I am considering two amps to drive the HE-560 phones. I chose them because they are powerful and well recommended.
1. Schiit Mjolnir
8 watts/ch. into 32 ohms
5 watts/ch. into 50 ohms
2, Emotiva Mini-X a100 (a speaker amp)
50 watts/ch. into 8 ohms
1. Does anyone know how to predict the power of the Emotiva into 32 ohms?
2, I've seen many strong recommendations of speaker amps for inefficient phones such as the HE-500. (The HE-560 is 1 dB more efficient than the HE-500 but that difference is negligible.) Are the recommendations for speaker amps simply based on their greater power or is there something else at work?