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is there a headphone amp which can drive the he-500 as good as the emotiva speaker amp can while remaining in the same price category (sub $500) ? :biggrin:

The following Schiit should do fine. Lyr2, Asgard 2, Magni. Priced high to low. If you're on a budget, the Magni actually sounds very good with the HE-500 and it's scary low in price, built well too, not a glob of plastic. You might not even get another amp, unless you're out for having some fun with your wallet.

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I would recommend another Schiit amp, but it isn't under $500 :o

 

I haven't heard a lyr to this day, admittedly I haven't really heard many tube amps with the HE-500, wish I could hear some of the DNA models. I have heard the Magni, for a budget amp it was pretty cool.

post #14283 of 14656

The Project Sunrise does a very good job with the He 500, i grab it for 120€ second hand, such a bargain for an amp of this class...

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Lyr 2 // project ember // hifiman ef-5

any reason to pick one over the other for the he-500(or even other low impedance "dynamic" headphones) ?

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Originally Posted by shayson1357 View Post
 

Lyr 2 // project ember // hifiman ef-5

any reason to pick one over the other for the he-500(or even other low impedance "dynamic" headphones) ?


i have read  about these three before i bought the Ember... Except for sound quality, all the three has his crowd, the versatility of the Ember if you read about for the price, is one of the best bargain in audio.... For exemple i used his pre-amp function with my speakers....You can tweak the Ember with any headphones and the sound of the Ember has no detractor i think.... best regards


Edited by richard51 - 8/2/14 at 6:54am
post #14286 of 14656
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Lyr 2 // project ember // hifiman ef-5

any reason to pick one over the other for the he-500(or even other low impedance "dynamic" headphones) ?

 

Haven't heard it - would love to - but one advantage the Ember has over the Lyr/2 is that it takes only one tube.  If you get into rolling, pairs of vintage NOS can get pricey.  Also, I believe the Ember can handle a wider variety of tubes (may take an upgrade from the Garage boys, but don't think it's that expensive).  re: the Lyr, one need not blow hundreds (or more, easily) on different tubes.  There are plenty of reasonably priced tubes available.  That said, I love my glass menagerie ;)

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Haven't heard it - would love to - but one advantage the Ember has over the Lyr/2 is that it takes only one tube.  If you get into rolling, pairs of vintage NOS can get pricey.  Also, I believe the Ember can handle a wider variety of tubes (may take an upgrade from the Garage boys, but don't think it's that expensive).  re: the Lyr, one need not blow hundreds (or more, easily) on different tubes.  There are plenty of reasonably priced tubes available.  That said, I love my glass menagerie ;)

 

That is indeed a bit of an advantage, I remember with the Sunrise 2 that I bought 8 different valves where with the Lyr I would have been able to buy 4 pairs. It also allowed me to buy some NOS tubes of which our local valve shop had only a single one of left. Was certainly an interesting experience and with the Ember unlike the Sunrise you don't have to worry about manually biasing the tube. The bad thing about the Garage 1217 tube amps are that they are prone to picking up interference. My cellphone and the Sunrise 2 weren't buddies.. I am pretty certain the Lyr 2 is going to be much quieter.


Edited by daerron - 8/2/14 at 1:11pm
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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?
I'm all for DIY if need be :p 

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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?

I'm all for DIY if need be tongue.gif  
Shield the amp, or just the (huge) transformer inside it?
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is there a headphone amp which can drive the he-500 as good as the emotiva speaker amp can while remaining in the same price category (sub $500) ? biggrin.gif
Maybe this?
Dont know the pricing..but this looks rather affordable..and somewhat portable also..its new..and an all in one..cant even find any pricing somwhere wink.gif

http://www.bluecircle.com/page82.html

And this..looks ****..but..its whats inside that matters..right guys? Hehehe

http://www.bluecircle.com/page99.html
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 11:39am
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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?
I'm all for DIY if need be :p 

You can try a Faraday Cage, it's better than wearing a hat made of Aluminum foil and can protect your kit from an EMP attack.

I used to design sensitive electronic measurement equipment and we had a Faraday Shielded room for testing designs. We were near a major NYC airport and the room was originally used for cutting sheets of plastic which generated huge static fields and RFI, We definitely did not get radio reception inside the room.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

 

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/build-your-own-faraday-cage-heres-how/

 

Or....

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Tin foil hat FTW!!!

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Tin foil hat FTW!!!

Haven't you been abducted by aliens? Did you ask them if they prefer tubes or SS? My aliens were flying around in a visblik, so I wouldn't trust them on technology.

post #14294 of 14656
Totally oftopic..but found this on facebitch..and laughed my butt off....hehehe but i thoight it would be fun to post it here and share it with u guys biggrin.gif

I think ifound an answer why some of the people here are always attacking others (for whatever reason) when those say they like and prefer more expensive stuff in their rigs.

.lookie lookie and smile. wink.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 2:40pm
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 On My. You forgot to include a link to Blue Circle and Toxic cables in your post.

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