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I just used Amazon for the paracord.  There was no difference in price (free shipping), and it was easy to check out the various patterns.  There are hundreds of them, but I found it easy to dismiss most of them.  It was down to a handful, and mine is wife-approved ;)  .... which will make you get neon pink and green, just to piss yours off :D

You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

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You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

 

You know what it'll cost you to find out, right....

 

 

One MILLION dollars!!

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You sure that you're really not Dr. Evil?

 

 

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You know what it'll cost you to find out, right....

 

 

One MILLION dollars!!

Man, you are wired up tonight.:eek:

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Man, you are wired up tonight.:eek:

 

As Beck sang once... Gettin' juiced up beyond belief!

 

http://rapgenius.com/Beck-beercan-lyrics

 

I stepped on those grapes my own self ;)

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As Beck sang once... Gettin' juiced up beyond belief!

 

http://rapgenius.com/Beck-beercan-lyrics

 

I stepped on those grapes my own self ;)

Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.


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Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.

 

LMAO :D

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Then there's Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." You know what happened when his lemon got squeezed? Why, Lemon Juice, of course.

 

 

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LMAO :D

Now, I've got to go and listen some to my HE-500 with its lousy stiff microphonic cable. :mad: Incentive to start ordering stuff from that list you posted.

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Now, I've got to go and listen some to my HE-500 with its lousy stiff microphonic cable. :mad: Incentive to start ordering stuff from that list you posted.

 

Cue Nelson from The Simpsons....  HAHA!

 


Sorry, man, but it had to be said ;)

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Took my he 500 for replacing the o ring 2 weeks ago.. Miss them as hell:rolleyes:
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ITT: not HE-500

 

LOL anyone know when the new Hifimans are set to come out for auditioning and purchase (in Canada?)

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Thanks for the recommendation guys! HE-6 or HD-800, that is the question..
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I've hit a conundrum. I love my desktop rig so much, and the HE-500s sound so good, that I have realized immediately I need to upgrade my IEMs stat, my old ass cx300s just don't cut it, I realized a while ago that I simply don't listen to IEMs anymore, which is a shame considering I could be utilizing them a lot. The conundrum comes in do I get a cheap set now(ety kids or similar) and upgrade to a CIEM, or go for a decent IEM now(hf5 or re-400). I just think that even the hf5 or re-400 or similar is still going to leave a lot to be desired, so I feel like it would be a waste if I shelved them so quickly. The third option is brace my wallet and just go for a nice universal or custom right now.

 

So, suggestions? What are you guys using for portable to scratch the itch when the HE-500 isn't appropriate?

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I've hit a conundrum. I love my desktop rig so much, and the HE-500s sound so good, that I have realized immediately I need to upgrade my IEMs stat, my old ass cx300s just don't cut it, I realized a while ago that I simply don't listen to IEMs anymore, which is a shame considering I could be utilizing them a lot. The conundrum comes in do I get a cheap set now(ety kids or similar) and upgrade to a CIEM, or go for a decent IEM now(hf5 or re-400). I just think that even the hf5 or re-400 or similar is still going to leave a lot to be desired, so I feel like it would be a waste if I shelved them so quickly. The third option is brace my wallet and just go for a nice universal or custom right now.

 

So, suggestions? What are you guys using for portable to scratch the itch when the HE-500 isn't appropriate?


Soon, the Martin Logan Mikros 90 and maybe the RE-400

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Thanks for the recommendation guys! HE-6 or HD-800, that is the question..

Well, I own both.  For me (classical music) it's the HE-6 as I said, with the notable exception of large orchestral works, there nothing can beat the HD-800 for its soundstage.  Disadvantages (imo) of the 800 over the hifiman: more expensive (the cans themselves), easier power requirements but very finicky as to which DAC/Amp combo they pair well with (bright sounding dac/amp + HD-800=torture) and absolutely unforgiving + imo a bit too analytical/detailed, it can take away the enjoyment of the music.  And treble on the hot side.  Those drawbacks can be negated to some extent if you hear them on a good tube amp but that comes at the expense of some resolution and clarity...horses for courses...  Give both a good audition with the type of music you prefer but make sure that you audition them with the amp you'll power them with, that's very important for both albeit for different reasons.  

 

Truth be told, unless you're into large orchestral works I think the HE-6 beat the HD-800 with all genres provided you power them well, I'm convinced that >90% of people who don't like the 6 do so because they've never heard them at their best.  Many amps will get sound out of them at decent volume but it takes a good, powerful amp to let them shine.

 

You've got your work cut out for you, enjoy the ride!

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Thanks for the recommendation guys! HE-6 or HD-800, that is the question..

Well, I own both.  For me (classical music) it's the HE-6 as I said, with the notable exception of large orchestral works, there nothing can beat the HD-800 for its soundstage.  Disadvantages (imo) of the 800 over the hifiman: more expensive (the cans themselves), easier power requirements but very finicky as to which DAC/Amp combo they pair well with (bright sounding dac/amp + HD-800=torture) and absolutely unforgiving + imo a bit too analytical/detailed, it can take away the enjoyment of the music.  And treble on the hot side.  Those drawbacks can be negated to some extent if you hear them on a good tube amp but that comes at the expense of some resolution and clarity...horses for courses...  Give both a good audition with the type of music you prefer but make sure that you audition them with the amp you'll power them with, that's very important for both albeit for different reasons.  

 

Truth be told, unless you're into large orchestral works I think the HE-6 beat the HD-800 with all genres provided you power them well, I'm convinced that >90% of people who don't like the 6 do so because they've never heard them at their best.  Many amps will get sound out of them at decent volume but it takes a good, powerful amp to let them shine.

 

You've got your work cut out for you, enjoy the ride!

 

Thank you! I will save up as much as I can before getting my own place and at that time the Jade 2 should be out as well, which I'd consider as contender.

I don't really think the new HE560 can be up there with the real big boys, but one might be surprised. 

Who knows, in the meantime an irresistible offer might turn up, it usually does ;). I am on the lookout for several headphones after all.

 

Somehow I am thinking shelving down the hd800 treble 3dB should negate some of the cons with too much treble, doesn't that work well?

Thinking about it, I'd be able to fetch $2-3k if I sold all my gear..

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