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post #9631 of 19936
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Originally Posted by HeyWaj10 View Post

 

Malveaux,

 

How does this setup rank vs. something like a Bifrost/Lyr combo?  Is the expense/process of the XLR-->Speaker tap cable worth it?  I'm highly interested in going the HE-500 route, but was wondering if going into all of the cable mods is required to really reach their potential?

 

Thanks!

 

Heya,

 

Information here.

 

Long story short, I much prefer this setup to my bifrost/lyr. The cost of the cable and this amp is less than the cost of a new Lyr. You can have a speaker tap adapter made for like $30~40 or so. I made a very expensive cable, but it still was less than the cost of the Lyr. You can get the adapter and a good speaker amp like this mini-X here for $250 or less. That leaves a lot of room for DAC options. As for the Bifrost, it's a good DAC, no doubt, but I find the price tag not justified (and I went USB on mine). I don't really notice much difference between it and my NFB12 as a DAC or something like a Music Streamer II, but maybe my ears just are not golden enough. Point being, for $250+$150 you can get the source setup capable of really pushing the HE-500 to it's limits (you can even go to HE-6 if you want, it can handle that beast too) which is very inexpensive if you think about it. I was just playing around with this for fun and it just so happened to be a better sound, to me, than the Lyr and other amps. But I sort of expected it to as orthos just seems to love tons of current.

 

Very best,

post #9632 of 19936
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Been switching between my Hifimans and speakers lately.

 

 

Very best,

Dang!!, great setup you've got there Mal beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Is that cable hard wired into the HiFiman headphone?

 

 

Yeah it's look like it, cuz i don't see any connectors on the headphones.. but then again i'm not pretty sure..

post #9633 of 19936
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Is that cable hard wired into the HiFiman headphone?

 

Yep.

post #9634 of 19936

Thats my current set up:

 

Overview:

 

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Macbook Air (early 2012) -> Schiit Lyr -> Hifiman He500 / Akg K550

 

 

 

Shot of the Lyr:

 

 

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And a try of a macro shot of my K550:

 

 

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post #9635 of 19936

Shot of the Lyr is definitely my favorite of the bunch, looks very sultry with those glowing tubes swaddled in aluminum. Great job!!

post #9636 of 19936
Quote:

Macbook Air (early 2012) -> Schiit Lyr -> Hifiman He500 / Akg K550

Optical out to RCA? That's a sweet setup, real clean
post #9637 of 19936

Rega Planet > MAD Ear+ HD Super 2 > vintage Grado 325 

 

 

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post #9638 of 19936

The Planet is a seriously sexy CD player.

post #9639 of 19936
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post


Optical out to RCA? That's a sweet setup, real clean

No unfortunetly the Macbook Air´s dont have optical out, so its just the standart output.

And also thanks for the comments :)

post #9640 of 19936
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Originally Posted by Destroyer95 View Post

No unfortunetly the Macbook Air´s dont have optical out, so its just the standart output.

And also thanks for the comments :)


All that and no DAC?

post #9641 of 19936
Yeah i know, but i just got my lyr and he500s two weeks ago so that really hurt my wallet ( lyr + he500s were about 1300 $ cause i live in germany) and as I am only 17 wink.gif and apart from that the dac of the MacBooks is quite decent but a dedicated dac will be my next purchase
post #9642 of 19936
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Originally Posted by Destroyer95 View Post

Thats my current set up:

 

Overview:

 

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Very clean looking set-up. I love it!

I gotta ask, why do your neighbors have bars on all their windows?

post #9643 of 19936
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Originally Posted by pwnm30rdi3 View Post

Very clean looking set-up. I love it!
I gotta ask, why do your neighbors have bars on all their windows?

:DD that's quite usual here and we have it too, it is that the kids don't fall out off the windows when they are open.
post #9644 of 19936
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

i'm impressed lugbug that you've got a bedroom and a living room setup - do they run off the same music source?

No, I've got two laptops. One main one downstairs and a little netbook that I use only for music upstairs :)

post #9645 of 19936

a while ago my skull candy's broke, found Head-fi looking for something new, didn't even know what IEM stood for.

 

2 Months later I got this:

 

laptop>FLAC, or Garrard mk. 2> Fisher 400>AKG Q701, or two Twinaziom 12in

 

 

 

Thanks head-fi, learned a ton!!beyersmile.png

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