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post #3166 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

I received my Woo Audio headphone stand a couple days ago.  Since I've hung my HE-500 on it there's been a night and day difference.  I immediately noticed much greater base-extension and smoothness in the top end.  The mids are long and thin and overall the sound is heavy and sturdy.  This stand has an excellent sound signature.

 

 

I got to get me one.  Wait.  It has to improve the sound stage as well.  Or it's a no go. 

post #3167 of 18078
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Man, seriously you should get some help blink.gif This must be very devastating for your wallet eek.gif You are just spending a HE-6 on cables...

The improvement you'd get with the HE-6 would beat the HE-500 no matter how fabulously recabled...

Not only that..i also have the rca cable made of the same wire as the headphone cable (i did same with the dhc cable last year with special rhodium carbon connectors from valab).. And trust me u dont wanna know what i paid for the powercables ( i needed 2 for my amp as u can see on my pics) ...but its worth it i think..and soon the ultimo cable with 12 or 8 conductors/wires...lolz..and end of this year i will go for the he6..or a second hand lcd 3..this is one sick hobby when u start..and did i tell u how much my 5998 tung sols costed in my amp..lolz.. Poor wallet...well its better to spend money on this then on drugs,alcohol or...... No i wont say s.e.x.. Lolz....i spend it on my cars, pc, audio and my family..and ut makes me a very happy man..biggrin.gif

post #3168 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

I received my Woo Audio headphone stand a couple days ago.  Since I've hung my HE-500 on it there's been a night and day difference.  I immediately noticed much greater base-extension and smoothness in the top end.  The mids are long and thin and overall the sound is heavy and sturdy.  This stand has an excellent sound signature.

Now u lost me..confused_face_2.gif.but i agree..they look heavenly

i need/want one also..maybe a groupbuy???? For discount??? Anyone has experience with that?rolleyes.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/15/13 at 4:36pm
post #3169 of 18078
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

This is the true.  However, then the amp comes into question.  But yes.  All these cables are already top flight.  It's only so much one top of the line aftermarket cable can do over another top of the line aftermarket cable.  What DAC is being used?  Maybe that can be upgraded instead of cables? 

 

Just a thought.

At this moment i use my dap as source on line out into my amp..an excellent hifiman hm602..BUT..when my tax return comes in in may i will order this: a stello u3 spdif and a metrum octave dac..that will push my rig into uberspace of sound...and in meantime (2 months delivery time)i will receive my new toxic cables 12 or 8 conductor black widows 22 awg cable. Damn this year is expensive...need to finish my game pc also..its halfway..it has to be crysis 3 proof on max.biggrin.gif

post #3170 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Now u lost me..confused_face_2.gif.but i agree..they look heavenly

i need/want one also..maybe a groupbuy???? For discount??? Anyone has experience with that?rolleyes.gif

 

In all seriousness I'd be down for a massdrop if a LOT of people were willing for this.

post #3171 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

In all seriousness I'd be down for a massdrop if a LOT of people were willing for this.

Me too...seriously!!!!

post #3172 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Now u lost me..confused_face_2.gif.but i agree..they look heavenly

I'm pretty sure he's just messing around, although, I

Warning: I wish it was sarcasm (Click to show)

sometimes

can't tell if people here are joking.

 

Just got an e-mail back from TTVJ on the HE-500s I placed an order for. Seems their sale was just a little too popular and they'll have to wait for some more stock before sending them but I'm okay with that. I've waited this long, just a bit more plus saving a decent amount on some fantastic headphones isn't bad at all. Hopefully I'll receive my Asgard 2 before the headphones so at least I won't be temped to use them in a sub-par listening environment.

post #3173 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

At this moment i use my dap as source on line out into my amp..an excellent hifiman hm602..BUT..when my tax return comes in in may i will order this: a stello u3 spdif and a metrum octave dac..that will push my rig into uberspace of sound...and in meantime (2 months delivery time)i will receive my new toxic cables 12 or 8 conductor black widows 22 awg cable. Damn this year is expensive...need to finish my game pc also..its halfway..it has to be crysis 3 proof on max.biggrin.gif

Ok, ok I wont preach as long as you are happy.

But I do think you are massively overspending on cables...

The difference [if any] compared to amp/DAC upgrades is smaller.

