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It was a 1985, the last year of the cab, before they screwed up in 1986. I upped the juice when the camshaft broke and replaced it with something a bit more muscular. Of course the clutch plates, etc had to go as well. I sure did love that car. Suddenly lifting one's foot off the gas in 3rd was like hitting the brakes and could result in skidmarks. Isn't it amazing to be able to drive in 5th at 500 RPM and not stall?


Yeah, 86-88 were the new emission laws and Ford's  horrible intro to fuel injection.

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Yeah, 86-88 were the new emission laws and Ford's  horrible intro to fuel injection.

The screwed up the compression ratio in 86. Kinda like stuffing bathtube caulk inside your HE-500's.

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Anyone have any suggestions for my next headphone? I'm thinking HE-500. I want something like the AKG k712/k702 annie, but just with more bass. The AKG's pretty much excel in mids, highs, and all the things you'd want for gaming (soundstage width and depth/airiness). Neutral headphones are my type. Would like them to be great for gaming as well.

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Anyone have any suggestions for my next headphone? I'm thinking HE-500. I want something like the AKG k712/k702 annie, but just with more bass. The AKG's pretty much excel in mids, highs, and all the things you'd want for gaming (soundstage width and depth/airiness). Neutral headphones are my type. Would like them to be great for gaming as well.

 

HE-500s might be a nice choice coming from the AKGs. You might miss some of the staging of the AKGs, but the general signature is similar with a little less treble (but in a good way I think) and with more bass. Remove the stock grilles ASAP and I think you'll find the HE-500s to be balanced in much the same way as the AKG K7xxs

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HE-500s might be a nice choice coming from the AKGs. You might miss some of the staging of the AKGs, but the general signature is similar with a little less treble (but in a good way I think) and with more bass. Remove the stock grilles ASAP and I think you'll find the HE-500s to be balanced in much the same way as the AKG K7xxs


Sweet :D

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Let's face it, the most neck muscle exercise most computer geeks are likely to get is by checking out a pretty lady walking past the office or street! :p Unless you live or work in an area that has a lot of talent around, that is unlikely to be enough neck exercise for the HE-500. Luckily I live in South Africa!

 

The best neck muscle exercise though is go-karting. Used to have the most awesome go-kart track in the Netherlands that spanned over two levels and included a long banked turn which was a real neck killer. You'd be able wear the HE-500 all day without breaking a sweat after a couple of laps there.

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I don't really think the HE-500 has more bass than k712 technically speaking. The 500's have linear bass.
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Let's face it, the most neck muscle exercise most computer geeks are likely to get is by checking out a pretty lady walking past the office or street! tongue.gif  Unless you live or work in an area that has a lot of talent around, that is unlikely to be enough neck exercise for the HE-500. Luckily I live in South Africa!

The best neck muscle exercise though is go-karting. Used to have the most awesome go-kart track in the Netherlands that spanned over two levels and included a long banked turn which was a real neck killer. You'd be able wear the HE-500 all day without breaking a sweat after a couple of laps there.
Maybe the 'Bleekemolen indoor go-cart track..??? I love that track!!!! biggrin.gif

And i agree..a fast go-cart trip will hit ur neck like a rock tongue.gif
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I don't really think the HE-500 has more bass than k712 technically speaking. The 500's have linear bass.

 

Sorry, I was basing my comments on the 701.


Edited by Loquah - 6/19/14 at 3:03pm
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Maybe the 'Bleekemolen indoor go-cart track..??? I love that track!!!! biggrin.gif

And i agree..a fast go-cart trip will hit ur neck like a rock tongue.gif

 

Aw, pity I missed out on that track, looks like a lot of fun! I used to go karting at the Hezemans go-kart track. Those fast left hand turns were neck killers.

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I don't really think the HE-500 has more bass than k712 technically speaking. The 500's have linear bass.


Well darn. I basically just want a headphone like the Annie/K712pro (as in it being neutral and great for gaming) but with more extension and oomph to the bass. I was actually thinking about IEM's as well.

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Well darn. I basically just want a headphone like the Annie/K712pro (as in it being neutral and great for gaming) but with more extension and oomph to the bass. I was actually thinking about IEM's as well.

HE-500 has heaps of extension (more than dynamics in general) + plenty of oomph. I'm sure you won't be disappointed
These headphones definitely have it over the K701s in the bass region (K712 are only slightly different to the K701 iirc)

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HE-500 has heaps of extension (more than dynamics in general) + plenty of oomph. I'm sure you won't be disappointed
These headphones definitely have it over the K701s in the bass region (K712 are only slightly different to the K701 iirc)

Why does it have that type of extension? Because it's a planar? Sweet. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
See, you've actually had the headphones before, but so has davidsh. He says the following:

I don't really think the HE-500 has more bass than k712 technically speaking. The 500's have linear bass.

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Why does it have that type of extension? Because it's a planar? Sweet. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
See, you've actually had the headphones before, but so has davidsh. He says the following:

I don't really think the HE-500 has more bass than k712 technically speaking. The 500's have linear bass.

 

I think they are both saying a very similar thing.  Neither are "basshead" cans and won't rattle your head with the bass impact.  However, the HE500 will reach lower (extension) and are smoother in its transition (linear).

 

I don't have the K712 but I have the bass port modded Q701's.  From what I've gathered, the K702, Q701, K712, etc. are all fairly similar "AKG" sounding with slight variations (that's at least my impression from reading multiple comparisons).  I think the K712/K702 Annie's have more bass largely because of the different earpads.  Out of curiosity, I did pick up the K702 Annie pads for my Q's and it certainly added more bass.

 

Personally, the HE500 has better bass than the Q701.  It is faster and cleaner sounding.  But as I mentioned, I don't find either bass heavy.  If you are wanting something to shake your head, neither will do it.

 

As a thought, if you like the K712/K702 Annie's sound, maybe look into the bass port mod for those?  That may be enough to get you the bass you want?  I would ask over in those threads though to see if anyone has tried it and the results.  It is a very recommended mod to do on the Q701's but I'm not sure how it applies to those as they already have more bass stock than the Q701's did stock.

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I think they are both saying a very similar thing.  Neither are "basshead" cans and won't rattle your head with the bass impact.  However, the HE500 will reach lower (extension) and are smoother in its transition (linear).

 

I don't have the K712 but I have the bass port modded Q701's.  From what I've gathered, the K702, Q701, K712, etc. are all fairly similar "AKG" sounding with slight variations (that's at least my impression from reading multiple comparisons).  I think the K712/K702 Annie's have more bass largely because of the different earpads.  Out of curiosity, I did pick up the K702 Annie pads for my Q's and it certainly added more bass.

 

Personally, the HE500 has better bass than the Q701.  It is faster and cleaner sounding.  But as I mentioned, I don't find either bass heavy.  If you are wanting something to shake your head, neither will do it.

 

As a thought, if you like the K712/K702 Annie's sound, maybe look into the bass port mod for those?  That may be enough to get you the bass you want?  I would ask over in those threads though to see if anyone has tried it and the results.  It is a very recommended mod to do on the Q701's but I'm not sure how it applies to those as they already have more bass stock than the Q701's did stock.


Yeah, definitely don't want those kind. That sounds good though.

I see.

Nah, not really looking for head rattle, haha, but just something that will do hip-hop/EDM/the like, some justice.

Good though. My Annies are going out in a trade though!

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