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Well, modding its not mine. Makin cable with own hands, even if its simple, in my case can provoke an disaster. I rather should by that golden adapter smily_headphones1.gif

Ok, thanks again. Hope soon I will share my experience with he500
Edited by Rockcoon - 2/23/15 at 9:59pm
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Hey guys,

 

I just bought myself a nice pair of the HE-500. I have however the feeling a received b-stock. As opposed to the reviews, my version has a low clamping force. Further, even though I adjusted the headband to the lowest size, the headphone still seems to 'large'. Could it be that the shop where I bought the pair of headphones sent me a returned version?

 

 

Cheers,

 

Dulusu

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Originally Posted by diamondears View Post

Looking at frequency response graphs, the HE-500 doesn't have much difference vs. the HE-400. In fact I see the HE-500 to have substantially more midrange from 1k up.

Is this true as well subjectively? I don't see any reason to get the HE-500 basing only on the graphs. Is there any reason I should get a HE-500 when I have the HE-400 already?

I like the HE-500 much better. The treble on the HE-400 is a problem for me.
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Originally Posted by zoso86 View Post

Does anyone compared fidelio x2 and he-500? Which one better?

 

 

 

x2 is a really 'joy & fun' can, with an overall nice meaty sound ....

 

HE-500 is a fantastic can, transparent, and sounds excellent in any frequency ...

 

if you can afford the latter and the money needed for quality amplification, go for it. If not, x2 will be a very good companion...

 

I was looking for a comparision in the X2 thread. I really love the He-500 and I would say it was a big step up from the HE-400, but I miss having more bass sometimes. In the HE-400 thread, armandhammer did an extended comparision of the HE-400 and the X2. From that, I understand the X2 is kind of opposite of the 500. Both have a fuller midrange, but the 500 has a good focus on treble, while the X2 has a focus on the bass.

 

I've been contemplating an X2 as a good pair to my 500. Recently, I purchased an HE-300 because form what I had read, it had a similar sound signature to the X2. I am quite happy with how the 300s sound, but I'm wondering if the X2's might be a world better and worth getting.

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I was looking for a comparision in the X2 thread. I really love the He-500 and I would say it was a big step up from the HE-400, but I miss having more bass sometimes. In the HE-400 thread, armandhammer did an extended comparision of the HE-400 and the X2. From that, I understand the X2 is kind of opposite of the 500. Both have a fuller midrange, but the 500 has a good focus on treble, while the X2 has a focus on the bass.

 

I've been contemplating an X2 as a good pair to my 500. Recently, I purchased an HE-300 because form what I had read, it had a similar sound signature to the X2. I am quite happy with how the 300s sound, but I'm wondering if the X2's might be a world better and worth getting.

 

They are quite different, and focus on bass vs. focus on upper-mids/treble is probably a fair summation.  I'll add that my HE-500s dig pretty deep into sub-bass, whereas I find the X2s lacking in that area.  The X2s' emphasis on bass and overall warmth does not extend that low.  They still present a fair amount of detail, and I wouldn't say they're "veiled" like the HD 650s, if you find those Senns to be that way, but the HE-500s have more energy up there, and could be considered brighter.  My modded HE-500s have a wider sound stage, but I find the X2s to have marginally better imaging.  HE-500s have better separation.

 

That's what I hear, at least.  HTH.

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

They are quite different, and focus on bass vs. focus on upper-mids/treble is probably a fair summation.  I'll add that my HE-500s dig pretty deep into sub-bass, whereas I find the X2s lacking in that area.  The X2s' emphasis on bass and overall warmth does not extend that low.  They still present a fair amount of detail, and I wouldn't say they're "veiled" like the HD 650s, if you find those Senns to be that way, but the HE-500s have more energy up there, and could be considered brighter.  My modded HE-500s have a wider sound stage, but I find the X2s to have marginally better imaging.  HE-500s have better separation.

 

That's what I hear, at least.  HTH.

The HD600's have that level of treble/detail.

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do you have a small/narrow head? cos my head is pretty huge and the size/clamp force is pretty ideal. so i can imagine them being rather large with low clamping force for someone with a smaller/narrow head than my big noggin

 

edit: ****, forgot to quote dulusu


Edited by whatup69 - Today at 12:57 pm
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do you have a small/narrow head? cos my head is pretty huge and the size/clamp force is pretty ideal. so i can imagine them being rather large with low clamping force for someone with a smaller/narrow head than my big noggin

 

edit: ****, forgot to quote dulusu

Yeah my head is rather small and narrow! I was just really surprised how low the clamping force was and how much the headphone seems to be designed for people with longer and broader faces. I for instance also tested the Audeze LCD-2 which had a way higher clamping force and I had to adjust the headband to fit.
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