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Originally Posted by dante020 View Post

Thanks for the input. I suppose I could always try modding my own T50RP's...
Lol i think you have to buy a 3d printer.
Seriously, the AD are very good. I Am listening with them at the moment even at home because I sold my he-500 to preorder he-560 smily_headphones1.gif
I am not sad.
Edited by Rudiger - Yesterday at 12:46 pm
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Lol i think you have to buy a 3d printer.
Seriously, the AD are very good. I Am listening with them at the moment even at home because I sold my he-500 to preorder he-560 smily_headphones1.gif
I am not sad.

Well, there are a bunch of threads on modding T50RP's but I'm sure I'd never get them to the level of the AD's. They just seem a little expensive at $600 so I may have to wait around for a used pair to show up.

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Yep with the threads of modding you may have Also good results. True that AD are expensive.
(Sorry i just Joking before)
Edited by Rudiger - Yesterday at 1:00 pm
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The HE500s can handle all that power, heck I've even turned up the volume to maximum (deafening volumes) on the speaker amp with no resistors and used it like a speaker. It handles that power with ease. Also 50w into 8ohms isn't the same as 50w into 32 ohms. Theres no issue so long as you're not using something like a 200w amp. The noise is only an issue at deafening volumes and only for the mini-x, my Topping has hardly any noise floor.

 

Why doesn't everyone use speaker amps? Not knowing? fear? marketing? Sorry I don't know

 

 

 

That's pretty much what I said to preproman when I was first using the emo. I was amazed how much SQ i was getting. I think we came to a few conclusions.

 

1. Headphone amplifiers are more of a boutique item. Very limited supply, so vendors can charge a lot for what they make.

2. Most headphones really don't need a lot of power. Hooking up a Denon D2000 to an emotiva would have a high noise floor

3. Super easy to blow out drivers on a speaker amp.

4. Most important, the speaker amplifier market is really heavily saturated. There's just as much marketing garbage as in headphones, but in the end, there's a lot more competition to make a good amp at a cheap price.

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Headphone amp are cool when you like to listen... headphones.
And at work i need a discret, invisible, thing.
But yes, at home my prefered amp for my hi-end headphones are my Nad amp. And the Vali because of fun.
Yes, if you have a good speaker amp it could be sufficient.
Edited by Rudiger - Yesterday at 1:49 pm
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I think if you've got a good speaker amp that works well with a particular can like the HE500 then it could take spending many factors more to get an improvement so a speaker amp could be more than sufficient.

I'm looking for an upgrade to my mini-x and Topping TP60 but I don't think I will be able to upgrade without spending more than $1k based on what I've read. I could be wrong
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I think if you've got a good speaker amp that works well with a particular can like the HE500 then it could take spending many factors more to get an improvement so a speaker amp could be more than sufficient.

I'm looking for an upgrade to my mini-x and Topping TP60 but I don't think I will be able to upgrade without spending more than $1k based on what I've read. I could be wrong

IMO/E, you are not wrong all the way up to $800.  :p

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