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post #4726 of 8451
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

HE500 is ~okay, fair sound quality, definitely not summit-fi level when stock. It took a lot of modifications to bring it to something that wows me.
Do tell
post #4727 of 8451
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

HE500 is ~okay, fair sound quality, definitely not summit-fi level when stock. It took a lot of modifications to bring it to something that wows me.

Not my experience. (Shrugs.)
post #4728 of 8451
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Not my experience. (Shrugs.)

 

I scrutinize SQ a lot (too much, almost), and always over all the genres of music I listen to (everything ranging from pop to rock to vocal to alternative to classical to electronic to god knows all the genres in between), which means whenever a piece of music sounds off to me, it ticks me off and I have to investigate as to what's causing it, whether it be a deficiency in the gear, or just improper mastering of the music in question.

 

With that in mind, HE500 exhibited a number of...not quite as bad as flaws, but aspects where they just don't shine. Look at how many dozens of hours of work I put into formulating earpad mods (and previously, grill mods to a lesser degree), they aren't for show, they were all my attempts at resolving various issues I've picked with the HE500.

 

It's only because I'm not resourceful enough, that I haven't delved much into cup damping or direct driver damping/mods. If I could have, I would.

 

 

Edit: getting wayy off-topic here. If anyone wants to discuss planars / HE500 further, might wanna head to HE500 thread instead.


Edited by jerg - 10/5/13 at 6:25pm
post #4729 of 8451
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

HE500 is ~okay, fair sound quality, definitely not summit-fi level when stock. It took a lot of modifications to bring it to something that wows me.

 The problem with He500 in my rig is that i cannot feel the a sound traveling from a distance 

 towards me. In other words, I could not feel the breathing of the singer like she was live next to me . I was told by Jaben headphone seller  that that is the setback  with most planar headphones. 

 

  What HD600 does to me is that it brutally showed aforementioned  flaw of planar magnetic .

  It terms of clarity  soundstage , i think HE500 wins. Having said that, He500 sound stage still  

  not realistic to me . In  short it is not believable. However, HD600 soundstage & clarity , despite 

  the was not as good as HE500 . they are  "  muaahhhh"  .   Emotion wise is ' doooope". 

 

By the way i am using lyr paired +cca tube & benchamark dac1 to power up my He500 with ALO cables

post #4730 of 8451
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

I scrutinize SQ a lot (too much, almost), and always over all the genres of music I listen to (everything ranging from pop to rock to vocal to alternative to classical to electronic to god knows all the genres in between), which means whenever a piece of music sounds off to me, it ticks me off and I have to investigate as to what's causing it, whether it be a deficiency in the gear, or just improper mastering of the music in question.

 

 Dont scrutinize too much. Just enjoy the music unless you want to become a musicians or be in music industry. If the sounds moves you emotionally & touches your soul. It is more than good enough.

 

Just to tell you my 4 cents experience ,

 

I have modded my rigs for almost a year to find a suitable set to make my hd600 touches my soul. I change the all the cables and even modified my power line to use the semiconductor class-tester noise filter. i make Hd600 sings with "believable" clarity  but the i never compromise the emotion factor. In other words, my hd600 sounds really touches my very very soul. Period

 

Then i went to international Hifi show in my country . This is where all mid to high high set up are displayed by vendors all around the world. Krell, Mark levinson ,Stax, Swedish statement  just to name a few. I was scared to go there at first because  music sound that i would be hearing there may just blown me away skyhigh .I was afraid that  whatever satisfaction on music that i have on my hd600 rigs is just a joke.

 

I went to each display room 2X just to make sure what i was listening was sufficient before i made my overall impression. I even managed to listen to LCD3 with ALO ref cables powered by WA6SE & using all top notch gears. None of  "them"  really moves my soul  me except one room which is playing music thru a clearaudio turntable which cost i think around USD 20k. Call me crazy ..that is what i felt. Music is a personal thing to me, 

 

What i am trying to say is that ,once you have tuned your rigs to touch you very soul..well thats it. It is very difficult for others to take it away from you from your rig. I achieved this thru HD600.They are made by senns with the concept of musicality i think

post #4731 of 8451
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

LOL! :D

 

I've got a soldering iron, but I don't know how to use it.

What bulk cable is a good match for the HD600?

