So here's a little plan that I've concocted...
I'm very interested in the Hifiman HE-6. Cheap they are not, but worth every penny from what I can gather. The question, however, is how to amp them.
Now, on one hand, I can always invest in a nice, high-end headphone amp for these bad boys. But I had another idea. I discovered that HifiMAN sells a neat little product in the HE-Adapter, which would allow me to run speaker outputs from a conventional amp to the HE-Adapter, and in turn use the amp's speaker outputs to power the HE-6.
The HE-6 is quite power hungry. But it just so happens that I own a Pioneer Elite VSX-94THX, which outputs 140W per channel into 7 channels @ 8 ohms (and sounds quite fantastic, to boot). My question to those who might be a little more in the know is this; is my home theater receiver's speaker output way too much for the HE-6 to handle (with the HE-Adapter) or would I be okay? I have yet to come across any documentation stating a power limit for the Adapter/HE-6 combo. Any thoughts?