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post #3181 of 18030
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Originally Posted by xeizo View Post

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


Wow, I do not get a skr price, what I see on the page you posted is the following (viewed from UK):

 

Specifications for Ear One
Product type Headphone Amplifier
Input impedance 10 kOhm
Output impedance 0.1ohm/100Ohm
Headphone output 1/4" (6.35 mm)
Inputs 1 pair RCA and 1 pair XLR
Maximum amplification 12dB
Distorsion <0.01% @33 Ohm @2.83Vrms @1kHz
Bandwidth dc-200kHz
Output power ca 3W/32 Ohm (10Vrms)
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions (mm)

140x80x210

 

Guide price
 

795 EUR

Seems we need you as a middle man. wink.gif

 

Edited by Acapella11 - 2/16/13 at 4:34am
post #3182 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Acapella11 View Post

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

 

Son, now you're going into uncharted territories here! Tread carefully. You have been warned!

post #3183 of 18030

so if im getting a new cable for my he-500, I shouldn't go anything less than pure silver?
 

post #3184 of 18030
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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

so if im getting a new cable for my he-500, I shouldn't go anything less than pure silver?
 

Nah bro, go for pure copper; HE500 is bright enough as is.

post #3185 of 18030

is the stock he400 cable pure copper?
 

post #3186 of 18030
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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

is the stock he400 cable pure copper?
 

It is, dunno if it's OCC or even OFC though. Here's Canare's description:

 

 

 

"All Canare microphone cables utilize high-

conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded

to form flexible conductors and shields."

post #3187 of 18030

Recently, I tried an interesting amp at my local Jaben

 

It's the Bakoon Products HDA-5210 Mk3 Amp. It's quite obscure since this model is Japan only and there are no spec sheets available for this specific model but I do know the price. It's $2000.

Paired up with my HE-500 and the synergy is amazing. More power than you could ever shake a stick at. This amp makes the HE-6 look very easy to drive which it absolutely can with ease. When the switch is on the low current setting, it sounds extremely good with the HE-500 but flick the switch to high current then suddenly, it turns the HE-500 into an absolute heaven sounding machine.

I used the pleather pads which I find it makes the sound a tad slower but with this amp, everything is just elevated. I just can't imagine with velour pads, it might just hurt my ears.

This amp is very detailed but not harsh. It has a smooth treble, an excellent midrange and low end impact that is just more. I thought that the HE-500 is already detailed but with this, it's even more detailed, more dynamic. I'm in love with this amp but with that price tag...

I just can't afford it.

Oh well, the Lyr then... 

post #3188 of 18030

CMIIW.. Is that same amp that Nico (TheMiddleSky) use to drive the HE6?

Really need to try it out myself *curiosity

post #3189 of 18030
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Nah bro, go for pure copper; HE500 is bright enough as is.

+1 i agree totally..het urself some good quality litz 2 coppercable..like the toxic cables black widow 22awg..a match in heaven..imho ofcourse.

post #3190 of 18030

Copper or silver?

 

Copper

- gives more substance to voices/instruments

- makes them sound smoother

- also improves the bass

 

Silver

- opposite of copper?

- reveals more detail?

- improves instrument separation?

 

What do you think?

post #3191 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Acapella11 View Post

Copper or silver?

 

Copper

- gives more substance to voices/instruments

- makes them sound smoother

- also improves the bass

 

Silver

- opposite of copper?

- reveals more detail?

- improves instrument separation?

 

What do you think?

It totally depends on the headphone u have...a cable has to complement the character of the headphones..u dont have one best cable for every headphone..sometimes a cheaper good quality copper cable is better then a much much much more expensive silver cable for ur headphone.. 

post #3192 of 18030

@hifimanrookie Do you think, you could differentiate different cable in a (dare I say iteek.gif) blind test?

 

Don't want to start a debate, just want a simple answer wink.gif

post #3193 of 18030

oh boy here we go popcorn.gif

post #3194 of 18030
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

@hifimanrookie Do you think, you could differentiate different cable in a (dare I say iteek.gif) blind test?

 

Of course.  Still have fingers to feel with ya :p

post #3195 of 18030
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

@hifimanrookie Do you think, you could differentiate different cable in a (dare I say iteek.gif) blind test?

 

Don't want to start a debate, just want a simple answer wink.gif

Simple answer..yes..between silver and copper sound is different and easy to spot..especially on high quality sources/amps/lossless very high quality music/or headphones..maybe u wont hear much difference on lesser quality sources/amps/ lower quality music..i dont know the latter.. between copper cables difference is on detail level. I have dhc and toxic cable..both sound different..especially in soundstage and natural sounding..both are copper..but as i once said..if u have different rig or headphones or even different hearing..some (like u) could defend not hearing any difference between the two kind of wires..copper against silver (am not talking bout hybrids by the way!)

 

and as we all know here..this is a debate that has been around for eons on any audiophile thread..so..lets say both are right here or else this could be a very looooong back and forth thingiebiggrin.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/17/13 at 1:16pm
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