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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

Is it worth trying a T-amp (connecting directly to the speaker terminals without resistors)? If so, which chip would be best - the 2020?

Sorry, I don't know anything about T-amps.
post #1862 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

For anyone who is looking for a good cable for their pair : http://www.head-fi.org/t/624895/6-ft-hifiman-cable-picture-is-in-the-ad
What kind of cable is that?
post #1863 of 14586
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Originally Posted by captouch View Post

I think you can rig up your own resistor network to take care of this - that's all the Hifiman box is AFAIK.
Another option is to pick up a cheap old/vintage SS receiver or amp and use speaker taps out of that. I've picked up two late 70's receivers (Yamaha 15wpc and Kenwoof 60wpc) for an average of less than $50 each. But honestly, I think you can rig up the resistor network almost trivially yourself. Someone posted how to do this before, but can't find it ATM.
One way or the other, you should at least try the speaker tap experience. smily_headphones1.gif

From wuwhere, it's a 10 ohm resistor in parallel and a 25 ohm resistor in series to the circuit. I believe he said the series resistor were only 1/4 watt and the 10 ohm was 10 watt.
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What kind of cable is that?


http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=2706350&mode=product&product=11559114

post #1865 of 14586

I received an answer from Opera Consonance - they warned me off attempting to drive the HE-500s with the Reference 5.5. Apparently, I risk damaging the OPT.

 

In any case, I have decided on a different fate for my stock HE-500 silver cable. I've ordered a set of Cardas Sennheiser connectors and a Viablue 1/4" jack plug. This will become my new HD600 cable - I've heard that silver makes a big improvement in terms of clarity.

 

To be continued in the HD600 appreciation thread.....

post #1866 of 14586
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

 

In any case, I have decided on a different fate for my stock HE-500 silver cable. I've ordered a set of Cardas Sennheiser connectors and a Viablue 1/4" jack plug. This will become my new HD600 cable - I've heard that silver makes a big improvement in terms of clarity.

 

To be continued in the HD600 appreciation thread.....

Good idea! My silver cable is back in it's little bag, but if I still had my 650's then that would defo be a good option.  

post #1867 of 14586

Got an HE-500 from Headroom yesterday, with the Cardas Clear cable. Been burning-in with pink noise for 24 hours. I just listened, and I have to say I am very impressed. This is far more musical and musically exciting than the HE5-LE that I tried last fall. Maybe the non-stock cable has something to do with it!

 

EDIT: I'm noticing how impressive the imaging is, especially after my ears get a little time to get used to it and my brain learns to form an image. It's much wider than my head. The only problem is that maybe things are a little "clumpy" tending to fall mostly to the right, mostly to the left, or right in the middle. Well, I'll see how it evolves with more burn-in.


Edited by mike1127 - 9/2/12 at 12:51pm
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If YOU own Depeche Mode's - Sounds of the Universe (2009) record, may I suggest the track 'Wrong' and these headphones will show you how Pop music is supposed to sound. L3000.gif

 

It's because of these damn headphones that I'm heavy back into Electronic/Synth/"Pop" based music again while Metal and Rock genre's have taken a backseat.

 

Enjoy -- And REMEMBER  -- Listening to headphones while driving is punishable by law

P.S. Let me know the names of your favorite Pop/Synth/Electronic track(s). beerchug.gif

 

edit: bill 16 added


Edited by rezolver - 9/9/12 at 11:37pm
post #1869 of 14586

oh yeah ... Oh Yeah ... OH YEAH ... 

 

Although, I haven't heard all the musical records of 2011, I PERSONALLY declare this ALBUM OF THE YEAR -- 2011 and 2012, possibly 2013 and '14.

 

Unrebuttable.

 

Written down and chiseled into stone. If Moses can do it, so can I.

 

 


OH YEAH... start on Track 4, you will not regret it.  Once over, head to Track 6 and 7.  Followed by 9.


