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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 - 4/17/14 at 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by Rudiger View Post


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.

post #13413 of 13422
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 - 4/17/14 at 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

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.

post #13415 of 13422
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 - 4/17/14 at 1:49pm
post #13416 of 13422
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
post #13417 of 13422
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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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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

 

Also found this to be the case with many many amplifiers, which is why I've sold many amplifiers and kept the A-100 for ortho headphones. 

post #13419 of 13422

I recently purchase a used pair of He500's and really like them. They came with the original

cable which I didn't like. I experienced a kind of a shock when I put them on and I thought it

was the cable, purchased another cable, same thing. So I redid my ground , actually installed a

dedicated ground with a 10' brass clad post put in the ground and installed a hospital grade

plug with a dedicated ground. Same problem, used them with my other amp same problem

although not a bad with either once the ground was addressed. I have other cans no problem,

help, what could be the problem??? Thanks

post #13420 of 13422
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post

I recently purchase a used pair of He500's and really like them. They came with the original
cable which I didn't like. I experienced a kind of a shock when I put them on and I thought it
was the cable, purchased another cable, same thing. So I redid my ground , actually installed a
dedicated ground with a 10' brass clad post put in the ground and installed a hospital grade
plug with a dedicated ground. Same problem, used them with my other amp same problem
although not a bad with either once the ground was addressed. I have other cans no problem,
help, what could be the problem??? Thanks
Do u have same thing when connected to a portable rig on batteries? Like ur mobile/tablet/mp3 player?

First try that out..buy a cheap adapter for it...sound will probably be shiity..but at least u will know for sure if its ur headphones or not...and if its not..then it could be ur amp being the bottleneck..maybe he is somehow clipping or switching into protection mode? So try another amp also...and if ur sure its nothing of that all..then:

i would advice to buy a Blue Circle Audio PLC thingee FX or the sillycone filter to clean up ur powergrid.....it did wonders with my rig! Check youtube out to see what it does wink.gif and they are very affordable as they dont come in a flashy case wink.gif but i put that stuff behind my rack anyway..i dont care biggrin.gif

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HHYxswkJLYc
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Noc2OA-xWCM
Edited by hifimanrookie - Today at 1:07 pm
post #13421 of 13422
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 

I recently purchase a used pair of He500's and really like them. They came with the original

cable which I didn't like. I experienced a kind of a shock when I put them on and I thought it

was the cable, purchased another cable, same thing. So I redid my ground , actually installed a

dedicated ground with a 10' brass clad post put in the ground and installed a hospital grade

plug with a dedicated ground. Same problem, used them with my other amp same problem

although not a bad with either once the ground was addressed. I have other cans no problem,

help, what could be the problem??? Thanks


I also had this problem

I believe it is static pick up from the cable , it is not coming from you're source

I built a shielded cable with Moon Audio Black Dragon cable and the problem disappeared

Any shielded cable like Mogami or Canare would also work

post #13422 of 13422
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Originally Posted by Dogmatrix View Post
 


I also had this problem

I believe it is static pick up from the cable , it is not coming from you're source

I built a shielded cable with Moon Audio Black Dragon cable and the problem disappeared

Any shielded cable like Mogami or Canare would also work


thanks, I'll give it a try.

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