Dec 31, 2016110 views

New to AMPS

i recently bought the Shiit Magni 2 and was wondering if i put it on max gain if i would be able to damage my headphones (beyerdynamic dt 770 80 ohm). im wondering since i know the shiit amp goes up to 600 ohms and just wanted some clarification on this topic.
thanks to all who give me advice

You'll damage your hearing long before you damage your headphones.
The gain switch is for getting more usable range on the volume knob, i.e. low gain lets you turn the volume knob more before it gets too loud. The pots used for volume on entry-level amps like the Magni tend to not be balanced at the bottom of their ranges.