Upgrading your amp/DAC can already show only so much difference... that should be saying

Anyway spending so much on Hifiman cables and then getting an LCD-3... blink.gif

The HE-6 would be the next logical step IMO beerchug.gif

post #3174 of 18078
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Ok, ok I wont preach as long as you are happy.

But I do think you are massively overspending on cables...

The difference [if any] compared to amp/DAC upgrades is smaller.

Upgrading your amp/DAC can already show only so much difference... that should be saying

Anyway spending so much on Hifiman cables and then getting an LCD-3... blink.gif

The HE-6 would be the next logical step IMO beerchug.gif

Ur right..and i dont mind u trying to give advice...we are all buddies here ..but i just want something special..and fun part is that selling the cables/he500/hm602 is not to hard...i know the cables wont upgrade my rig a lot..probably details in low and mid because of the more conductors...but that dac and the stello will make a huge difference compared to my excellent hm602 i understand...

and honestly..i probably will go for a he6 and then start finding a vintage marantz amp to drive it..and yep u guessed it..my 337 will be on sale also then..

post #3175 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

I received my Woo Audio headphone stand a couple days ago.  Since I've hung my HE-500 on it there's been a night and day difference.  I immediately noticed much greater base-extension and smoothness in the top end.  The mids are long and thin and overall the sound is heavy and sturdy.  This stand has an excellent sound signature.

Epic. 

post #3176 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie 

Now u lost me..confused_face_2.gif.but i agree..they look heavenly

i need/want one also..maybe a groupbuy???? For discount??? Anyone has experience with that?rolleyes.gif

 

They are beautiful. I live in the Netherlands too, and ordered from hifisupply.nl:

 

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=--per-stuk&action=article&group_id=10000223&aid=24646&lang=EN

 

Seems like a good webshop - shipping was free, they arrived very quickly, and most importantly they threw a bag of Haribo candy and a small notebook into the box too! 

post #3177 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

 

They are beautiful. I live in the Netherlands too, and ordered from hifisupply.nl:

 

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=--per-stuk&action=article&group_id=10000223&aid=24646&lang=EN

 

Seems like a good webshop - shipping was free, they arrived very quickly, and most importantly they threw a bag of Haribo candy and a small notebook into the box too! 

... That looks like my lamp. Except that was 20 USD.

post #3178 of 18078

sry, double post


Edited by Acapella11 - 2/16/13 at 4:48am
post #3179 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Pshhh, that's nothing.

 

Since I've gotten my IKEA banana holder, my HE-500 has been dropping sub-atomic bass left and right. How deep is the bass? Well, I would suspect it's even too deep even for Adele to roll in.

 

Recently, I've also upgraded my amp to a Black & Decker Toaster - the sound as expected, has been quite warm and crunchy. There is smoke coming out of the HE-500 drivers. I'm sure it's no cause for alarm.

 

Made my day. bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post
 
Poor wallet...well its better to spend money on this then on drugs,alcohol or...... No i wont say s.e.x.. Lolz....i spend it on my cars, pc, audio and my family..and ut makes me a very happy man..biggrin.gif

 

Seems you got your priorities right. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post
 

 

They are beautiful. I live in the Netherlands too, and ordered from hifisupply.nl:

 

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=--per-stuk&action=article&group_id=10000223&aid=24646&lang=EN

 

 

What about the Woo Audio double stands for all the stage and toasty bass goodness?

 

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=&action=page&group_id=10000223&lang=EN

 

 

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Seems like a good webshop - shipping was free, they arrived very quickly, and most importantly they threw a bag of Haribo candy and a small notebook into the box too!

 

I want the Haribo!

 

The webshop has some nice gear on it.

They have two amps from a Swedish company, Holographic Audio - cool name, "One" with and "Two" without crossfeed (800 and 600 €, respectively). Both pushing 3 W at 32 Ohm. Sounds interesting to me.

 

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=--per-stuk&action=article&group_id=20000049&aid=24525&lang=EN

http://www.hifisupply.nl/index.php?item=--per-stuk&action=article&group_id=20000049&aid=24564&lang=EN


Edited by Acapella11 - 2/16/13 at 4:45am
post #3180 of 18078
When ordering directly from Holographic Audio the Ear One seems to cost ~500€ (5000SKr viewed from Sweden) including crossfeed ...

http://www.holographicaudio.com/headphone-amp.html
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