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post #13321 of 16151
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Originally Posted by HeavenNotes View Post

Hello all

I can't understand why my HE 500 sounds better on my Ipad than my NAD amp?

Any explanation? And yes, my NAD amp works nice with my other headphones.

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The He-500's just work that way, I enjoy them off on my iPad more than my O2 amp.

post #13322 of 16151
That's interesting. The same is true with my ultrasone signature dj headphones. They actually sound better straight from my iPhone than through my O2 while all my other headphones sound light years better using the O2. Weird stuff. I wonder what other headphones out there are like that besides the he-500 and ultrasone signature dj.
post #13323 of 16151

I enjoy my KRK KNS 8400 out of the new Macbook pro Retina better than I like it off the O2 or Fiio E10. E11 however is nice. Apple definitely stepped up their headphone output in the last 2 year. The headphone jack off my 2013 Macbook pro sounds way better than the Macbook pro of 2010.

post #13324 of 16151

I'm going to be getting a Topping Tp60 soon for my HE-500's, but they're rated at 50 WPC at 8 ohms, which is overkill for the HE-500's. Any idea of how I can use the amp without blowing out my HE-500's?

post #13325 of 16151
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post

I'm going to be getting a Topping Tp60 soon for my HE-500's, but they're rated at 50 WPC at 8 ohms, which is overkill for the HE-500's. Any idea of how I can use the amp without blowing out my HE-500's?
Of the 50watts into 8ohm ur amp pumps out, in 32ohm (he500) only a couple of watts (10?) will be available to drive a he500.,..u only have to watch out for a high noise level. But u can always use some kind of resistor into the headphone cable.
post #13326 of 16151
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Of the 50watts into 8ohm ur amp pumps out, in 32ohm (he500) only a couple of watts (10?) will be available to drive a he500.,..u only have to watch out for a high noise level. But u can always use some kind of resistor into the headphone cable.

 

Or, just be careful with the volume knob and turn it slowly.

post #13327 of 16151
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post
 

I'm going to be getting a Topping Tp60 soon for my HE-500's, but they're rated at 50 WPC at 8 ohms, which is overkill for the HE-500's. Any idea of how I can use the amp without blowing out my HE-500's?

That should be fine as is. That is a tri-path amp, they run cool and do better at low volumes anyways.

 

There is one member on here who prefers it to the Emotiva (lower noise floor, better dynamics according to him). I recommended one to a  budget-minded friend based on what I read on here  and he loves it with the HE-500 ( I have yet to hear his set-up), but his first one was DOA , they did send him a replacement, but that makes me question the quality a bit.

post #13328 of 16151
The TPA3116 boards are supposed to sound great and are a bargain on the bay if you don't mind a little diy. I have the black/blue board on the way and a nice little enclose.

Take a look at the thread on audio karma for more details.
post #13329 of 16151

So this may be of some interest:

 

I am the only one I know (family, friends, co-workers) who gives a crap about their audio setup. Most people I know are fine with their Apple earbuds and don't care to try anything else. I'm sure many of you can relate. The real shame is that almost everyone in my family is either a musician or really into music - they just don't care to get into the tech of higher-quality listening.

 

I had my family and a few friends over my apartment last night, I took the opportunity to demo my HE-500 / Lyr setup. I made sure that I had some FLAC files of each person's favorite music beforehand. Everyone was blown away...but the best was my father. He used to be a total music nerd, but in the past 30 years he's become the kind of guy who has replaced all his hobbies with work.

 

I let him listen to the Beatles, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, and a few others. It was amazing - it's the first time I have ever seen him concentrate on something that's not work related since I was a kid. He even listened to a new band (to him)-  Radiohead's OK Computer - and liked it. He was like "wow, these guys really have a lot going on in their music."

 

So, fun little anecdote I guess. Quality audio is worth sharing.  

post #13330 of 16151
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post
 

I'm going to be getting a Topping Tp60 soon for my HE-500's, but they're rated at 50 WPC at 8 ohms, which is overkill for the HE-500's. Any idea of how I can use the amp without blowing out my HE-500's?

 

And make sure that cable is balanced

post #13331 of 16151
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post
 

So this may be of some interest:

 

I am the only one I know (family, friends, co-workers) who gives a crap about their audio setup. Most people I know are fine with their Apple earbuds and don't care to try anything else. I'm sure many of you can relate. The real shame is that almost everyone in my family is either a musician or really into music - they just don't care to get into the tech of higher-quality listening.

 

I had my family and a few friends over my apartment last night, I took the opportunity to demo my HE-500 / Lyr setup. I made sure that I had some FLAC files of each person's favorite music beforehand. Everyone was blown away...but the best was my father. He used to be a total music nerd, but in the past 30 years he's become the kind of guy who has replaced all his hobbies with work.

 

I let him listen to the Beatles, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, and a few others. It was amazing - it's the first time I have ever seen him concentrate on something that's not work related since I was a kid. He even listened to a new band (to him)-  Radiohead's OK Computer - and liked it. He was like "wow, these guys really have a lot going on in their music."

 

So, fun little anecdote I guess. Quality audio is worth sharing.  

+1 This is one of my favorite things to do with my hobbies.

post #13332 of 16151
Hello all

I'm having a problem with my HE 500: I don't want to stop listening music atsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gif
post #13333 of 16151
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Originally Posted by HeavenNotes View Post

Hello all

I'm having a problem with my HE 500: I don't want to stop listening music atsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gifatsmile.gif

They're a pretty addicting headphone, I've gone an entire day with them on my head.

post #13334 of 16151
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post
 

They're a pretty addicting headphone, I've gone an entire day with them on my head.


+100 that used to be a daily thing for me, and still would be if i had all day haha

post #13335 of 16151
Oh man I used to do that with the HE-6. But that was the only headphone I ever wanted to.listen to for that long.
Hopefully the 560 will fix it.
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