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post #1861 of 1927
thank you for your response.
when see your profile, i remember my gone hd598 that gave me great Cello sound.
for that reason, if i should have second phone, it will be Hd598.
post #1862 of 1927
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Congrats on your HE-5LE, Dafo!

Thank you very much, I am very happy with it :-)
post #1863 of 1927
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Originally Posted by Joong View Post

thank you for your response.
when see your profile, i remember my gone hd598 that gave me great Cello sound.
for that reason, if i should have second phone, it will be Hd598.

I got the HD598 primarily for watching television and movies. It's lighter than the HE-5LE and has a slightly softer treble, but without being too subdued. It's also a lot easier to drive than the HE-5LE.

 

But I do listen to music with it on occasion too. It sounds quite different, so it makes a good complement. Has great depth of soundstage, which is the one area the HE-5LE doesn't do very well.

post #1864 of 1927
I sold my pair, so I'm gonna unsubscribe. These were received really well at the NYC Meet on an Emotiva A-100 Mini-X so for $219 new I would Feinstein recomend giving it a try!
post #1865 of 1927

I rate the this line like this.. HE-6 --> HE-5LE --> HE-5 --> HE-500 --> HE-4  All so close.  Did not like the HE400s at all.  I just might try to get the HE-5LEs back.

post #1866 of 1927
Yeah I preferred the 5Le to the 500. The LE is brighter and more lively.
post #1867 of 1927
They are light weight too.
it is very important to me.
post #1868 of 1927
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I rate the this line like this.. HE-6 --> HE-5LE --> HE-5 --> HE-500 --> HE-4  All so close.  Did not like the HE400s at all.  I just might try to get the HE-5LEs back.

 

That's interesting. The HE-5 I mean!

post #1869 of 1927

Yeah Clem,

 

The 5LEs are a little better 5.  This is going from audio memory not side by side.  I should send you the 5s so you can do a side by side.  This is a used pair of course so the clamp is not as tight as I would like it to be.   Let me know..

post #1870 of 1927
Another note to the LE vs 500, I found the LE incredibly hard to drive. I found that the soloist really pushed them well but just didn't have the gain on quiet songs. I made a DIY Twisted Pear amp and the same is true. The TP is unity gain, so I want to find out how to get some gain at least. But the 500 is recommended 1w while the LE is recommended 2w. Not many amps can deliver 2w into 38 ohms or w/e the impedence of the LE is
post #1871 of 1927
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Another note to the LE vs 500, I found the LE incredibly hard to drive. I found that the soloist really pushed them well but just didn't have the gain on quiet songs. I made a DIY Twisted Pear amp and the same is true. The TP is unity gain, so I want to find out how to get some gain at least. But the 500 is recommended 1w while the LE is recommended 2w. Not many amps can deliver 2w into 38 ohms or w/e the impedence of the LE is


I feel like a broken record, but the HE adapter direct to the speaker B outs on my Marantz can power just about anything.

 

Schiit has a couple of options as well, with the Lyr being pretty popular.  If I go totally balanced, there is also the Mjolnir.

 

Info you probably already know, but as a 5LE owner I think the HE adapter or other speaker tap solutions can save a lot of money regarding amplification.

post #1872 of 1927

The HE adapter really isn't needed with SS speaker amps opposed to tube speaker amps.  Also the Emotiva is a good low cost solution for the HE-5LE.

 

Only $169 at the moment:

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

post #1873 of 1927
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

The HE adapter really isn't needed with SS speaker amps opposed to tube speaker amps.  Also the Emotiva is a good low cost solution for the HE-5LE.

 

Only $169 at the moment:

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100


True.  But the idea of pumping 150 watts into the headphones sounds like a recipe for disaster for a klutz like me. We do have an old Harmon Kardon  AVR-20 I would feel pretty safe with.  But not my main receiver.

post #1874 of 1927

http://www.amazon.com/SA-50-TDA7492-Digital-Amplifier-Adapter/dp/B008XTDBYW

 

i am using this tiny T-amp on the HE-6

no buzz or humm off my audiogd dac.

post #1875 of 1927
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True.  But the idea of pumping 150 watts into the headphones sounds like a recipe for disaster for a klutz like me. We do have an old Harmon Kardon  AVR-20 I would feel pretty safe with.  But not my main receiver.

 

No need to worry on a SS amp.  Just be carful with the volume knob and you're good.  Plu, if you don't need that box - don't use it.  It uses cheap resistors in it.  Takes away from the SQ compared to using the Headphones without it. 

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