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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I still think its all about the quality of amping and sources...and i dont believe the emotiva pushes the he500 to the limit...i think if u use a WELLKNOWN better pair like the 337 with the right tubes u wont have any shortcomings..at least not the ones people are talking about here..and hearing what amps u guys are using i am not surprised..try the thread of 337 or 339 or the v200 threads..and even any he500 review! and then tell me if they also find the same shortcomings as u guys are stating here...as the answer is a total no...yes its not a perfect phone..the he6 or lcd 3 is better..but all agree it has not faults either! so pls invest first in a very good amp..not being a emotiva or lyr (although hedrives the he500 very well..but not as good as a 337/339 or a v200) or any 'budget' amp...am not saying u need to invest in a multi 1000 amp to get the he500 sound on his best..but it needs quality and good pairing amping..and those dont come cheap..but for 800 usd ( icl.good tubes) u get a sound u wont easily forget on ur he500...and pls pls pls..for gods sake.upgrade the obnoxious standard silverplated cable the he500 is delivered with..get urself a quality litz 2 copper cable like the toxic cables black widow 22awg as i have now..

 

and if u did that all..then come back to the thread stating same thing...he500 is very sensitive to right amping and right cabling i found out after testing several amps (7) and cables (4)..and ieven found out that after changing the two powercords for 2 high grade Aura power cables the sound got even more conherent and more detaily..last step was putting herbie's audiolab tenderfoot under the amp and babyfeet my hm602..last step to music heaven...try it out guys..its worth it..the he500 is the best deal u can have on headphone brands...but only if u let it shine through the right components! Synergy is keyword here as i said esrlier here on this thread..and people who sctually got a 337 or 339 agree with me totally..u haveto invest at least the price of the he500 into amping or even more..yes ur wallet will hate u..but ur ears will love u...imho ofcourse!

 

I am using my HE-500 with a $99 Schiit Magni and the "obnoxious standard silver plated cable" that it came with. It performs beautifully and with no audible distortions. It can easily drive the headphone to levels that would make your ears bleed and sounds good doing it. You have a preference for tubes and copper cables, whereas I find that would make the HE-500 far too dark for my tastes. My point is that your amp and cable choice is your preference and to tell people that they must spend $800 on an amp to make the HE-500 perform is just nonsense.

 

IMHO I just can't see spending $1000+ for amp and cables for a $700 headphone.

post #3962 of 14582
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I will never say..or never said they have to do anything then to try other amps..and if u did..and u still believe the emotiva is driving the he500 at its limits while the phone shows those mishaps..then oke..i accept that..u didnt say u tried other amps..am not the 339 preacher or toxic preacher or mstage preacher or even a he500 preacher..am just very passionate in what i believe and experience in my music..and for me..the he500 doesnt have the things missin u guys say..only maybe the lack of lower bass..the lcd3 is much better in that..let us end this discussion on that..i see on threads that certain brands admirors can be very assertive on threads..me also..as i said..i love mymusic..and the way howit sounds..am waiting for a BIG upgrade in sound hopefully this year as the due time is at least 18 weeks..so i wish u a good night..and if i sounded a bit pushy or wrongly informed...my aplogies..as i said..soon (london meet) i will be hearing an emotiva myself..will be comparing him then with my UNKNOWN 337biggrin.gif.. The way u two replied made me curious how good he must be.will keep u informed when the time comeswink.gif

 

 

I'm having a hard time parsing that post. I think my eyesight is going. Would it be too much to ask for some punctuation and an occasional paragraph break? tongue.gif


Edited by bareyb - 3/24/13 at 5:28pm
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Unsubbed. This thread is like a washing machine, cycling around to the same tired subject every few hours/days.

post #3964 of 14582
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Y'all need to chill and make some jergpads.popcorn.gif

