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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Strange..no one mentions beyers here..i have a beyerdynamic mmx300 and that phone completely annihilates my he500 with pc gaming and watching movies.. Okay..i admit..its tuned for gaming and movies in mind..but still..for the money its a steal to play games ( fps) and watching multi channel movies..the soundstage is huge (especially with surround sources).. Imho ofcourse..for music 2channel..no competition..the he500. biggrin.gif

 

In terms of imaging the HE-500 is bashed by my DT880, but for music enjoyment i prefer the HE-500 more than the DT880

post #2822 of 14589
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

In terms of imaging the HE-500 is bashed by my DT880, but for music enjoyment i prefer the HE-500 more than the DT880

Yeah i believe that...i understand the mmx300 is a modified dt880 tuned for gaming and movies with surround... But i also agree..the he500 is hard to beat with music in the right configuration.wink.gif

post #2823 of 14589
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

In terms of imaging the HE-500 is bashed by my DT880, but for music enjoyment i prefer the HE-500 more than the DT880

Imaging or soundstage eek.gif

To me the imaging is clearly better on the HE-500, though the sound stage is debatable.. The HE-500 seems much more focused.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

how does the HE-500 do with rap music?

 

i find most high end headphones don't do good with rap since theres lack of bass (with the exception of the D7000, others like the LCD-2 have good bass, but isn't as good for rap cause the decay isn't slow enough and the bass isn't boosted)

 

Dubstep Girl, at some point next week I'll go through my rap collection and take some notes for you as to how the HE-500's perform.

 

 

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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

 

He-500 reminds me of Hd600 with much better speed and tad bit more bass, which imo makes it the best "jack of all trade" can, even better than the hd600 in my book. Pretty forgiving too, I could listen to Emperor/Bathory to loud volume without treble destroying my ear.

 

However I prefer something that does better with metal/baroque, not an all-rounder so the he-500 is going back. I still recommend everyone to try a He-500 though, fantastic price/performance there beyersmile.png

 

Curiosity got the best of me, what is you preferred headphone for those genre's?

 

 

I listen to quite a bit of metal from Kalmah, Dark Tranquillity, Mors Principium Est., Callenish Circle, Enforsaken, Insomnium and Karl Sanders to older stuff such as Megadeth, Metallica, Maiden, etc and I find the HE-500's are superb at those genre's.  They also easily surpass my previously owned RS80's, RS325's, RS2's and RS1i's in terms of speed, resolution, sound stage, instrument separation and musical weight.  They also put my D7000's to shame as well (hence why they were sold and HE-500's stayed).  Also, the lack of ear fatigue with those genre's on the HE-500's is a major plus.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Personally, I would keep the D7000 and try to save for the HE-500. Each of those three headphones: LCD-2, HE-500 and D2000 serve their own purposes. You're simply not getting a more of a subwoofer type bass in any other phone that can manage to still sound a bit open. Also for movies, I go with the Denon everytime and the LCD-2. HE-500 loses in this. I personally want more depth and a better center image.

 

If subwoofer like bass is something someone is after, Denon is your headphone.  The D7000's are a one trick pony when it comes to listening to music and that's after I owned them for close to 2 years.  They were outstanding for games and movies though, I'll give them that.

 

 

Not to detail the thread, but what's a good price on a used DT800 600ohm these days?  I'd like to get a semi-open headphone for game use.  The HE-500's are just ok.  K501's lack weight.  T50RP's are decent, but closed and lack weight as well.

Instead of posting in the thread, a simple PM would do fine as well. Thanks in advance.

post #2825 of 14589
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Imaging or soundstage eek.gif

To me the imaging is clearly better on the HE-500, though the sound stage is debatable.. The HE-500 seems much more focused.

