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post #256 of 18030
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I had the 500s in the house again last week. While they certainly are top notch headphones, I missed my 6s. They are back on the job and I bid fare well to the 500s. I think I might see them again as a replacement for my RS-1s, but not before upgrading my DAC.

Transatlantic "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is putting a grin on this happy camper.


The HE6 is better and especially if you like solid state. But for tube amps the hE500 is the ticket because they are easy to drive. The biggest differences are more transparency deeper bass and more extended treble but you need the juice due and with the 500 you can get nice results with one watt. One watt wont cut the HE6 you need 8-15W to really make them shine IMO.

post #257 of 18030

I do like the sound coming our of the HE500 on my tube Decware Taboo rig. These are much easier to drive and in review I will note the difference between  these and the HE6. The 500 works well on my tube amps. I would still recommend a transformer based amp as even though they are easier to drive IMO they sound better with the power I am getting out of the TabooI listened briefly on the CSP-2 and it does work but sound better on the Taboo. bass is very textured on the 500 and treble is clean and extended but these are two areas where the HE6 are better not by much but still better. Both are well extended and will keep me satisfied.

post #258 of 18030

And that's why they're going on my new portable rig. :D
 

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The HE6 is better and especially if you like solid state. But for tube amps the hE500 is the ticket because they are easy to drive. The biggest differences are more transparency deeper bass and more extended treble but you need the juice due and with the 500 you can get nice results with one watt. One watt wont cut the HE6 you need 8-15W to really make them shine IMO.



 

 

post #259 of 18030

lol and the RX puts out 1 watt into 38ohms..?? ;) 

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And that's why they're going on my new portable rig. :D
 



 

 



 

post #260 of 18030

Slightly under if my math is correct, but not too shabby. Certainly enough to make them sound good. 

 

Sure, it won't compare to my 2238, but I don't expect it to.
 

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lol and the RX puts out 1 watt into 38ohms..?? ;) 

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post #261 of 18030

I hope you enjoy the new toys, my new toy syndrome has worn off for my HE-500's. Been sitting on my desk the past 4 days.

 

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Slightly under if my math is correct, but not too shabby. Certainly enough to make them sound good. 

 

Sure, it won't compare to my 2238, but I don't expect it to.
 



 

 



 

post #262 of 18030

What are you using over them?

 

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I hope you enjoy the new toys, my new toy syndrome has worn off for my HE-500's. Been sitting on my desk the past 4 days.

 



 



 

 

post #263 of 18030

Oh i still use them, but only sparingly. Ive been listening to my MS-1's while laying in bed and cruising around the house.

 

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What are you using over them?

 



 

 



 

post #264 of 18030

MS-1s. Gross. :D

 

See, with the brick I can cruise around the house with HE 500s! Oh happy day.
 

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Oh i still use them, but only sparingly. Ive been listening to my MS-1's while laying in bed and cruising around the house.

 



 



 

 

post #265 of 18030

LOL... I sold every single headphone i owned and ended up back with a pair of them. Only headphone to make me smile so often. Even the HE-500's havent come close to the enjoyment i have gotten from them. But each to there own.

 

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MS-1s. Gross. :D

 

See, with the brick I can cruise around the house with HE 500s! Oh happy day.
 



 

 



 

post #266 of 18030
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LOL... I sold every single headphone i owned and ended up back with a pair of them. Only headphone to make me smile so often. Even the HE-500's havent come close to the enjoyment i have gotten from them. But each to there own.

 



 


HE 500 has been the only headphone to make me cry. Love 'em.
post #267 of 18030

Im actually not sure if i enjoy the sound after burn in... When i first put them on the wowed me quite alot. Right now everything sounds to uneven.

 

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Originally Posted by Townyj View Post

LOL... I sold every single headphone i owned and ended up back with a pair of them. Only headphone to make me smile so often. Even the HE-500's havent come close to the enjoyment i have gotten from them. But each to there own.

 



 




HE 500 has been the only headphone to make me cry. Love 'em.


 

post #268 of 18030

Arggghhh, head-direct is killing me!  After lurking around here for a couple months, I finally jumped off the deep end on June 5th and ordered the HE-500.  After going back and forth with customer service for the last week trying to get a tracking number, I just found out a couple hours ago that my 'phones aren't going to ship until next week because "factory adjusted the cable of the headphone."  Hopefully it'll be that HE-6 cable that everyone seems to lust after.  Gotta admit though, I'm starting to wonder if I should have just ordered the LCD-2s instead, as I'm still somewhat of a basshead... and am extremely impatient when it comes to waiting for new toys to arrive blink.gif

post #269 of 18030
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Arggghhh, head-direct is killing me!  After lurking around here for a couple months, I finally jumped off the deep end on June 5th and ordered the HE-500.  After going back and forth with customer service for the last week trying to get a tracking number, I just found out a couple hours ago that my 'phones aren't going to ship until next week because "factory adjusted the cable of the headphone."  Hopefully it'll be that HE-6 cable that everyone seems to lust after.  Gotta admit though, I'm starting to wonder if I should have just ordered the LCD-2s instead, as I'm still somewhat of a basshead... and am extremely impatient when it comes to waiting for new toys to arrive blink.gif


Better not be a new cable. I'll be sad... D:
post #270 of 18030

ha, looks like I'll let you know in a couple of weeks (thanks customs!).  Thought you were diggin' the fatty HE-500 cable though?

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