I'd buy Jergpads....not so keen on making them once I saw that I'd have to destroy a velour pad to make the Jergpad.  I have my pleathers hanging around and since I never use them, I'd totally experiment making them better...but I needs mah velours for everyday listening, man.

post #3965 of 14582
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I will never say..or never said they have to do anything then to try other amps..and if u did..and u still believe the emotiva is driving the he500 at its limits while the phone shows those mishaps..then oke..i accept that..u didnt say u tried other amps..am not the 339 preacher or toxic preacher or mstage preacher or even a he500 preacher..am just very passionate in what i believe and experience in my music..and for me..the he500 doesnt have the things missin u guys say..only maybe the lack of lower bass..the lcd3 is much better in that..let us end this discussion on that..i see on threads that certain brands admirors can be very assertive on threads..me also..as i said..i love mymusic..and the way howit sounds..am waiting for a BIG upgrade in sound hopefully this year as the due time is at least 18 weeks..so i wish u a good night..and if i sounded a bit pushy or wrongly informed...my aplogies..as i said..soon (london meet) i will be hearing an emotiva myself..will be comparing him then with my UNKNOWN 337biggrin.gif.. The way u two replied made me curious how good he must be.will keep u informed when the time comeswink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

 

I'm having a hard time parsing that post. I think my eyesight is going. Would it be too much to ask for some punctuation and an occasional paragraph break? tongue.gif

 

...Epilepsy from ellipsis...

post #3967 of 14582
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

I'd buy Jergpads....not so keen on making them once I saw that I'd have to destroy a velour pad to make the Jergpad.  I have my pleathers hanging around and since I never use them, I'd totally experiment making them better...but I needs mah velours for everyday listening, man.

I have a fellow headfi'er making me one..he is top to help me out with this..cant wait to hear how it changes the sound for the betterwink.gif

post #3968 of 14582
This well has dried up. Unsubscribed before the O2 subject makes its way around again.
post #3969 of 14582
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I have a fellow headfi'er making me one..he is top to help me out with this..cant wait to hear how it changes the sound for the betterwink.gif

d34dh0r53 right? He contacted me some time ago and agreed to show me some photos documenting how he will be performing the mod for me to critique upon.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Y'all need to chill and make some jergpads.popcorn.gif


No, you need to start selling Jergpads on an exchange basis. We send you a new pair of pleathers (plus ca$h for mods and shipping) and you send us a modded pair.  Amirite? smile.gif

 

I ain't got no time to be cutting holes, man... biggrin.gif

 

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post #3971 of 14582
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

d34dh0r53 right? He contacted me some time ago and agreed to show me some photos documenting how he will be performing the mod for me to critique upon.

Yes he is..and? how were the pics? do i have to get nervous now?biggrin.gif I asked u also but u didnt have the time and i understand that..


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/24/13 at 7:08pm
post #3972 of 14582
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Yes he is..and? how were the pics? do i have to get nervous now?biggrin.gif I asked u also but u didnt have the time and i understand that..

Last we chatted via PM, he said that he'll be receiving the stock pads sometime around now and will be working on em in the following days.

post #3973 of 14582
I am using odac and asgard2 and feel. Very happy I find the he500 have a more realistic soundstage than Akg 702 which was too wide
They produce the music very sweetly a pleasure to listen too
Where is all this hate coming from
post #3974 of 14582
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Y'all need to chill and make some jergpads.popcorn.gif

W00T, amen to that brotha!!! Got the stuff in this weekend to make the sets beyersmile.png

post #3975 of 14582
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Yes he is..and? how were the pics? do i have to get nervous now?biggrin.gif I asked u also but u didnt have the time and i understand that..

Hey rookie,

 

Sorry I thought I PM'd you this morning but that was the other member interested.  I work 9P-9A on the weekends and I'm pretty toasted by 9A so my apologies for not letting you know that I got the pads in on Saturday.  I'll be working on them this week, hopefully shipping by mid-week.  Time to get nervous! :)

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