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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

I think the T1 has a lot more treble than then HE-500. 

 

Having auditioned both for a few days, I fully concur with this and I even have some upper range hearing loss. "Shrill" comes to mind when I think of the T1's..

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Having auditioned both for a few days, I fully concur with this and I even have some upper range hearing loss. "Shrill" comes to mind when I think of the T1's..


Wow. What were you driving them with?

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I have both the T1 and the 500 and find them to be seductive.  I am using a tube amp

"Glenn OTL" for my T1's and there is no sign of high end problems. The T1's are different

in that they have a larger soundstage and are more transparent. I have yet to define what

it is about the 500's that is so inviting. Thanks

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I have both the T1 and the 500 and find them to be seductive.  I am using a tube amp

"Glenn OTL" for my T1's and there is no sign of high end problems. The T1's are different

in that they have a larger soundstage and are more transparent. I have yet to define what

it is about the 500's that is so inviting. Thanks

 

Nicely put and exactly my experience!

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Page 900 by the way :D

 

HE-500 has now become part of my bed rig, does that really well, very very smooth and coherent sound with my tube hybrid.

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Page 900 by the way :D

 

HE-500 has now become part of my bed rig, does that really well, very very smooth and coherent sound with my tube hybrid.

 

I'm contemplating a similar setup. How do you find the HE-500s go when lying down - are they still comfy?

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Page 900 by the way :D

 

HE-500 has now become part of my bed rig, does that really well, very very smooth and coherent sound with my tube hybrid.

 

I'm contemplating a similar setup. How do you find the HE-500s go when lying down - are they still comfy?

Decent, though my pillow has a tendency towards blocking the sound leaking out to the sides making the sound more closed in.

Works well comfort wise with a good pillow to support.

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Decent, though my pillow has a tendency towards blocking the sound leaking out to the sides making the sound more closed in.

Works well comfort wise with a good pillow to support.

If I'd try that with any of my Hifiman cans my wife 'd brain me with them, she wants a quiet room AND dislikes classical music.  In bed I listen to my Zik bluetooth phones.

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If I'd try that with any of my Hifiman cans my wife 'd brain me with them, she wants a quiet room AND dislikes classical music.  In bed I listen to my Zik bluetooth phones.

 

I agree. I'd be very sorry the HE-500s weigh that much if I listened to them in bed. At 510g they could do dangerous damage when wielded by an upset wife! Might as well listen to bookshelf speakers, the HE-500s leak just as much sound. Have listened to them while lying down on a couch and they aren't particularly comfortable that way as the headband continuously wants to slide off my head.

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Wow. What were you driving them with?

At the time I had a Bottlehead Crack and a vintage Kenwood receiver. Even though I'm not a believer in differing sounds from different amps, I tried them both and the extreme highs didn't change. Other than not having enough power to get very loud, the headphones can't tell the difference between 100 milliwatts and 100 watts. Electricity is simply volts and amps but that's a discussion for a different thread.

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Hello all. This is crazy but today I would prefer to listen my AKG Q350 in my Ipad than my HE 500.

Can you believe this? It sounds more vivid. ksc75smile.gif
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post
 

At the time I had a Bottlehead Crack and a vintage Kenwood receiver. Even though I'm not a believer in differing sounds from different amps, I tried them both and the extreme highs didn't change. Other than not having enough power to get very loud, the headphones can't tell the difference between 100 milliwatts and 100 watts. Electricity is simply volts and amps but that's a discussion for a different thread.

 

Wow. Crack pairs well with the T1 so it's probably either a matter of personal taste or product variance between earlier T1s (depending on when you tried them). Either way, I don't mean to be a T1 fan boy because they're not the only great headphone out there and I tend to split time between them and the HE-500s because I like them both for different reasons. We all have different tastes.

 

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Hello all. This is crazy but today I would prefer to listen my AKG Q350 in my Ipad than my HE 500.

Can you believe this? It sounds more vivid. ksc75smile.gif

 

I can believe it because the iPad wouldn't have the juice to drive the HE-500s so you're getting a fraction of their capabilities compared to getting much closer to fill potential from the Q350s. I personally use some foldable AKG portables (K240/420?) or Alessandro MS1s with my tablets, etc. for the same reasons.

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Wow. Crack pairs well with the T1 so it's probably either a matter of personal taste or product variance between earlier T1s (depending on when you tried them). Either way, I don't mean to be a T1 fan boy because they're not the only great headphone out there and I tend to split time between them and the HE-500s because I like them both for different reasons. We all have different tastes.

 

Exactly correct. That's why I take with a grain of salt the personal reviews I read here and even the frequency response graphs aren't necessarily a good determination of what a headphone will sound like.

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Has anyone tried the NAD D1050 dac/amp with the HE-500? 

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Originally Posted by atanov View Post
 

Has anyone tried the NAD D1050 dac/amp with the HE-500? 

I find it unlikely that the NAD would do them justice. Who knows?

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