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post #286 of 1668
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Originally Posted by achristilaw View Post
T-shirts with Monikers like "OrthoMan".......etc.
"orthomen like watt the hear planely"

heh, awfully sad but it's all i could muster after a long day in the trenches.

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post #287 of 1668
Just don't wear it on a date!
post #288 of 1668
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Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post

Skylab have you tried it with one of your OTL tube amps (assuming you still have some)
Yes - as mentioned above - I've been using it with my Decware CSP-2 and modded/repaired Extreme - both are OTL - with excellent (IMO) results.
post #289 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Ashirgo View Post
True; apart from that large peak in 4kHz region, HE-5 are quite neutral.
i dont hear any peaks where did you hear HE-5 and wich amp did you use...maybe the peak is in the amp or somewhere else.
post #290 of 1668
I think he was "being a cynic"
post #291 of 1668
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Originally Posted by thinker View Post
i dont hear any peaks where did you hear HE-5 and wich amp did you use...maybe the peak is in the amp or somewhere else.
It is not the amp, it is the headphones. And, actually, I did not hear it, I saw it. Where? In the very HE-5's frequency response graph. That may explain why some people report sibilance issues on female vocals.
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post #292 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Ashirgo View Post
It is not the amp, it is the headphones. And, actually, I did not hear it, I saw it. Where? In the very HE-5's frequency response graph. That may explain why some people report sibilance issues on female vocals.
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Thanks ashirgo, for a while I doubted myself. Did you measure this yourself? I would be interested in the set up. Nice "smooth" trace into the low bass - it has a lovely rumble.

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post #293 of 1668
The credit for the measurements goes here: Google Translate
post #294 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Ashirgo View Post
The credit for the measurements goes here: Google Translate
thanks..i thought it was just me and dBel84 that were hearing that peak and slight sibilance.
post #295 of 1668
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(sniff!) I want my phones returned. I heard a continual spike on the upper register's of Piano and heard a nagging recurrence during some female operatic pieces. That small exhibit of strident character was exaggerated by compression of the amps I was using.

Tubes would roll the high freq's when in trouble and you wouldn't notice. Tube character is such that they are are smoothies when the waveform truncates (looks like a gentle roll actually) while they "clip" the peak frequency tops of that wave! Solid-State is NOT forgiving at all when the same waveform runs out of steam. Wild, non-linear wave tops and thermal runaway and the possibility of driver damage (mostly high frequency drivers in Loudspeakers ex.).
post #296 of 1668
While I believe that this peak actually adds some detail to the reproduction (and many acclaimed headphones share this freq. resp. characteristics: HD 800 and O2 MkI for instance), it depends on the recording if you hear this as sth unpleasant or not. From my experience, at least.
post #297 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Ashirgo View Post
The credit for the measurements goes here: Google Translate
"Some of the citrus this sibilant vocalist"

Love the translation from google. I strangely it seems like exactly what a wee treble spike could be described as. A citrus bite of sound I think this is know as synesthesia.
post #298 of 1668
I'm listening to the HE5's right now with a Compass and the sound is excellent, certainly not up to par with my Melos or Ear or the EF1, but it is very nice and foot tapping. These are nimble phones with quite the rich sound, better than Omega II's in my opinion, in fact better than any electrostat I've heard. I'm going to compare these to HD800s on Sunday and I can't wait. They look gorgeous in real life and they feel so very well built. In the $600 category, I would say they are impossible to beat given the current offerings.
post #299 of 1668
Interesting graph. I'd have to spend more time listening for sibilance or treble peaks but I didn't hear any in the short time I had with it. The T50RP line certainly conveys its lack of treble and low bass quite well, though, so maybe the graph is accurate.
post #300 of 1668
Hey Zanth, how would rate them against the PS-1000s? Cheers...
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