 

I have been A/Bing them with my setup and with simple binaural recording like the virtual barbershop, clearly the DT880/600 ohm can deliver both depth and pin-pointing better than the HE-500, well.. perhaps my setup is inadequate to drive my HE-500

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Well I am back again. Just ordered a pair from justin at headlamp. This will be my second venture with them again. It will help me to justfy my V200 purchase again. Crazy hobby. Looking forward to them again

post #2827 of 14589
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

I have been A/Bing them with my setup and with simple binaural recording like the virtual barbershop, clearly the DT880/600 ohm can deliver both depth and pin-pointing better than the HE-500, well.. perhaps my setup is inadequate to drive my HE-500

It might be because I'm fooled by the speed of the HE-500. The HE-500 is much more focused, though. But also these comparisons has only been made when listening to music

post #2828 of 14589
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

It might be because I'm fooled by the speed of the HE-500. The HE-500 is much more focused, though. But also these comparisons has only been made when listening to music

The he500 performs best with amps that have some wattage. The V200 is 2.7 watts into 32 ohms and they really open up from the last time I had the pairing. My decware csp2 is not the best amp for them because of the OTL and lower power coming from that amp. My oTL loves high impedence cans and very efficient low impedance can something the he500 is not super efficient and loves power like most planers

post #2829 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Well I am back again. Just ordered a pair from justin at headlamp. This will be my second venture with them again. It will help me to justfy my V200 purchase again. Crazy hobby. Looking forward to them again


Welcome back Frank to the "dark" side Frank.

 

I'm curious to hear your impressions of the V200 and HE-500 combo and how they compare with my own.  What DAC are you using with it?

post #2830 of 14589
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Originally Posted by rezolver View Post


Welcome back Frank to the "dark" side Frank.

 

I'm curious to hear your impressions of the V200 and HE-500 combo and how they compare with my own.  What DAC are you using with it?

I am using the OPPO BDP95 which uses the 32bit high end sabre dacs. Last time i had them I had the Marantz sa8004 and much prefer the Oppo so I am looking forward to this combo again.

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Originally Posted by rezolver View Post

 

Dubstep Girl, at some point next week I'll go through my rap collection and take some notes for you as to how the HE-500's perform.

 

 

 

Curiosity got the best of me, what is you preferred headphone for those genre's?

 

 

I listen to quite a bit of metal from Kalmah, Dark Tranquillity, Mors Principium Est., Callenish Circle, Enforsaken, Insomnium and Karl Sanders to older stuff such as Megadeth, Metallica, Maiden, etc and I find the HE-500's are superb at those genre's.  They also easily surpass my previously owned RS80's, RS325's, RS2's and RS1i's in terms of speed, resolution, sound stage, instrument separation and musical weight.  They also put my D7000's to shame as well (hence why they were sold and HE-500's stayed).  Also, the lack of ear fatigue with those genre's on the HE-500's is a major plus.

 

 

 

 

If subwoofer like bass is something someone is after, Denon is your headphone.  The D7000's are a one trick pony when it comes to listening to music and that's after I owned them for close to 2 years.  They were outstanding for games and movies though, I'll give them that.

 

 

Not to detail the thread, but what's a good price on a used DT800 600ohm these days?  I'd like to get a semi-open headphone for game use.  The HE-500's are just ok.  K501's lack weight.  T50RP's are decent, but closed and lack weight as well.

Instead of posting in the thread, a simple PM would do fine as well. Thanks in advance.

As i also mentioned couple of times..ny he500 in my rig does it all.. I honestly cant find a real flaw in any genre of music.. Imho ofcourse

post #2832 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Well I am back again. Just ordered a pair from justin at headlamp. This will be my second venture with them again. It will help me to justfy my V200 purchase again. Crazy hobby. Looking forward to them again
I suspected you'd be back.......wink.gif
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I suspected you'd be back.......wink.gif

LOL  why did you suspect I would be back.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

LOL  why did you suspect I would be back.

Coz he owes you money biggrin.gif

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Coz he owes you money biggrin.gif

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