs to turn it up fully to play already dynamically loud tracks at ample volume...? Would you agree? Could someone decipher that?
The headphone reviewer at 6moons has a habit of writing labyrinthine prose in an effort to convince people he's clever, and it makes for painfully ambiguous reviews.