Edited by rezolver - 9/10/12 at 12:26am
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oh yeah ... Oh Yeah ... OH YEAH ... 

 

Although, I haven't heard all the musical records of 2011, I PERSONALLY declare this ALBUM OF THE YEAR -- 2011 and 2012, possibly 2013 and '14.

 

Unrebuttable.

 

Written down and chiseled into stone. If Moses can do it, so can I.

 


OH YEAH... start on Track 4, you will not regret it.  Once over, head to Track 6 and 7.  Followed by 9.

 

 

whoa.  I thought it was just okay :( definitely not my album of the year.  Albums I liked were Dustin Wong - Dreams, Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads (toe tore oh is my favorite track)

Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Stare

 

 

Nothing so far that I fell in love with.  The new fennesz album is quite nice in the world of ambient works, the new helios record was pretty listenable, and the new Mono I very much enjoy.


Edited by Llloyd - 9/10/12 at 12:48am
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Just got done with this track, wow, very nice build up. I dig it. How is the rest of the album? And Thank You for the post.

 

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whoa.  I thought it was just okay :( definitely not my album of the year.  Albums I liked were Dustin Wong - Dreams, Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads (toe tore oh is my favorite track)

Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Stare

 

 

Nothing so far that I fell in love with.  The new fennesz album is quite nice in the world of ambient works, the new helios record was pretty listenable, and the new Mono I very much enjoy.


Edited by rezolver - 9/10/12 at 1:09am
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I think it could have been a 7" ? I'm not sure.  I believe it was released for record store day this year.  Side B is just one 14 minute track that's a little more brooding. A2 is a more relaxed, uplifting song.

post #1873 of 14586

Good day, guys! New to head-fi, so please don't throw tomatoes :)

 

For now I have Hifiman HE-500 with silver dragon cable and schiit combo (bifrost usb + asgard), quite satisfied with the sound, but want MOAR bigsmile_face.gif  Definitely not going to change headphones, HE-500 are brilliant! So there are two quite inexpensive amps on my radar - lyr by schiit audio or project sunrise II, DIY amp that had very good reviews about it's sinergy with HE-500. On the other hand, some said that cheaper asgard is even better for HE-500 than Lyr. Maybe you can offer better amps <1000$? Or changing a DAC would be more crucial?

 

P.S. Sorry for possible misunderstandings, my English leaves much to be desired normal_smile%20.gif

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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

Good day, guys! New to head-fi, so please don't throw tomatoes :)

 

For now I have Hifiman HE-500 with silver dragon cable and schiit combo (bifrost usb + asgard), quite satisfied with the sound, but want MOAR bigsmile_face.gif  Definitely not going to change headphones, HE-500 are brilliant! So there are two quite inexpensive amps on my radar - lyr by schiit audio or project sunrise II, DIY amp that had very good reviews about it's sinergy with HE-500. On the other hand, some said that cheaper asgard is even better for HE-500 than Lyr. Maybe you can offer better amps <1000$? Or changing a DAC would be more crucial?

 

P.S. Sorry for possible misunderstandings, my English leaves much to be desired normal_smile%20.gif

 

Lyr is the go-to amp for the HE-500s, they just have great synergy. 

 

A few other good amp suggestions to look into are; Audio-GD C2.2 (my current choice) and Violectric V200. Both should have more than enough power to drive the HE-500s to perfection and will be a noticeable upgrade from your Asgard.

post #1875 of 14586
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Originally Posted by Darkbeat View Post

 

Lyr is the go-to amp for the HE-500s, they just have great synergy. 

 

A few other good amp suggestions to look into are; Audio-GD C2.2 (my current choice) and Violectric V200. Both should have more than enough power to drive the HE-500s to perfection and will be a noticeable upgrade from your Asgard.

Thanks for the quick answer! Violectric V200 is quite expensive and I don't think it's required for meas I only need to drive HE-500. Audio-GD is not bad, but I don't like it's design at all. So, the Lyr or Project Sunrise II. Lyr, of cource is safer choice.

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