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post #1261 of 18029

Big +1

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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post

Try only using the HE500 for a week, then switch back :)
 

post #1262 of 18029

Okay I'll try that.  I'm just use to being impressed really quickly.  The SR80i was amazing coming from ibuds and the HD650 really impressed me coming from the D2000 and K701.

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Okay I'll try that.  I'm just use to being impressed really quickly.  The SR80i was amazing coming from ibuds and the HD650 really impressed me coming from the D2000 and K701.

lol what, the hd650 impressed you coming from the k701? THIS IS MADNESS

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lol what, the hd650 impressed you coming from the k701? THIS IS MADNESS

 

I did like the K701 more than the D2000 though.  I still wish I had the K701 because at least it was different than the HD650, where the HE-500 sounds nearly the same at the moment.

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I did like the K701 more than the D2000 though.  I still wish I had the K701 because at least it was different than the HD650, where the HE-500 sounds nearly the same at the moment.

haha so ive heard. Why didnt u get the hd800!

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haha so ive heard. Why didnt u get the hd800!

 

I don't know... I'm going to highly consider an exchange though if these don't improve.  I was really close to pulling the trigger on a Beyer T1 and decided against it at the last moment.

post #1267 of 18029

One thing these things can take is volume.  You can keep cranking it and they stay crystal clear.  Nice.

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One thing these things can take is volume.  You can keep cranking it and they stay crystal clear.  Nice.

 

its not like you're going to be listening at 95db though

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its not like you're going to be listening at 95db though

 

yeah, I like to keep it around 80 - 82 peak

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yeah, I like to keep it around 80 - 82 peak

i wish i knew how loud i listen but i dont have a sound lever meter and i dont want to buy one just for that. frown.gif

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i wish i knew how loud i listen but i dont have a sound lever meter and i dont want to buy one just for that. frown.gif

 

I know what you mean.  The only reason I bought one was to set up my theater's speakers.  It also depends on the recording also, something like Deadmau5 would probably be over 95 dB after listening to Diana Krall on 80 dB.

post #1272 of 18029

These are getting better and better by the hour.  I've put around 16 hours on them and they are really coming alive now.  Sound freaking amazing and very very clear.  The HD650 is now officially worried.

 

Edit:  They are comfortable, I just can't wear them long with my large black glasses.  Once I took my glasses off I wore them all night with no fatigue at all.  Probably wouldn't be a problem if I had thin framed glasses.


Edited by brokenthumb - 5/9/12 at 4:59pm
post #1273 of 18029

Yea, that was a problem for me too since I have pretty thick glasses. I got used to it though. 

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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

These are getting better and better by the hour.  I've put around 16 hours on them and they are really coming alive now.  Sound freaking amazing and very very clear.  The HD650 is now officially worried.

 

Edit:  They are comfortable, I just can't wear them long with my large black glasses.  Once I took my glasses off I wore them all night with no fatigue at all.  Probably wouldn't be a problem if I had thin framed glasses.

post #1274 of 18029

It's interesting to read your impressions. Comfort wise HE-500 are much more comfortable than the death grip of the HD650. I used to take Aleve after listening to the HD650 for more than a couple of hours

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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

It's interesting to read your impressions. Comfort wise HE-500 are much more comfortable than the death grip of the HD650. I used to take Aleve after listening to the HD650 for more than a couple of hours

 

Thanks.  These are starting to really impress me.  I haven't went back to the HD650 yet but I did watch some tv tonite and the HE-500 makes my speakers sound like utter crap now.  I'm starting to "get" the ortho sound.

 

After a couple of months my HD650 started to fit looser and got to the point where I could wear them for many hours at a time with no problem.  The HE-500 fit reminds me of the Denon D2000.  It clamps a little tighter than the D2000 but if you look down it will still slide forward a bit.  I would say the HE-500 is comfortable, I wore them for 6+ hours straight yesterday with no problems once I removed my glasses.

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