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post #2491 of 2847

+1 I heard opinions from different sources praising the HE-6 with the Taurus MKII. I wonder how it compares to the HE-6 & V200...

post #2492 of 2847
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Originally Posted by hennessys View Post
 

Taurus MK2 or the MK1?

 

Both - I had the original and later replaced it with the MKII, and both do an exceptional job. Honestly I don't think the sound changed at all, but other aspects did. Which is good because the original sounds excellent!

 

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mk2, and i read project86 review of it is soon to be published on inner fidelity, really looking forward reading that one

 

Should be up in the next week or less. 

post #2493 of 2847
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roskodan View Post

Thank you)

But V100 already coming to me :)

 

 

 


excellent choice !

 

for the hd650 it's sure on par with the v200, and with the hd800 it may even be the better choice, rumors have it that...

 

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Originally Posted by waterlogic View Post

Axel Grell from Sennheiser is the designer of HD800.
He also listens to his HD800 with his personal HPA V100 !!!

 

i'm sure it does great with low impedance headphones and hard to drive orthos too

post #2494 of 2847
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for the hd650 it's sure on par with the v200, and with the hd800 it may even be the better choice, rumors have it that...

 

I had both the V100 and the V200 together for a while. With my wife we did some A-B comparison out of curiosity with the AKG K550, HD650, HD800, DT880 (600 Ohms), T1 & the HE-6.

 

IMHO the v100 and the HD650 is a great pairing. I found the V200 too dark with it, but it’s also depending which version of the HD650 you have.

 

The HD800 is great with both amps. The V100 was a bit more analytical, but larger sound-stage. The V200 more warm and musical, but brings the instruments perhaps a bit closer.


Edited by hennessys - 2/7/14 at 3:55am
post #2495 of 2847

Just ordered a V200 for my HE-500! I'm very exited! 

I was searching for an "end of game" setup for a while, so I really hope I found it!

To be honest, I was hasitateing for a while between the V200 and the Yulong A18, mainly because of the soundstage difference. But since project86 said in one of his reply in the A18 thread that he would go for the V200 with the HE-500 if he had to do single ended, and I have  to do single ended, there was no question for me anymore.

It may sound a bit silly to make such a decision based on just one opinion, but since I also purchased my m-stage amp for my AKGs after reading his ( also excellent ) review about it, and had no regret at all, I knew I can trust his words. That's a great amp too, "simple, cheap, and excellent" indeed. But obviously just can't make the HE-500 to sing at its best. So I'm selling it now ... ( already sold the AKGs )

Anyway, I will receive my V200 next week, and really-really looking forward to it!!

post #2496 of 2847
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Originally Posted by vian View Post
 

Just ordered a V200 for my HE-500! I'm very exited! 

I was searching for an "end of game" setup for a while, so I really hope I found it!

To be honest, I was hasitateing for a while between the V200 and the Yulong A18, mainly because of the soundstage difference. But since project86 said in one of his reply in the A18 thread that he would go for the V200 with the HE-500 if he had to do single ended, and I have  to do single ended, there was no question for me anymore.

It may sound a bit silly to make such a decision based on just one opinion, but since I also purchased my m-stage amp for my AKGs after reading his ( also excellent ) review about it, and had no regret at all, I knew I can trust his words. That's a great amp too, "simple, cheap, and excellent" indeed. But obviously just can't make the HE-500 to sing at its best. So I'm selling it now ... ( already sold the AKGs )

Anyway, I will receive my V200 next week, and really-really looking forward to it!!


I am absolutely loving the HE-500 on the V200....I do not miss the Sennheiser HD-800 one bit!

post #2497 of 2847
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I am absolutely loving the HE-500 on the V200....I do not miss the Sennheiser HD-800 one bit!

Thanks guido! That really tells me something! I will have a secret affair my wife shouldn't know about...:smile:

post #2498 of 2847

anyone with the v800/v200 combo that would like to give impressions about:

 

v800 -> RCA -> v200 +6dB pre-gain

 

vs

 

v800 -> XLR -> v200 +0dB pre-gain

 

which setup do you prefer?

post #2499 of 2847

Today I got my V100, but have to wait ( Y ) until tomorrow: 2-week frost shipping

Violectric looks awesome, better than the photo :)

post #2500 of 2847

congratulations !!! make sure to "defrost" it before use, he he... it's about time someone review it and open an appreciation thread :wink_face:

post #2501 of 2847
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Originally Posted by vian View Post

Just ordered a V200 for my HE-500! I'm very exited! 
I was searching for an "end of game" setup for a while, so I really hope I found it!
To be honest, I was hasitateing for a while between the V200 and the Yulong A18, mainly because of the soundstage difference. But since project86 said in one of his reply in the A18 thread that he would go for the V200 with the HE-500 if he had to do single ended, and I have  to do single ended, there was no question for me anymore.
It may sound a bit silly to make such a decision based on just one opinion, but since I also purchased my m-stage amp for my AKGs after reading his ( also excellent ) review about it, and had no regret at all, I knew I can trust his words. That's a great amp too, "simple, cheap, and excellent" indeed. But obviously just can't make the HE-500 to sing at its best. So I'm selling it now ... ( already sold the AKGs )
Anyway, I will receive my V200 next week, and really-really looking forward to it!!

I think you'll be very happy with the V200. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2502 of 2847

Thanks Kendoji! Yeah, I can feel that this is going to be my amp, and paired with the HE-500 I'm gonna have a wonderful rigg I've never had before.

post #2503 of 2847
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Originally Posted by vian View Post

I think you'll be very happy with the V200. smily_headphones1.gif

 

let's not forget it's good with pretty much everything you can throw at it, beyer t1, hd650, hd800, lcd2, lcd3... and perfect for iems too !

 

i was inspecting closely the front aluminum faceplate, the finish, the laser engraved labels, perfect, has nothing to envy the conductor !

post #2504 of 2847
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

 

let's not forget it's good with pretty much everything you can throw at it, beyer t1, hd650, hd800, lcd2, lcd3... and perfect for iems too !

 

i was inspecting closely the front aluminum faceplate, the finish, the laser engraved labels, perfect, has nothing to envy the conductor !

Yes, I've read in the review, that it's a really versatile amp and it was another good reason for me to buy the V200 instead of the Yulong A18. 

Though the HE-500s are going to be my only full size phones, but I'm thinking about to upgrade my IEMs ( sound magic ) to a Hifiman RE-400, since I've read a lot of good things about them.

 

Yes, it's another great example of the famous german craftsmanship!

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