I used the adapter with several HP’s with no problem but I imagine a HP that is very efficient might have an issue
The LCD-X are 103db sensitivity. When I owned the HSA1b I could hear the noise floor with all my ZMF and Focal headphones. The VC for example are 99db and I could already hear it and preferred to use only the standard output. In my case, the HE6 and HEDD sounded better and quiet from the ribbon output, all else I had on hand during that time showed noise floor and I would predict the LCD-X would be quiet only out of the standard outputs.
Yes exactly this, I actually called up Danny from RAAL and he explained it all to me. Honestly had a great conversation; really gave me a crash course on this, and all things audio. Thought it was really cool he took time out of his day to do that.
Correct. the ribbon out isnt dumb noisy, but it certainly shows up on more sensitive cans
Danny is an unbelievably generous guy with his knowledge
danny is truly a gentleman,the time he has taken working with me is incredible