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Sounds familiar when I go HE-500 -> Iphone

But how come a focused centerstage be a good thing then?

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Sounds familiar when I go HE-500 -> Iphone
But how come a focused centerstage be a good thing then?
the centerstage focus is the mixing of both left and right channels to place images between two points. In that staging, instruments (or singers) are placed from far left to far right places across that image. They hold their positions instead of it all sounding like it's stuck in the center of your head. IMO LIke a horn holding between the left ear and the center. This is strictly a horizontal axis view, not depth or vertical.
post #2463 of 18030

Is upgrading from HD650 ($350 used) to HE-500 worth the double price?

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Originally Posted by Marvin7 View Post

Is upgrading from HD650 ($350 used) to HE-500 worth the double price?

Yes, absolutely for me. I would even choose my HE500s over my HD800s.


Edited by rgs9200m - 1/6/13 at 10:43am
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What's a used pair of 500s go for?
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Yes, absolutely for me. I would even choose my HE500s over my HD800s.

Why do you keep the HD800 for then? Where do the 500 excel over the 800 and where do they lack?

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I'd take the HE-6, 5LE, 500 & LCD-3 over the 800s. Fuller sound, more impact, richer decay, smoother treble. The well powered 6s will bring you closer to the stage presentation of the 800s. This is not an attack on the 800s though as they have a unique and very engaging listen. Acoustic instruments and vocals on the 800s are incredible. On a good amp, they have plenty of attack energy for electronic music. But I feel the orthos do a better job in the ability to do more genre with less weaknesses.
post #2468 of 18030

HC,

 

You're just a ortho man..  You need some time with the T1 next..

post #2469 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

What's a used pair of 500s go for?


around 550? maybe?

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I live in Germany and a new pair is about 700 Euro (910$). I payed 500 Euro (650 $) for my used pair. They were in excellent condition and I also got one year of warranty.

But I cant tell you how much you would have to pay in the US to get a used pair.

post #2471 of 18030

I sold my HE-500's for $500, but I wanted a quick sale. They were sold in less than an hour.

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


around 550? maybe?

 

Yeah around 500 sounds good :) Give or take... Oh how I wished back then for the Hifiman being on sale more often :D


Edited by conquerator2 - 1/6/13 at 1:17pm
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I don't think the Hifimans will ever be on sale. The company is rather strict with their prices


Edited by davidsh - 1/6/13 at 2:36pm
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I have got a question, because I am not sure about whether my listening volume is okay, and how loud I can have my headphones. With the HE-500/400 lying right next to you, how loud is the music then?

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Fairly loud, almost like a laptops build in speakers. These really do leek a lot
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