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I'd like to hear the dangerous source, right now I consider the master 7 or perfect wave the definitive reference DACs.
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Maybe something like Guitar Center will have it in the US?

 

It's a pretty easy gear to get used to. It took me 30 mins max and I was already adapted to the sound....or maybe it was the initial burn in. Who knows. I'm using Mogami XLRs for interconnects as recommended by Dangerous Music.

 

I've heard the PS Audio Perfect Wave with LS50 through PrimaLuna and it was pretty good. I also tried it with another setup but in some it could sound a tiny bit bright or over aggressive in the long run. Hence my preference for studio gear like the Source - first gear I've owned that I can truly classify as non-fatiguing.

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A re-cable has really been awesome for my HE-500 and I don't mean sonically. I hated the stock cable (and still do) so I went with a Norne Audio (formerly Norse Audio) OCC cable/sleeved. Awesome. I'm the type of person to pay for aesthetics, so for me, it was well worth it. YMMV...

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The shure you mention is very week judging from specs (30 mW into 8 ohms, 20 into 63 ohms before clipping). Has also got an output impedance at around 10 ohms.

I can assure you.... IT IS NOT 😈

I bet it will even drive a HE-6 with ease or even my STAX Sigma Pros if that would technically be possible!

Someone willing to buy a FP-22 and prove me wrong?
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Through the speaker taps though biggrin.gif
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The shure you mention is very week judging from specs (30 mW into 8 ohms, 20 into 63 ohms before clipping). Has also got an output impedance at around 10 ohms.

I can assure you.... IT IS NOT 😈

I bet it will even drive a HE-6 with ease or even my STAX Sigma Pros if that would technically be possible!

Someone willing to buy a FP-22 and prove me wrong?

That makes no sense. We are talking a battery powered device here. Well, perhaps it's a hidden treasure, who knows.


Edited by davidsh - 4/17/14 at 3:49am
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That makes no sense. We are talking a battery powered device here. Well, perhaps it's a hidden treasure, who knows.

It really is..... However I use the original power supply, but batteries work as well, it will deafen you, just check the reviews. The fp22 is studio gear, versatile and is built like a tank. I believe it is still for sale on ebay, you can find out for only $50 wink.gif
I don't know how to convince you otherwise, but this little box is a beast!
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That makes no sense. We are talking a battery powered device here......

BTW have you ever tried the STAX SRD-X (Pro)? Battery powered too and it blows your eardrum's using electrostatics 😈
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A re-cable has really been awesome for my HE-500 and I don't mean sonically. I hated the stock cable (and still do) so I went with a Norne Audio (formerly Norse Audio) OCC cable/sleeved. Awesome. I'm the type of person to pay for aesthetics, so for me, it was well worth it. YMMV...


^^^THIS^^^

 

I also have a Norse cable, the original Norn. Sounds and looks great, very flexible.

 

:beerchug:

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That makes no sense. We are talking a battery powered device here......

BTW have you ever tried the STAX SRD-X (Pro)? Battery powered too and it blows your eardrum's using electrostatics 😈

No, I have not. Camping with my srm-t1 tube amp, which can indeed deafen, I'd tend to think. I actaully once pushed it like past 2 o'clock with my sigma nb to push it's limits. Didn't quite get there, and I didn't dare go any further. I tend to think my ears would distort before the amp would.

 

But really, just about any decent amp will blow my eardrums so to speak. Isn't really a way to judge amps imo. I mean, even my iphone drives my HE-500 more than loud enough.. Without hard clipping.

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No, I have not. Camping with my srm-t1 tube amp, which can indeed deafen, I'd tend to think. I actaully once pushed it like past 2 o'clock with my sigma nb to push it's limits. Didn't quite get there, and I didn't dare go any further. I tend to think my ears would distort before the amp would.

But really, just about any decent amp will blow my eardrums so to speak. Isn't really a way to judge amps imo. I mean, even my iphone drives my HE-500 more than loud enough.. Without hard clipping.

Of course I agree volume isn't the way to judge an amp, I was only referring to the "that doesn't make sense, we are talking about a battery powered device" -issue. Volume on this device starts at 12 o' clock but I wouldn't even dare to push it to 3 o'clock. What's more important is that SQ is superb, no distortion, noises/dead silent and accurate. Drives my T1 's well too. So if someone would ask me for advice for a bang for the buck amp the FP-22 would be the one. I believe these used to sell at $400 but unfortunately were discontinued. The ones that are for sale usually are from music studios/musicians/roadies and have some serious wear and tear, and evidently that's not because they were sitting in a drawer due to bad quality 😉 No, this is a hidden treasure alright and can't recommend it enough
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From the looks i really like the He-560 which is strange because of the Audeze i'm not so fond of how they look.


Edited by amigastar - 4/17/14 at 6:59am
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I'm wondering if anyone had the chance to compare HE-500's to MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs - I really like the sound of the HE-500's but it's hard for me to find a quiet place to listen so I'm looking for something similar but closed back. Opinions/suggestions?

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I'm wondering if anyone had the chance to compare HE-500's to MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs - I really like the sound of the HE-500's but it's hard for me to find a quiet place to listen so I'm looking for something similar but closed back. Opinions/suggestions?
Imo the he-500 are better but if you want closed headphones, alpha dog is a good choice. And they are less warm.
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Imo the he-500 are better but if you want closed headphones, alpha dog is a good choice. And they are less warm.

Thanks for the input. I suppose I could always try modding my own T50RP's...

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