Looking for a used he-500. Please Pm.
I had my focus pad pre for 3 months and one of the earpads is falling apart =/, i hoped it lasted longer then that. I guess I have to take up sowing and try to fix it one of these days.
Edit: they came all the way apart on both sides, Had to put back on the stock Velvet pads, At-least I have the plastic ring so maybe I can use that on another headphone brand earpad and put it on the Hifiman HE-500s.
Yea ive compared both the PM-1 and PM-2 vs my HE500, from a Oppo HA-1. To my ears, both the PM-1/2 are $1100/$700 headphones that are really only competitive in terms of fidelity to mid-fi cans like the HD600/650. You are paying a premium for the looks and build on the Oppos. I honestly didnt think it was close between the HE500 and the PM-1/PM-2. The HE500 did everything better, with higher fidelity overall, more detail and separation, speed and tactile bass response etc. And this was all from Oppo's amp designed to pair with the PM-1/PM-2. As always, YMMV.
Beefed up the amp a bit tonight..
Went from the usual
to a couple more Watts... Musical Fidelity A5
Have to say I love speaker amps on Hifiman headphones. The extra horsepower does something magic with them, sounds absolutely terrific, the A5 is beautifully transparent. Very careful with the volume dial though!