You can always learn how to solder. Any decent quality cable is good. If you're using 1/4" plugs (lots of room for the wire), I'd bet that zip cord (plain brown power cord) would work just fine, unless you live next door to a radio station and might pick up RFI. :eek:

I've been ticked off at not being able to get headphone cables with a remote and microphone for my Galaxy S3. So tonight I took the offensive sounding earbuds that came with the phone and cut the buds off the end of the cable and soldered on a connector that I bought at Radio Shack. Now I can plug into that from a set of decent HPs or IEMs or an amp. I can now answer the phone, adjust the volume or skip tracks without touching the phone. No fiddling with the touch screen and lighting up the display. Right now I've got my HD600's plugged into an E12 and then through the new cable to the phone and it sounds fine. Although when I use an amp, I keep the phone at max volume and adjust volume at the amp.

The Samsung bud tips have been tossed into the garbage, perhaps they'll find Nemo. Or should I have flushed them down the toilet? :D

post #4732 of 8451
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post
 

 

What i am trying to say is that ,once you have tuned your rigs to touch you very soul..well thats it. It is very difficult for others to take it away from you from your rig. I achieved this thru HD600.They are made by senns with the concept of musicality i think

Well said :beerchug:

post #4733 of 8451

Been spending about one week with my new HD 600, I wonder why some people said this can lack of bass. My personal opinion, HD 600 paired with Aune T1 give my ear adequate bass. But of course not that V-Moda 100 bass like. I'm not a bass head but I appreciate accurate tight bass.

post #4734 of 8451
+1. I couldn't agree more. Especially when used with the Bottlehead Crack, which takes the bass to a different level as compared to solid state and WOT tube amps.
post #4735 of 8451

+2. Coming from basshead headphones that add lots of bass to every song, some tracks might sound bass light on the HD600s. But when the bass is actually there on the track, the HD600s pack some seriously satisfying punch.

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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 

 My personal opinion, HD 600 paired with Aune T1 give my ear adequate bass.

 

 

And I can insure you that your HD600 is not driven to its best with this Aune T1 . You're lucky, you've got possibilities to improve your set up with not too much money. I really loved my Aune T1 but I had the chance to buy my Meier Corda jazz a few times after I pruchased my HD580 and I discovered immediately a new headphone.  And I wasn't so much an amp believer before :) .   Aune T1 is definitely a good amp/Dac but not the best one IMO for HD580/600. 

post #4737 of 8451
The amp section of the T1 ain't as good as it sounds on paper. The main problem is the width of the sound, too small especially when you also use speakers on a regular basis. Fortunately, you can easily line out to another amp to make the best out of it. Sry for sidetracking abit here smily_headphones1.gif
post #4738 of 8451

For some reason, I just happened to stumble upon this thread. A few years ago, after joining the ''dark side'', I sold my HD600, and although I've never regretted selling my 600, I can understand how some peoples love them and might even see them as part of an end game setup.

 

I think that if we spend enough time listening to a pair of headphones that we like, we end up percieving those headphones's sound as, ''the right sound'', and anything that sounds different, won't sound right, some call this, brain burn in.

 

I hope this makes some sense to some of you, otherwise, I'm sorry for waisting your time.

post #4739 of 8451
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

And I can insure you that your HD600 is not driven to its best with this Aune T1 . You're lucky, you've got possibilities to improve your set up with not too much money. I really loved my Aune T1 but I had the chance to buy my Meier Corda jazz a few times after I pruchased my HD580 and I discovered immediately a new headphone.  And I wasn't so much an amp believer before :) .   Aune T1 is definitely a good amp/Dac but not the best one IMO for HD580/600. 

Of course it's not the best. Aune T1 is good but not good enough. This is just temporary DAC/amp as my wallet didn't agree with me for now.:D Will funding Crack in some times.

post #4740 of 8451
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

For some reason, I just happened to stumble upon this thread. A few years ago, after joining the ''dark side'', I sold my HD600, and although I've never regretted selling my 600, I can understand how some peoples love them and might even see them as part of an end game setup.

 

I think that if we spend enough time listening to a pair of headphones that we like, we end up percieving those headphones's sound as, ''the right sound'', and anything that sounds different, won't sound right, some call this, brain burn in.

 

I hope this makes some sense to some of you, otherwise, I'm sorry for waisting your time.

So true... Last time I used to dislike my FA-003. But after a year, I appreciate the sound. HD600 indeed better than my FA-003 but somehow FA-003 have some sound that missing in HD600 which is thick dark sound, energetic instrument and more fun in listening. I did plan to ditch my FA-003 but now I decided to keep her.

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