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thats good to know from actual users  thanks,,  I will be very happy with them if they stop improving right now

 

you mention audio gd, I just agreed to buy the 11:32 dac / amp as an experiment.  I have been wanting to try a SS amp with the 500 and I have also seen thaat some prefer the saber dac to my bifrost so that will be another interesting listening adventure

 

compare dacs thru my se84, and see if the SS adds anything to the mix

 

good times are on the way

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Originally Posted by joespride View Post

thats good to know from actual users  thanks,,  I will be very happy with them if they stop improving right now

you mention audio gd, I just agreed to buy the 11:32 dac / amp as an experiment.  I have been wanting to try a SS amp with the 500 and I have also seen thaat some prefer the saber dac to my bifrost so that will be another interesting listening adventure

compare dacs thru my se84, and see if the SS adds anything to the mix

good times are on the way
Audio gd makes some good stuff for not so much money. I dont know where ur residing but toxic cables has a sell out as they have to make space for new products..so if ur lucky u could make a good deal with them..just pm frank (the owner) on their thread and maybe u can make a good deal? His audio GD products are recabled internally with his own quality cables..
So give it a try..it will save u money!

The he500 is good enough to deserve a good amp and dac and lossless material. It gets better with better components.
Good luck with ur search and ur experiment biggrin.gif
post #13638 of 16734

I already have the 11:32 on the way, thanks for the heads up though

 

No doubt the 500 are good, and system wise I feel I am very good now, single end pentode running in class a with 3 wpc, and the schiit Uber Bifrost...........I absolutely love what I hear and frankly doubt I will hear an improvement from the amp. From what I read the dac should offer more detail at the expense of a little bottom end. Now granted that's all just others opinions I will have to see for myself

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I already have the 11:32 on the way, thanks for the heads up though

No doubt the 500 are good, and system wise I feel I am very good now, single end pentode running in class a with 3 wpc, and the schiit Uber Bifrost...........I absolutely love what I hear and frankly doubt I will hear an improvement from the amp. From what I read the dac should offer more detail at the expense of a little bottom end. Now granted that's all just others opinions I will have to see for myself
Only ur own ears can tell ya beerchug.gif
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Only ur own ears can tell ya beerchug.gif

Have you been raising pints again?

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Have you been raising pints again?
Nope.am high... Am on PaG and Code-X, two very dangerous and additive drugs, once used, there is no turning back biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 5/13/14 at 6:45pm
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Only ur own ears can tell ya beerchug.gif

No truer statement ever spoken:L3000:

post #13643 of 16734

Metal band compressing the padding and digging into my bald head,  solved free of charge:L3000:, took the shoulder pad off my old dell laptop bag BONUS its a GEL pad.  So Comfy Now, and cheap fix:beerchug:

post #13644 of 16734

Just received a pair of HE-500s. I bought them on impulse after spotting a great deal. So happy I did. They give my LCD-2s a run for their money at half the price. A lovely silky neutral sound right out of the (very fancy) box. They seem to be a perfect match for my Burson Soloist SL and are a bit more comfy than the Audeze on account of being lighter.

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I am very happily enjoying Cake Prolonging the Magic  with my newish HE-500's (about 50 or 60 hours on them)

 

Do you believe the extra 400--500 for the LCD2 worth the $$ soundwise ??

 

I have not heard LCD2 but after listening to the 500 for a couple weeks now I find it hard to imagine the LCD2 being 400 better in sound, I would be more inclined to think it is a lateral move for the most part except for the bass (every thread I read states the LCD2 has better / deeper bass)

 

I have read a couple statements where users think the LCD2 has better detail although I'm not sure how as they also call it a warmer can. 

 

LCD2 was on my radar but the price difference forced me to try the 500, I am sure glad I did 

 

:L3000:

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I honestly can't see the LCD-2 being the more detailed of the two. Maybe the bass has better texture and punch and the mids might be warmer and more luscious but that doesn't equal to detail. Going by their signatures, the HE-500 should be as detailed and/or more than the LCD-2, can't see it being the other way around?

But I'll gladly stand corrected :cool: 

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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

I am very happily enjoying Cake Prolonging the Magic  with my newish HE-500's (about 50 or 60 hours on them)

 

Do you believe the extra 400--500 for the LCD2 worth the $$ soundwise ??

 

I have not heard LCD2 but after listening to the 500 for a couple weeks now I find it hard to imagine the LCD2 being 400 better in sound, I would be more inclined to think it is a lateral move for the most part except for the bass (every thread I read states the LCD2 has better / deeper bass)

 

I have read a couple statements where users think the LCD2 has better detail although I'm not sure how as they also call it a warmer can. 

 

LCD2 was on my radar but the price difference forced me to try the 500, I am sure glad I did 

 

:L3000:

 

 

IMO, I think the HE-500 are better headphones than the LCD-2, regardless of price. 

 

Also, I'm looking to replace my higher end amplifier, and figure I might try to match it with the HE-500. My history for the higher end amplifier is Audio-GD Roc -> Audio-GD Phoenix -> Little Dot MKVI+ -> Burson soloist -> ???

 

Usually I've had to keep my orthodynamic amplifier separate from the ones I use with dynamics, but I figured I might try and mix the two.

 

So anyone have suggestions on an upgrade from the Emotiva Mini-x?


Edited by elwappo99 - 5/14/14 at 12:45pm
post #13648 of 16734

If you are into tubes I urge you to look at the ampsandsound se84

 

http://ampsandsound.com/products/amps/se-84/

post #13649 of 16734
I didn't hear much difference with burn in compared to my dynamic driver cans
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Personally I prefer ghe HE-500 over the LCD2 overall, but the bass on the Audeze is better, no doubt.
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