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Originally Posted by revolte View Post
 

Hey guys, I recently got a he-500 and it sounds amazing so far.  However, I had originally planned to get the he-400 and an amp but then ended up blowing my budget on the he-500, no regrets.  Can anyone recommend a decent amp for the he-500 under $200? preferably around 150.

I know such a cheap amp wouldn't show the full potential of the he-500 but an amp is better than no amp.  I am aiming to get a Lyr/modi or Lyr/Bifrost or something similar in the future


Read through this thread and this one: LINK

post #11897 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Read through this thread and this one: LINK

Thanks, I'll check it out

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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


How about the highly praised and im sure you've heard of.. Emotiva mini-x? I'm using it and love it, Koiloco uses it and prefers it over tons of other amps over 2x the cost, and tons of other people love it. Why not give it a shot?


I have read about the mini-x, It sounds interesting.  Which output are you using on the mini-x for the he-500?

post #11898 of 18011
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Originally Posted by revolte View Post

Hey guys, I recently got a he-500 and it sounds amazing so far.  However, I had originally planned to get the he-400 and an amp but then ended up blowing my budget on the he-500, no regrets.  Can anyone recommend a decent amp for the he-500 under $200? preferably around 150.

I know such a cheap amp wouldn't show the full potential of the he-500 but an amp is better than no amp.  I am aiming to get a Lyr/modi or Lyr/Bifrost or something similar in the future


Just get the schiit magni and modi. An amp and a DAC for 200. I use that with the he500s at work. It's a really really good setup for what you pay for.

Dont believe the snobs that say it's not enough. It is enough. Not the best but it's not underpowered by any means.

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post #11899 of 18011
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Thanks, I'll check it out


I have read about the mini-x, It sounds interesting.  Which output are you using on the mini-x for the he-500?
Well the only option is speaker taps. It may sound intimidating but it's not a big deal to use speaker taps at all. No worries from me.
post #11900 of 18011
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post


Just get the schiit magni and modi. An amp and a DAC for 200. I use that with the he500s at work. It's a really really good setup for what you pay for.

Dont believe the snobs that say it's not enough. It is enough. Not the best but it's not underpowered by any means.

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an emotiva owner is no snob...far from it... they are probably the best example of budgetminded people, they want as much as possible for the lowest budget ;) 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/11/14 at 2:08pm
post #11901 of 18011
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Originally Posted by revolte View Post
 

Thanks, I'll check it out


I have read about the mini-x, It sounds interesting.  Which output are you using on the mini-x for the he-500?

See this thread: LINK

post #11902 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


an emotiva owner is no snob...far from it... they are probably the best example of budgetminded people, they want as much as possible for the lowest budget wink.gif  
Just wondering, what kind of equipment might make the owner be considered a snob wink.gif

Hint: maybe something blue? hehe
post #11903 of 18011
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Just wondering, what kind of equipment might make the owner be considered a snob wink.gif

Hint: maybe something blue? hehe


Ha, any kind that a person is snobby about.

post #11904 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Just wondering, what kind of equipment might make the owner be considered a snob wink.gif

Hint: maybe something blue? hehe

yep..i knew it!! i knew u would hint me.. :wink:

yes they (yep u too) probably will call me a snob for sure..but i dont mind..as long i have my musical bliss they can call me any way they want  :D

 

but dont forget..i never ever received or won any money (or anything to be honest!) without working for it...and trust me when i say this..i have had years in a row that i didnt went on holiday with my family (they went without me) because of important projects that had deadlines and in meantime u guys with ur 'NON-SNOB' butts were going on holidays or having relaxed days off with ur budget amps,,, :deadhorse:

 

for me a snob is someone who can buy stuff without working one single second for it.....and then say that others are snobs because they have nice stuff also :D 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/11/14 at 2:33pm
post #11905 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Just wondering, what kind of equipment might make the owner be considered a snob wink.gif

Hint: maybe something blue? hehe


I am really messed up cuz I don't know how to classify myself.  I have the Mini-X and a Woo WA22 for my HE500.  I would just call myself...."music lover"...

post #11906 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Just wondering, what kind of equipment might make the owner be considered a snob wink.gif

Hint: maybe something blue? hehe


The volume LED on the Mini-X is totally blue and is a perfect circle.  :D

post #11907 of 18011

 Anyone heard the HE-500 on the Project Ember? Looking for a second amp and the Ember has piqued my interest as of late...

post #11908 of 18011
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 Anyone heard the HE-500 on the Project Ember? Looking for a second amp and the Ember has piqued my interest as of late...
+1 I'm also curious about this
post #11909 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


I am really messed up cuz I don't know how to classify myself.  I have the Mini-X and a Woo WA22 for my HE500.  I would just call myself...."music lover"...


Can you tell a difference between the WA22 and the mini-X when using either with the HE-500? I mean if you were blindfolded and someone swapped back and forth between the two could you honestly tell the difference and be able to name which was being used each time?

post #11910 of 18011
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Can you tell a difference between the WA22 and the mini-X when using either with the HE-500? I mean if you were blindfolded and someone swapped back and forth between the two could you honestly tell the difference and be able to name which was being used each time?


Fortunately yes and they are quite distinctive so it's not hard.  I am confident enough to say that I'll get 10/10 blindfolded. It will only take either a bass heavy track or a vocal track to tell the 2 amps apart easily.

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