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post #3676 of 18011
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Hi guys.

 

I have a loaner set of HE-500s coming in so I can evaluate whether or not it's worth (for me) eating only ramen for the next month or two.

 

My current amp powers my HD600 to more than satisfactory levels at 50%. Would it be enough for the HE-500?

 

Should be, you will see :) What amp is it?

 

+ Ramen is the best man! beerchug.gif

post #3677 of 18011
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

Should be, you will see :) What amp is it?

 

+ Ramen is the best man! beerchug.gif

 

 

Thanks. I don't quite know the name of the amp. It was custom made by someone who brought it to a meet.

 

Ramen is ok, until you start to get conscious about your sodium intake frown.gif

post #3678 of 18011
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

 

Thanks. I don't quite know the name of the amp. It was custom made by someone who brought it to a meet.

 

Ramen is ok, until you start to get conscious about your sodium intake frown.gif

Just use 1/3~1/2 packets of seasoning per portion of ramen, voila.

post #3679 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Just use 1/3~1/2 packets of seasoning per portion of ramen, voila.

 

Then it doesn't taste as good...

 

Wait, are you jerg of the famed "jerg-pads"? Cool!

post #3680 of 18011
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Just use 1/3~1/2 packets of seasoning per portion of ramen, voila.

 

I use bouillon, diced chicken, green onions, and diced carrots in mine rolleyes.gif

post #3681 of 18011
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

Then it doesn't taste as good...

 

Wait, are you jerg of the famed "jerg-pads"? Cool!

Well what you do is you augment the seasoning with other things e.g. stock, fresh veggies, meats, eggs, mushrooms, etc etc. It won't be that much more expensive.

 

In fact swapping out ramen for bulk pasta will be healthier without breaking the bank. Just get bulk soup mixes to substitute the ramen seasoning packets.

 

 

The jergpad mod is not popular (yet), I just try to promote it because with some elbow grease, it is a tremendous upgrade to the sound and other owners deserve to know about it.

post #3682 of 18011

Got my HE-500 today.  Using them with the o2 on the 12VAC 200mA psu.  They sound great on low gain.  They get plenty loud.  If this is "thin" sounding then I don't know what to expect on a more powerful amp.  Really loving these so far.

post #3683 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Just use 1/3~1/2 packets of seasoning per portion of ramen, voila.


Add Parmesan cheese instead. Ghettogetti.

 

KP

post #3684 of 18011

Great customer service from Hifiman. 

 

Sent me the replacement parts for my HE-500...came in 2 days from China to Canada. (2 day shipping from China to Canada is almost unheard of since it usually takes a month)

 

Thoroughly enjoying my music again =)

post #3685 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

Got my HE-500 today.  Using them with the o2 on the 12VAC 200mA psu.  They sound great on low gain.  They get plenty loud.  If this is "thin" sounding then I don't know what to expect on a more powerful amp.  Really loving these so far.
What other amps have you tried them on?
post #3686 of 18011

Has anyone posted any impressions on the he 400 vs the 500? I was wondering if the 300 dollar price difference was justifiable :D
 

post #3687 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post

Has anyone posted any impressions on the he 400 vs the 500? I was wondering if the 300 dollar price difference was justifiable :D
 


Sure someone has. The biggest improvement is in the treble IMO. And then also the general voicing, which is harder to describe...

 

Those 2 headphones are as different as they are similar to me.

post #3688 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post

Has anyone posted any impressions on the he 400 vs the 500? I was wondering if the 300 dollar price difference was justifiable :D
 

Google it..u will find bunch of comparisitions....but in general:

400 is more agressive and in ur face..treble and bass are accentuated...its more tuned for the US market...the 500 is more balanced and neutral...and in my opinion a much better phone to listn to for longer periods of time.

post #3689 of 18011
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Has anyone posted any impressions on the he 400 vs the 500? I was wondering if the 300 dollar price difference was justifiable

 

Yes and No.  It also depends on what kind of sound you are after.  What sort of music do you listen to? Is the next pair of headphones going to be end of the road on this epic wallet raping journey or you gonna carry on to discover 'how deep the rabbit hole goes'.

 

Also, what sort of amp are you gonna use to drive the headphones? 

 

I was stuck in the same situation like yourself and many others.  A lot of people recommended me the he500.  My justification for the extra $300 the he500 is in flagship category.  So, you could say, that for $300 extra you are getting a flagship model.  Compare that to $600 extra for Audeze or $1200 extra for HD800.  


Edited by Contrails - 3/14/13 at 6:58am
post #3690 of 18011
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

 

 

 

Hey preproman, just curious which kind of Norse cable HappyCamper had on loan and to which Reign you recabled? I presume you went for Reign because of the Reign 24...

Cheers

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