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View Full Discussion @Will Is this a mistake? I'd expect the lower impedance rating to be higher output power.
Not a mistake. Generally speaking every time the load impedance is halved, an amplifier's output current must double to "double the output power". Eventually you reach an amplifier's current limit and the output power plateaus and starts to decrease as the load impedance shrinks. In the case of the ONE, the current limit prevents more than 1500mW into 16 Ohms. That's still A LOT of headphone power BTW!!!
exact same thing i was going to comment on, that has to be a mistake, lol good eyes!
This is current limiting in action, shouldn't be a factor outside of hard to drive planar headphones.