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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post
 

The HE-300 has to be one of the most underrated phone around.  The Hifiman planars get all the love but these things rock.  Been listening to them for a few hours exclusively.  They do various genres deliciously.  I have the velour pads on which the sound is better than the pleather.  The pleather pads give a more congested and dark sound.  They also scale really well with amps.  The mids on these things are yummy!!!

 

:beerchug:

Did you buy the velour pads aftermarket?what velour headphone did you use on HE-300?coz on that photo the pads i see is like the stock one due to its color :bigsmile_face:,does HE-300 have a strong and punchy bass?and does the mids are well textured to handle weighty guitar distortion for metal music,or its more suitable for listening female vocal(love the voice of Hayley Westenra for now :D)?coz currently i doesn't have a full size cans for my desktop setup :(,how it compare to the DT880?

Thank's for the explanation

 

:beerchug:

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Not the best picture ever, but current setup below with the new GS-X

 

post #18438 of 18449
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Not the best picture ever, but current setup below with the new GS-X

 

 

Could you provide some initial thoughts on the GS-X?

post #18439 of 18449
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Originally Posted by DVass13 View Post
 

 

Could you provide some initial thoughts on the GS-X?

 

Sure, though I'll just be repeating the same thoughts as previous owners.

 

The statement made in the GS-X thread about it being "a wire with gain" is a very accurate description.  Everything seems very balanced and the perception is that the amp is reproducing exactly what's there.  Really, really good tight bass without overemphasis and in perfect balance with the mids and treble.  For example, my Bryston BHA-1 has a black background which I thought was perfect until I heard the GS-X, which has no background at all.  I know that seems like an odd comment, and probably doesn't make much sense until you hear both units.  Not saying the Bryston is bad, just that the GS-X seems to be better (purer?).  The Headamp/LCD3 combo is the best I've heard to date and at this point, it's hard to imagine buying another SS amp.

 

The build quality is outrageously good and it looks better in person than in most of the pictures.

 

If you have the patience, I would recommend making a deposit. 

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Not the best picture ever, but current setup below with the new GS-X

 

Nice background there

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 second listening area - the lcd-x is missing in action and aci subwoofer by the right side .


Edited by screwdriver - 7/22/14 at 9:30pm
post #18443 of 18449

Do tell all that fine equipment ya got there :L3000:

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 second listening area - the lcd-x is missing in action and aci subwoofer by the right side .

 

 

Love those speakers, the contrast to everything else is perfect.

post #18445 of 18449
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post
 

Just re-organized the office corner listening station.

 

From left to right:

 

LD MKIVSE

Audio-GD FUN (A) (Sun OPA)

HE-300

SP MPX3 (6SN7x2 & 2C51)

Sony Vaio

DV 336SE

NuForce u-Dac (rear)

Fiio E07k (rear)

What is your favorite amp pairing with the HD650? I'm in the market for a new unit (mostly going back and forth between the Crack and Rega EAR at the moment), and would love to hear what you think of various amps that I haven't yet looked into thoroughly.

post #18446 of 18449
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Originally Posted by indrameyz View Post
 

Did you buy the velour pads aftermarket?what velour headphone did you use on HE-300?coz on that photo the pads i see is like the stock one due to its color :bigsmile_face:,does HE-300 have a strong and punchy bass?and does the mids are well textured to handle weighty guitar distortion for metal music,or its more suitable for listening female vocal(love the voice of Hayley Westenra for now :D)?coz currently i doesn't have a full size cans for my desktop setup :(,how it compare to the DT880?

Thank's for the explanation

 

:beerchug:

 

 

Hey indrameyz,

 

I purchased the HE-300 used from a head-fier and they came with velour and pleather pads.  Don't know if they are stock or not.

 

Yes, punchy bass but not overpowering, mids are delicious and they have handled various genres quite nicely (metal, rock, hip-hop, house, trance, dub etc.).  Vocals are sweeeeet indeed!

 

The DT880s are more refined overall with less bass and has the edge on the top end.  I'll take the mids of the HE-300 anyday..lol...:D

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

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What is your favorite amp pairing with the HD650? I'm in the market for a new unit (mostly going back and forth between the Crack and Rega EAR at the moment), and would love to hear what you think of various amps that I haven't yet looked into thoroughly.

 

 

Hey ssrocks64,

 

Well, through the years I have plugged them into various amps.  My favorite amp for them that I own if I had to choose one to take to a desert island that has power for a year would be the WA2. :D.............Next would be the Mapletree Ear+HD (it's not only for Grados)...:bigsmile_face:

 

The MKIVSE and DV336SE (fitz mod) are no slouches with 'em either and they sound good indeed but there's something about the WA2 and the synergy.

 

Solid state I would go with LDMKVII (balanced) and for SE the A-GD NFB-11.32.  The sabre chip in the 11.32 matches very well with the HD650s and really opens them up quite nicely.

 

I hear the Crack is a monster with the HD650s, but unfortunately never listened to it.

 

Cheers!


Edited by HeatFan12 - Yesterday at 10:04 pm
post #18447 of 18449

I stumbled across this thread a couple of months back now and i have finally caught up, ive pretty well read or at least skimmed over every single post. its been very enlightening seeing certain peoples "head-fi station' evolve over the time. My rig is still a bit of a work in progress, i thought i was done but nope, my wa7 TP has been shipped back for repairs, a big shoutout to hifiguy528 or mike, over at Woo audio for taking great care of me!. Ill also probably be picking up a GS-X mk2 the week after next as well. Anyway here is my rig as it currently is. Ill take some nicer shots once i get my final parts in. :)
Sorry about the bad quality pictures, i was expecting them to turn out better.. oh well, i promise the next batch will be better!


Edited by Aaranu - Today at 1:13 am
post #18448 of 18449
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Originally Posted by Aaranu View Post
 

I stumbled across this thread a couple of months back now and i have finally caught up, ive pretty well read or at least skimmed over every single post. its been very enlightening seeing certain peoples "head-fi station' evolve over the time. My rig is still a bit of a work in progress, i thought i was done but nope, my wa7 TP has been shipped back for repairs, a big shoutout to hifiguy528 or mike, over at Woo audio for taking great care of me!. Ill also probably be picking up a GS-X mk2 the week after next as well. Anyway here is my rig as it currently is. Ill take some nicer shots once i get my final parts in. :)
Sorry about the bad quality pictures, i was expecting them to turn out better.. oh well, i promise the next batch will be better!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Very impressive collection of gear.  What do you think of the Lehmann Linear, compared with the other amps?  I've been seriously considering one of these and I see you have phones plugged into the Woo and the Schiit, but not the Lehmann.  Are you still using it?

post #18449 of 18449
@HeatFan12 : seems to be yummy for under $300 biggrin.gif
from your impression it can outmanuvering the dt770 80ohm which i found have a laidback mids on it (and the dt770 are spend a lot $ than the HE-300 in my place,even the dt770 are cheaper from the dt880 i still can't enjoy the laidback mids on the dt770 frown.gif ) thank's mate biggrin.gif
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