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What is the cheapest HP amp....that do these cans justice.

 

When I say cheapest, I mean cheapest and still get the most out of these.....run them to pretty much their potential.

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

What is the cheapest HP amp....that do these cans justice.

 

When I say cheapest, I mean cheapest and still get the most out of these.....run them to pretty much their potential.

The Lyr would be your best choice.

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

What is the cheapest HP amp....that do these cans justice.

 

When I say cheapest, I mean cheapest and still get the most out of these.....run them to pretty much their potential.

If you don't mind a little DIY for an adapter, Emotiva Mini-X will more than do the HE500 justice while meeting your cheapest criteria.  :D

Personally, I prefer Mini-X over Lyr strictly cuz of the sound of pricing.  One note though, the Mini-X will be for the HE500 alone while Lyr will drive other HPs quite well.  Plan ahead and decide.  Gluck.

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eek.gif ..  I heard that people drive HE6 with speaker amps but not HE500
Kudos to you
If you had the chance just try speaker amp with your HE500.
You'll be surprised just how good these HP can sound wink.gif
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If you had the chance just try speaker amp with your HE500.
You'll be surprised just how good these HP can sound wink.gif


    I will consider  this option.  Really tempted to know how it sounds. thanks

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    I will consider  this option.  Really tempted to know how it sounds. thanks
Just be careful with the volume control. Turn the volume knob all the way down then start turn it up slowly until you reach the desired level.
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

If you don't mind a little DIY for an adapter, Emotiva Mini-X will more than do the HE500 justice while meeting your cheapest criteria.  :D

Personally, I prefer Mini-X over Lyr strictly cuz of the sound of pricing.  One note though, the Mini-X will be for the HE500 alone while Lyr will drive other HPs quite well.  Plan ahead and decide.  Gluck.


This is why I chose the Emotiva mini-X a-100 too. That and I like that its a good match for my Denon AH-D5000's where as I have heard the Schiit Lyr is not.

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I love the lyr plenty power and mellow but detailed with good yubes
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I enjoy a good yube every now and then.  :D

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I enjoy a good yube every now and then.  :D


So how are yube doing over in Georgia? :D

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There's no yube like an old yube.

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There's no yube like an old yube.

 

Yube got that right.

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for anyone interested..i started a first impressions thread on my new rig (after some requests for it)...check it out..its my first real review so bare with me ;)

tomorrow i will include the listening impressions...it was more work then anticipated..and u know me..i dont like half work :D

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/710504/blue-circle-pag-custom-headphone-amp


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/16/14 at 5:43pm
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For those on a budget:

 

I just got the Mini-X and although it is good in comparison to just the AGD 15.32, I find the Topping TP60 better in everyway with the HE500s. The bass on the Mini-X extends a little further but the bass control of the Topping is better. The Topping sounds more transparent and spacious and more details come through. The mids sound less congested and have more zing on the Topping. I'm kind of a little disappointed with the Mini-X in comparison to the TP60. These are only initial impressions. I'll have the Mini-X as my main setup for a little while

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

There's always frequency-specific imbalances with HFM drivers, just typically they are minor (maybe 0.5-1 dB difference, over a small section like say 2700 Hz - 3000 Hz). If you want to drive your OCD insane, use Sinegen and do a slow frequency sweep from 15 Hz to 20000 Hz and find out all the little imbalances and FR fluctuations of your headphones.


I've been playing with test tones on sinegen and I found out that the problem is my ears. I have "hearing imbalance" issues. I'd rather it was my equipment :( 

 

Does anyone know how to fix it? :D:(


Edited by Okamoto - 3/17/14 at 8:37am
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