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post #91 of 294
Sorry for rambling on, especially in a paid MOT sponsored thread. I guess my point was, if you read the 10 previous posts, that the D7000's could be a contender in the bass department, if it weren't for the need for special wiring, and stealing away from the mid bass frequencies to make the lower extension so good.
The HE-5 does this without needing the expensive wiring and "borrowing" from the next level up, of bass frequencies. No thread confusion.
post #92 of 294
Any impressions of listening to HE-5 through a Solo SRG?
post #93 of 294
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Originally Posted by jyle_t View Post
Any impressions of listening to HE-5 through a Solo SRG?
I'll be able to comment soon, as will Skylab right before me, since we have one coming on loan.
post #94 of 294
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Any impressions of listening to HE-5 through a Solo SRG?
immtbiker should be able to provide feedback NOW on this pairing since he currently has both a Solo SRGII and the HE-5!
post #95 of 294
Any updates on shipping? Last week it was supposed to be early this week.
post #96 of 294
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No thread confusion.
My apologies, I should've read the whole thing through.
post #97 of 294
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Any updates on shipping? Last week it was supposed to be early this week.
Delayed for three days. Will ship at the end of this week.
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post #98 of 294
Normally up in my bedroom rig (CD5001 > PS Audio DLIII > HEV70, WA6, SAC and EF5 amps) I would use my HF-2, HD600, K1000 and HE60 the most; but now I find myself pretty much only listening to the HE-5 and enjoying them the most.

My basement rig is the Apogee > ZDT where I keep my HD800, LA7000 and RS-1, with SRD-7 Mk2 to drive O2 Mk1/Jade (awaiting Woo WES). I haven't felt the need to run down there in days to listen to music. I am still burning in the EF5 and HE-5 right now, and will do more comparisons at 200+ hours.

The HE-5 continue to amaze me with the their sound for only $600 phones. They are the best orthodynamic phones I have tried, and offer competition with phones twice their price, dynamic or electrostatic.
post #99 of 294
I hope they make an inexpensive balanced cable(4 pin xlr) for it soon. I would buy one just to compare against the K1000 but I don't want to modify the stock cable due to resale/refund. It would be interesting to see what they can do running off the F1.
post #100 of 294
^if you would be up for modification of the stock cable, why not make your own balanced cable? It's not like you have to do any work on the cans themselves.
post #101 of 294
The newest generation of the Solo SRG and the HE-5's have great synergy.
Currently until I send it on it is my "Go to rig." Word of caution. The SRG must be left on for maximum output, otherwise it sounds dry and lifeless.
Mr. Arroyo taught me this. Even though it's SS, I'm not sure if it's the amp or the separate P/S, it makes a world of difference.

The SRG also sounds great with the hD800's and the higher quality Grados.
I'm listening to it right now, with the HE-5's, as we speak (write).

Gobble...gobble.
post #102 of 294
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Originally Posted by tintin47 View Post
^if you would be up for modification of the stock cable, why not make your own balanced cable? It's not like you have to do any work on the cans themselves.
That would be fine with me if the connectors that go into the headphone cups are easy to get ahold of. I have a bunch of extra 18awg copper wire here and cardas quad solder. Anyone know what type of connectors are used?
post #103 of 294
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Delayed for three days. Will ship at the end of this week.
Thank you for the update. Reading these posts makes me anticipate these cans that much more.
post #104 of 294
Steve Guttenberg just did a little mini-review of the HE-5, says he prefers them to HD-800.
post #105 of 294
And the Head-Direct website now lists them as in stock
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