or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening. .
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening. . - Page 118

post #1756 of 18012
Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


I have read some threads here detailing the events of our members having several high end cans sent for audition before purchase. Don't know who they used though. I think the gist of it was that he gave them a credit card number and let them bill like a percentage of whatever he had consigned to him. He had the LCD, HE, HD, T-1, etc.

 

The Cable Company

post #1757 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by rezolver View Post

I became a new owner of the HE-500's earlier this week. They will first spend some time on my head, pleasuring my ears and senses with such wonders as: 

 

Stendeck - Scintilla,

Aes Dana,

Whitney Houston,

Guns N' Roses,

Roberta Flack,

<any jazz suggestions?>,

Supertramp - Crime of the Century,

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon,

Depeche Mode - Ultra,

2Pac,

Michael Jackson,

Paul M. - Band on a Run,

The Cars - S/T,

Kalmah,

Strauss Waltzes - Reiner,

 

...amongst others ...and see where to go from there.

 

ps. I'm running mine 'old school', with Leather pads (Velvet itches my ears).

 

How about you? "Leather" or Velvet pads?


Leather pads forever!

By the way, if you are looking for a real test for your HE-500 rig, might I suggest  the following?  

   Camille Saint - Saens Symphony No. 3 "Organ"  The Philadelphia Orchestra.  It's a Ondine release recorded live in 2006 at the inaugural concerts of the Fred J Cooper memorial organ in Verizon Hall.  The low frequency bass in this recording is scary good.  With the HE-500's my cheeks were vibrating!   Really eek.gif   There are two other works on the disc that are also quite worthy in the bass department.  This disc should be included with the HE-500's  tongue.gif

post #1758 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by .Sup View Post


Thanks Yuceka! I don't think I will be parting from 1k to get the LCDs. The bass on HE-500 is already amazing.

Very true, I had a few qualms to begin with regarding the HE500's bass being a tad loose, but they have changed dramatically with burn in imo. The bass is now realistically shaped and powerful enough when the right music calls for it. I also think anymore bass quantity on these would ruin the whole balance. A true high end experience for me.

post #1759 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I also think anymore bass quantity on these would ruin the whole balance. A true high end experience for me.
That's exactly what I said to myself after of week listening to it! beerchug.gif
post #1760 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

The Cable Company

Thank you and this is quite a remarkable program.
post #1761 of 18012

I agree as well.  With the Decware Taboo I feel the bass impact, texture, and extension has even gotten better than the already good pairing I previously had with the V200.  I am amazed how well the HE-500 has scaled with higher end equipment.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Very true, I had a few qualms to begin with regarding the HE500's bass being a tad loose, but they have changed dramatically with burn in imo. The bass is now realistically shaped and powerful enough when the right music calls for it. I also think anymore bass quantity on these would ruin the whole balance. A true high end experience for me.

post #1762 of 18012

Raptor, I will look into that record. Thank you for your suggestion and pad input. Leather forever indeed. :)

 

I continue to pick my jaw off of the floor with each track I listen to on these. Well done Fang! Technically you've achieved it, ergonomically, you could use some help ;) Drop me a PM, lets talk :) hahha, but no, seriously.

 

Back to the tunes. To quote Fear and Loathing...(and VAC)

 

Raoul Duke: Oh god... did you eat all this acid?
Dr. Gonzo: That's right. MUSIC!

 

ps. To add, my D7000's are becoming the 'odd headphone out' and might be getting the Axe here, Jeremiah Trotter styles, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVoNY9j1vqU @ 2:20.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raptor34 View Post


Leather pads forever!

By the way, if you are looking for a real test for your HE-500 rig, might I suggest  the following?  

   Camille Saint - Saens Symphony No. 3 "Organ"  The Philadelphia Orchestra.  It's a Ondine release recorded live in 2006 at the inaugural concerts of the Fred J Cooper memorial organ in Verizon Hall.  The low frequency bass in this recording is scary good.  With the HE-500's my cheeks were vibrating!   Really eek.gif   There are two other works on the disc that are also quite worthy in the bass department.  This disc should be included with the HE-500's  tongue.gif


Edited by rezolver - 8/5/12 at 12:03pm
post #1763 of 18012

I have had my HE-500's since December and drive them with HiFiMan's EF5 amp. The synergy is excellent. I am very impressed!

post #1764 of 18012

Here are some pics of my new Toxic cable (Cryo OCC silver/copper). http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=toxic%20cables%20cryo%20he500&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftoxic-cables.co.uk%2Findex.php%3Froute%3Dproduct%2Fproduct%26product_id%3D83&ei=lc8gUMO8FvGR0QXOs4CADw&usg=AFQjCNEx2QJgAirfkucMz3kwOtcEpR66gw

 

1000

 

1000

 

I prefer this over the stock silver cable in regards to sound, comfort (durability, no noise when moving it) and appearance. While I don't think there is anything particularly wrong with the stock, I've found the sound to be fuller and deeper (thicker) with the upgrade. IMO of-course. When comparing; the silver stock could be a little hard sounding at the top with bright recordings on occasion and the Toxic has that extra smoothness with no drop in brightness. Not a bad price too!      

post #1765 of 18012
The only thing that I am worried about is the long heatshrink at the connectors on headphone end. I had one Hifiman stock cable with such long heatshrink and it touched my shoulder and was very annoying.
post #1766 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

The only thing that I am worried about is the long heatshrink at the connectors on headphone end. I had one Hifiman stock cable with such long heatshrink and it touched my shoulder and was very annoying.

 

x2. That really is annoying

post #1767 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

The only thing that I am worried about is the long heatshrink at the connectors on headphone end. I had one Hifiman stock cable with such long heatshrink and it touched my shoulder and was very annoying.

Yeah hadn't noticed until now, must mean it hasn't bothered me though... Either that or I've got a long neck biggrin.gif

 

Just been trying some weird head positions and they are'nt anywhere near my shoulders. The only way they could be annoying is if you wear the phones with the headband resting on the top of your forehead so that the connecters are aimed at your body and even then they are very bendy and hardly noticeable.  

post #1768 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Yeah hadn't noticed until now, must mean it hasn't bothered me though... Either that or I've got a long neck biggrin.gif

Just been trying some weird head positions and they are'nt anywhere near my shoulders. The only way they could be annoying is if you wear the phones with the headband resting on the top of your forehead so that the connecters are aimed at your body and even then they are very bendy and hardly noticeable.  
Could you measure how long the heatshrink is along with the connector?
post #1769 of 18012
Quote:
Originally Posted by .Sup View Post


Could you measure how long the heatshrink is along with the connector?

7 cm's  

post #1770 of 18012

Yeah the thing with the connectors is also something i've noticed when making my own cable. In the end i ended up cutting a bit off the connectors and soldering the cable in at an angle by keeping one wire longer then the other but both very short. Then i reinforced it with shrinktube and glue.

 

700

 

Sorry for the bad quality i'm not into phone-fi or camera-fi wink.gif It's not the neatest job i've done but it works and the connector with shrinktube is shorter then the stock cable.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening. .