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What are HE-500 like when lying down with them? on a pillow for e.g, are they fairly comfortable?

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Now I can't decide between the he500 and the audeze lcd-2 for a more fun headphone next to my hd800 :(

 

Read lots of good stuff about both...

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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

Now I can't decide between the he500 and the audeze lcd-2 for a more fun headphone next to my hd800 :(

 

Read lots of good stuff about both...

Then hopefully the bad stuff about both will help you decide better:

 

HE500 cons: a little slow-sounding, bass is a little wooly, and overall like other Hifimans the fit and finish is not as good as Audezes

 

LCD2 cons: treble a little less smooth/grainfree, sound is much less open (many comment on it sounding almost like closed headphones, to which I share the sentiment), lacks dynamics

 

 

All relative to each-other, of course.


Edited by jerg - 3/9/13 at 12:33pm
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

Now I can't decide between the he500 and the audeze lcd-2 for a more fun headphone next to my hd800 :(

 

Read lots of good stuff about both...

Buy both and keep the one you like.

 

You know if you post in this thread, you'll probably get lots of recommendation for the he500; same thing if you post in the Lcd2 thread tongue_smile.gif


Edited by khaine1711 - 3/9/13 at 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Then hopefully the bad stuff about both will help you decide better:

 

HE500 cons: a little slow-sounding, bass is a little wooly, and overall like other Hifimans the fit and finish is not as good as Audezes

 

LCD2 cons: treble a little less smooth/grainfree, sound is much less open (many comment on it sounding almost like closed headphones, to which I share the sentiment), lacks dynamics

 

 

All relative to each-other, of course.

 

Sounds about right to me..

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Yep.  I had the same dilemma a few months back.  In the end decided to start with the HE-500 for the simple reason that it was cheaper.  Haven't looked back since.  Actually haven't had even the slightest bit of upgraditis since then, been completely happy with the Hifimans.  But one day I'll probably get the urge to hear the LCD-2 as well.  :)

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Originally Posted by spark3 View Post

What are HE-500 like when lying down with them? on a pillow for e.g, are they fairly comfortable?

They are fully open back, so laying down on a pillow will tend to muffle the sound. You want to keep your head a little higher than usual. If I am going to lay down, I go with the T1's.

 

KP

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If you use a hard foam pillow just a little reduction in sound stage I do it all the time
A fluffy pillow would not work
post #3594 of 14628
I had the headroom micro and mini desktop amps very good on sale for about $500 good choice powers the 500s fine
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Yep.  I had the same dilemma a few months back.  In the end decided to start with the HE-500 for the simple reason that it was cheaper.  Haven't looked back since.  Actually haven't had even the slightest bit of upgraditis since then, been completely happy with the Hifimans.  But one day I'll probably get the urge to hear the LCD-2 as well.  smily_headphones1.gif
Because I like the HD650 so much, my tendency was to favor the LCD 2, but I got a good deal on HE-500s and I'm completely wowed. I have no interest in the LCD 2 anymore.
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Originally Posted by xd00bx View Post

Ok so i just pulled the trigger on the he-500. TTVJ is having a sale and ive wanted them for a long time...

Here is my dilemma; this is my very first set of high end cans so im starting from scratch. i will be using my ps3 as source while my pc is being fixed so i need a dac with optical and usb input. i have $450 to spend on dac and amp and im not sure what to do.

Here are my options...

*Spend it all on an amp and get dac later.(have to wait at least 2 months).

*Get a dac/amp combo for now and upgrade amp later. (i was told ADG NFB 5.32 or NFB 11.32 have very good dac's for their price but amp is lacking) which one of these are better?

*Buy Audioengine d1($169 and i heard isnt even worth that) and buy amp with remaining $280.

I am leaning toward dac/amp combo for now but id like one with a good dac for future use with better amp. Which is the better option; nfb-5.32 ($430) or nfb-11.32 ($350)? OR is there a better option? Im really new to all this and need some advice... Cheers!

Assuming you're in the US, get a Magni for $99 and spend the rest on a DAC.
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Yep.  I had the same dilemma a few months back.  In the end decided to start with the HE-500 for the simple reason that it was cheaper.  Haven't looked back since.  Actually haven't had even the slightest bit of upgraditis since then, been completely happy with the Hifimans.  But one day I'll probably get the urge to hear the LCD-2 as well.  :)

 

+1

 

Haven't had an urge to upgrade ever since I got the HE-500s. They sound so good that i'm completely happy with just keeping them. 

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Sold my LCD-2.2   Kept my HE-500s  biggrin.gif

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Love the HE-500 they are a awesome. I would say one of the worlds best. 

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