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post #10501 of 14032
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Paying close attention to the volume knob is "KEY'  Just ask Dave (Happy Camper)  

 

Sometimes, this is hard. :evil:

post #10502 of 14032
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

One of my friends who recently became a headphile - thanks to me - asked me for a headphone recommendation for starters. Since he's new to the hobby I suggested something inexpensive like a HD600/650, but he said he's willing to go as high as $1.5K for both headphone and amp.

 

I thought of HE-6, but that only leaves around $200 for the amp and I have no idea which $200 amp, be it a headphone amp or a speaker amp, could possibly drive the HE-6. Do you know of any inexpensive amps that could drive the HE-6 well?

 

If that's out of the question, I could suggest him an HE-500, or probably the new Alpha Dog (which I have yet to hear), plus a Schiit Mjolnir maybe. It would be interesting to see if anyone has compared these three headphones.


Even though I don't advocate the absolute need of speaker amp for HE-6, I would say that if he already has a high quality speaker amp he could simply use that with HE-6 and save the money on amp. That's one of the beauties of HE-6 as a "starter" headphone. However, if he doesn't already has a HQ, transparent speaker amp, then I would consider going for used gear or an entirely different setup.

post #10503 of 14032

I always have my headphones plugged in when powering on or off. Not that I recommend doing the same...

 

During the meet, some guys cranked the volume on my amp too max! (200W @8ohm) But I also have resistors...

post #10504 of 14032
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

I always have my headphones plugged in when powering on or off. Not that I recommend doing the same...

 

During the meet, some guys cranked the volume on my amp too max! (200W @8ohm) But I also have resistors...

Lucky for them, else that would have been an expensive listening session for said careless person.

post #10505 of 14032
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Lucky for them, else that would have been an expensive listening session for said careless person.


I'm surprised that some people can listen that loudly! They wanted even more volume!

post #10506 of 14032
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I'm surprised that some people can listen that loudly! They wanted even more volume!

Yeah no kidding lol. :basshead:

post #10507 of 14032

:wink_face: Maybe members should flush with Debrox before meets.

post #10508 of 14032
My spirit for meets have waned. Too many portable kids that know little about complex and expensive gear. I'd like to roll through the big shows for experience and to check out some of the big time members rigs but I'd not take my stuff down anymore.
post #10509 of 14032
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Paying close attention to the volume knob is "KEY'  Just ask Dave (Happy Camper)  
In my defense, it wasn't the volume knob but the input and output gain on the DAC that was boosted +24 db each for a total of +48 db. But yes, know your gear before pressing the on button.
post #10510 of 14032
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

My spirit for meets have waned. Too many portable kids that know little about complex and expensive gear. I'd like to roll through the big shows for experience and to check out some of the big time members rigs but I'd not take my stuff down anymore.

 

:wink_face:  I know what you speaketh...

post #10511 of 14032
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

My spirit for meets have waned. Too many portable kids that know little about complex and expensive gear. I'd like to roll through the big shows for experience and to check out some of the big time members rigs but I'd not take my stuff down anymore.


What I found a bit strange about most attendees is that when they try a setup, all I can get out of them is "oh this sounds good". You just tried a flagship for the first time and there's nothing that impresses you?!

post #10512 of 14032
It's not just the meets either . I think in general people do not know what they are hearing. It like a great prepared food or wine . They do not have the experience to understand it. I can do a 100 k theater / media room . Spend days tweeting it .

They almost always say the same thing wow it's nice. And then I get a phone call in a week or two just asking how to do things . Never knowing or caring how it got that way . I have systems I program from my office or even my laptop on the road to make changes . Media rooms tweaked and then they buy new furniture move things and claim something is wrong. At least those people notice something happened . Lol.

Al D
post #10513 of 14032

All true and experienced this way. There is another side. Sometimes when things are experienced, we need to revisit and reassess. Often in a different frame of mind.

post #10514 of 14032
That is very true too like eating at a new rest and the food was ok. But going back it's better now
post #10515 of 14032

Now sitting at 208 hours on the HiFiMAN's, things are starting to get interesting... and enjoyable.

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