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Ok the decision has been made - the HE-500 it will be :)

 

Now I have to find a fine matching AMP for it.

 

What would be the rule of thumb for Orthos - lamps or transistors?

 

Thanks for great help so far guys, really made a difference.

 

Also what place in USA would you recommend to order from HE-500 - preferably authorised dealer. Some trustworthy place (I am in EU dont know your brands and dealers so hence my question).
 


Edited by sebna - 2/2/13 at 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by sebna View Post

Ok the decision has been made - the HE-500 it will be :)

 

Now I have to find a fine matching AMP for it.

 

What would be the rule of thumb for Orthos - lamps or transistors?

 

Thanks for great help so far guys, really made a difference.

 

Also what place in USA would you recommend to order from HE-500 - preferably authorised dealer. Some trustworthy place (I am in EU dont know your brands and dealers so hence my question).
 

Everyone and their mothers will recommend you buying from Justin (HeadAmp).

post #2913 of 14586
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Originally Posted by sebna View Post

Ok the decision has been made - the HE-500 it will be :)

 

Now I have to find a fine matching AMP for it.

 

What would be the rule of thumb for Orthos - lamps or transistors?

 

Thanks for great help so far guys, really made a difference.
 

An amp that goes to 11. I can tell you the V200 is very good with them, and the V200 driven by a tube amp is excellent. Liquid smooth, but controlled, details and plenty of power.

 

KP

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Originally Posted by sebna View Post

Short ball guys - HE-500 or T1? If anyone here can be objective of course :D

 

I listen to everything with emphasis on electronic and inde rock ofc most of it in Flac.

 

I come from AH-D1000 and I also own for last few days D7100 but I dont like them and I am going to return them as way too bassy and wit ha bit of pinchy highs and mutated high pitched women voices.

 

Thanks for all and any input :)
 

 

What just happened to this thread???  Anyway, skimmed the 4 pages since you asked this question so it's doubtful I'll say anything that hasn't been said. I have both T1 and HE-500 and they're both wonderful.... would prefer to keep them both thank you.  T1 is a bit brighter, HE-500 more forgiving and more magical; gets my vote as favorite.  I play them both out of a Lyr and I'm quite content!!

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What just happened to this thread???  Anyway, skimmed the 4 pages since you asked this question so it's doubtful I'll say anything that hasn't been said. I have both T1 and HE-500 and they're both wonderful.... would prefer to keep them both thank you.  T1 is a bit brighter, HE-500 more forgiving and more magical; gets my vote as favorite.  I play them both out of a Lyr and I'm quite content!!

The guy asked a question "Headphone X vs Headphone Y" in a "Headphone X appreciation thread", what'd you expect would happen? rolleyes.gif

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What just happened to this thread???

 

Head-fiers gone wild!

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Originally Posted by sebna View Post

Ok the decision has been made - the HE-500 it will be :)

 

Now I have to find a fine matching AMP for it.

 

What would be the rule of thumb for Orthos - lamps or transistors?

 

Thanks for great help so far guys, really made a difference.

 

Also what place in USA would you recommend to order from HE-500 - preferably authorised dealer. Some trustworthy place (I am in EU dont know your brands and dealers so hence my question).
 

You should also consider the amp/preamp I pair with the HE-500 if you already or will have a high quality source for your music:  the Audio-gd NFB-6.  You need to run it in balanced mode for best results but I think it represents terrific value with way more connectivity options than I'll ever use and digital remote volume control (no potentiometer!).  It has high and low gain settings with 80 steps each (I stay on low gain and am usually in the 28-34 range). And the SQ is  wonderfully neutral and detailed with a particularly deep soundstage.  It deliveres 5.92 watts into the 500's 38 ohms with an output impedence of just 1 ohm.   And all this at not much over $500US delivered!


Edited by Andolink - 2/3/13 at 6:06am
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Originally Posted by sebna View Post

Ok the decision has been made - the HE-500 it will be :)

 

Now I have to find a fine matching AMP for it.

 

What would be the rule of thumb for Orthos - lamps or transistors?

 

Thanks for great help so far guys, really made a difference.

 

Also what place in USA would you recommend to order from HE-500 - preferably authorised dealer. Some trustworthy place (I am in EU dont know your brands and dealers so hence my question).
 


There are HiFiMan resellers within EU as well. In Denmark we have http://www.dengodelyd.dk/shop/frontpage.html
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There are HiFiMan resellers within EU as well. In Denmark we have http://www.dengodelyd.dk/shop/frontpage.html

In germany u have madooma and in holland hificonsult and in uk toxic cables. Make ur pickwink.gif

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Everyone and their mothers will recommend you buying from Justin (HeadAmp).

Damn that guy musy be the perfect son in law then biggrin.gif

post #2921 of 14586

Outside of the T1 costing more and having better materials than other Beyer headphones... it's not their best headphone.  The best Beyer in production is the 880/600 and the good news is it costs a lot less ;)

 

The HE-500 is in a whole other league than either though.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Outside of the T1 costing more and having better materials than other Beyer headphones... it's not their best headphone.  The best Beyer in production is the 880/600 and the good news is it costs a lot less ;)

 

The HE-500 is in a whole other league than either though.

I had the 880 on two different occasionI I owned them and had them side by side with the T1and the T1 always was more transparent and had better treble and bass and much more refinement than the 880. IMO its Beyer best offering. The HE500 is an excellent phone and  different than the T1 but its subjective what would be better. To many people they prefer the T1 transparency and pinpoint focus while others prefer the HE500. Both are top tier headphones IMO . The 880 may cost less but its not as refined as the T1. I owned the T1 for 2yrs before I sold it and it was a great headphone but I preferred my HD800 slightly. YOMV

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The bass on the hE6 when properly amped with power and I mean at least 15 watts is explosive.. I used an 80w wat tpower amp and it never distored until I used my Taboo on comples passages the amp simply gave out causing distortion,. I will say this again and IU have purchased the he500 again the he6 when properly amoed and I mean powerful amps is the best headphone I hav eowned or heard. Sadly I sold it off because my SX980 was having some issues or I would still own both. The bass on the HE6 when amped properly is to die for

 

Well the Emotiva Mini-X is 50wpc into 8 ohms... I am not saying there cant be further improvement, but your statement is ridiculous...

Its about two things wattage AND current... you need both and one doesnt automatically assure the other.

The bass is rolled off in the graphs and this simply prevents the HP from reaching that deep. What you are implying would mean "forcing" the HP to reach lower against its own will, which may or may not be good for the drivers and the HP... 


Edited by conquerator2 - 2/3/13 at 7:32am
post #2924 of 14586

so the HE-500 is different/unique enough to the T1 to be worth buying? 

 

ive really been considering these headphones for quite some time now, im probably gonna sell my D7000s for them, while i enjoy my D7000s crazy bass, the rest of the headphone isn't as good as T1/LCD-2/Hd 800, so it doesn't get much use.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

so the HE-500 is different/unique enough to the T1 to be worth buying? 

 

 

It is indeed a very different creature, I picked up the T1 because it offered such a change of perspective from the HE500.

 

KP

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