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post #46 of 294
Wow. Just used the he-5's with some high-res Stone Temple Pilots and some high res (88-96 kHz) Stones material. As of now, they are trumping the 800's.
post #47 of 294
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Wow. Just used the he-5's with some high-res Stone Temple Pilots and some high res (88-96 kHz) Stones material. As of now, they are trumping the 800's.
Not surprising....the HE-5s sound amazing with my EHHA. They are the best orthos i have heard..no doubt at all.

They have found a place in my collection for sure.
post #48 of 294
Yah, based on my experience with the EHHA and K1000, I have no doubt the EHHA would be a good match for the HE-5.
post #49 of 294
Sorry to off topic

But i can't find the detail power handing of HE5 in officail site .
Any info?
post #50 of 294
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I am experiencing some static in my left ear, it is reproducible, particularly with short, transient bass notes. Anyone else experienced this?
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Overall experience is great, very great. But hard to get past annoying, intermittent single channel static/distortion.
I am very interested in getting a pair of this headphones but I am a bit concerned when I read there is "static/distortion". Anyone else experience the same? Sure look on feedback on this, thanks.
post #51 of 294
I was nervous when I first heard it, but it has resolved as of now. Now that I think about it, I have heard this type of noise in the past with new tubes as they are settling in. Maybe that was it. I will update if this noise recurs.
post #52 of 294
Been listening to them for about 5 hours today..The resolution in the mids and highs is nothing short of exemplary.

The only thing I find against the HE-5 is that my Wharfedale ID-1 is faster, more balanced across the frequency range and not really a slacker and a down right bargain for what I paid. The extra 5-10% that the HE-5 bring to the table is what costs so much, apart from the fact that it is a really well made and nice looking headphone.

I am yet to open mine up and damp them..that is if I can open them up. Been busy getting used to the sound signature and tonality of the HE-5s for now.
post #53 of 294
Just an FYI to those who may be considering these. I ordered a pair over the weekend and was told there is a 4 week wait for these headphones.
post #54 of 294
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Out of Stock Will be back to stock in late Nov.
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post #55 of 294
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Out of Stock Will be back to stock in late Nov.
Good job!!

If I didn't have headphones coming out of the wazzoo I would have ordered a pair by now.
post #56 of 294
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Loaner program?
101.
post #57 of 294
Yeah. Other than me being bummed, that is good news.
post #58 of 294
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I am very interested in getting a pair of this headphones but I am a bit concerned when I read there is "static/distortion". Anyone else experience the same? Sure look on feedback on this, thanks.
Absolutely no static or distortion here. They are working great, and I have been using them very heavily for several weeks now. Definitely one of the best headphones I have heard, and not even the SR007mk1 I own really puts it to shame, though I still prefer that one a bit.
post #59 of 294
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Absolutely no static or distortion here. They are working great, and I have been using them very heavily for several weeks now. Definitely one of the best headphones I have heard, and not even the SR007mk1 I own really puts it to shame, though I still prefer that one a bit.
What amp do you use them with?
Fang is saying a new EF5 will drive them and will be sold as combo in late Nov.
I need to find a USB/DAC now and with buying the ~$900 combo EF5/HE5 I don't have much left for DAC. Any suggestions on an adequate DAC for under $200?
post #60 of 294
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What amp do you use them with?
Fang is saying a new EF5 will drive them and will be sold as combo in late Nov.
I need to find a USB/DAC now and with buying the ~$900 combo EF5/HE5 I don't have much left for DAC. Any suggestions on an adequate DAC for under $200?
Super Pro DAC707 $120 at ALOAudio.com - I bought mine from eBay from another vendor and it's pretty decent, and on par with most portable DAC/amp DAC's via USB, and even better via optical. With my sigma 11 PSU upgrade it seems on par with my Headroom Micro DAC for about $150 less, after the cost of the DAC and used sigma 11 PSU. It can also run from a 12v-24v source, like a 12v SLA or battery.
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