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post #16 of 294
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Originally Posted by Henerenry View Post
Or just a recommendation on amps in general?

Are you recommending that we go solid state?

I'm guessing that OTL designed tube amps may be insufficient, depending on sensitivity.
I will recommend Head-Direct EF1: only $300, will beat most amps when driving HE-5
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post #17 of 294
Fang, where can I find more information on these headphones? or is that coming soon?
post #18 of 294
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Fang, where can I find more information on these headphones? or is that coming soon?
Will post more info in the next a few days.
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post #19 of 294
This is cheaper than the (not yet confirmed on the website or via email to preivous customers) price of the LCD2. Nice!

EDIT: If it's not allowed to mention other brands in here, send me a message and I'll edit it out.
post #20 of 294
These are top flght headphones folks and were a huge hit at RMAF. At $600 they are an absolute steal!
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This is cheaper than the (not yet confirmed on the website or via email to preivous customers) price of the nearest competitor. Nice!
Thank Fang's wife for that, I have a feeling it was her idea after RMAF.
post #22 of 294
The HE5's rated at 25 Ohms and 86db @ 1mw.

Fang, bottom line, do you think the HE5 can be driven by a speaker amp (Manley Stingray) with good results since many amps seem to struggle driving it?

Also, what's the max power input of the HE5?
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Thank Fang's wife for that, I have a feeling it was her idea after RMAF.
I agree from my discussions with Fang and his wife. I couldn't resist and pulled the trigger as it sounded very good at the RMAF CanJam. I will be driving them with my Apache most likely even though they are initially set up as SE. I am trying to get Fang to create a balance cable for them.
post #24 of 294
Ordered one last night! will try to use it with my Phonitor. Hope it works!
post #25 of 294
If anyone has received these headphones yet, can you please give a review. I'd like to know how they compare to other headphones.

I can't seem to find any reviews on these yet in any forums.

Thanks.
post #26 of 294
i get mine in 5 hours ill post something i guess.
post #27 of 294
just got them first thing is their heavy. and my pheonix is having no trouble amping them just about the same as beyer dt880 600 ohm
post #28 of 294
And....
post #29 of 294
i am no good at explaning how things sound wait for someone else to tell you but i do like them much more then my beyer dt880 600ohm and my neck is growing some muscle at the same time. want some pics ?
post #30 of 294
Ive got a demo unit of HE5 today, I will bring this one for our coming Tokyo headphone show.



The build quality is fairly nice, woods looks like solid. The plugs are detachable as seen in the picture.

I was told HE5 needs some burnt in, however HE5 sounded damn good even just out of box.
I first felt expansive spatial feeling and large sound staging. Overall sound is rich and I also felt a beautiful timbre.
Highs and bass are very sharp and quick, this is surely a planar characteristic. Violin and wood bass sounding exceptional. At the same time, this is not sibilant. This must be carefully developed, I was impressed.

I have been a bit occupied by photo trip over this weekend, so here is just a quick inpression and only one picture available.
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