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Would an Audio-GD NFB-10SE be suitable to power the HE500? The specs look fine to me, but I'd like to hear if anyone has any experience.

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Most of the time, I'll take a 3D soundstage over a long and wide 2D stage. Although at times, I'll admit it's nice to have a wide soundstage beerchug.gif

post #4173 of 16155

The mids on these are phenominal. 

 

quick story. 

 

When I purchased these I got home and opened them, removed them from the carry case, and then plugged them in and my amp had a hard time running them, I had the gain on and switched it to about 2 o'clock, I thought fuk me that's odd, I have a pretty powerful amp and they are still struggling. I then had a closer look at the headphones and noticed that they had given me the HE-6 by mistake.....in my excitement to get these on to have a listen I didn't even realise my self........anyway long story short, I could have sold them and basically got a free pair of HE-500s but been the nice guy that I am I returned them and happilly swapped them over. 

post #4174 of 16155
What a nice fellow .I admire your honesty:)
Enjoy!!!
post #4175 of 16155
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The mids on these are phenominal. 

 

quick story. 

 

When I purchased these I got home and opened them, removed them from the carry case, and then plugged them in and my amp had a hard time running them, I had the gain on and switched it to about 2 o'clock, I thought fuk me that's odd, I have a pretty powerful amp and they are still struggling. I then had a closer look at the headphones and noticed that they had given me the HE-6 by mistake.....in my excitement to get these on to have a listen I didn't even realise my self........anyway long story short, I could have sold them and basically got a free pair of HE-500s but been the nice guy that I am I returned them and happilly swapped them over. 

 

you're the 2nd person that's happened to i believe.

 

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What a nice fellow .I admire your honesty:)
Enjoy!!!

 

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you're the 2nd person that's happened to i believe.

 

 

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The first guy ordered a He-300 and got the He-6 instead bigsmile_face.gif

post #4177 of 16155
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Would an Audio-GD NFB-10SE be suitable to power the HE500? The specs look fine to me, but I'd like to hear if anyone has any experience.


I owned to combo and it sounded good in balanced. Then I got an ODAC/O2 combo for the office, I sold to NFB-10SE shortly after that.

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I owned to combo and it sounded good in balanced. Then I got an ODAC/O2 combo for the office, I sold to NFB-10SE shortly after that.

So you prefer the O2/ODAC? I have an O2 which I'm selling because I was told it wouldn't drive the HE500's properly.

 

Oh well, I bought the NFB-10SE today. Found one second hand for a good price.

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So you prefer the O2/ODAC? I have an O2 which I'm selling because I was told it wouldn't drive the HE500's properly.

 

Oh well, I bought the NFB-10SE today. Found one second hand for a good price.


The one who says the O2 can't drive the HE500 state it as a matter of fact instead of saying that they don't like how it sounds. The ODAC/O2 drives HE500 really nicely and give them a great sound in my honest opinion. I don't want to start a debate, but I also want people who reads this thread that there are people (like me) out there who really enjoys the ODAC/O2 and the HE500 together :)
 

NFB-10SE is good though, you can see what you prefer, more options are always fun! Just remember to try it in balanced mode, it sounds better than the SE output :)

post #4180 of 16155
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So you prefer the O2/ODAC? I have an O2 which I'm selling because I was told it wouldn't drive the HE500's properly.

 

Oh well, I bought the NFB-10SE today. Found one second hand for a good price.

It won't, but why not try it first before you sell it?  You can always sell it afterwards if you realize it's not enough.  Just don't mis-judge the headphones before trying with a better amp.  I mean, you already have the O2 - and the fact that it doesn't drive the HE-500 is, in fact, my opinion (although others are of the same opinion).

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my opinion (although others are of the same opinion).

And many disagree ;) That is the world of hifi :)

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It won't, but why not try it first before you sell it?  You can always sell it afterwards if you realize it's not enough.  Just don't mis-judge the headphones before trying with a better amp.  I mean, you already have the O2 - and the fact that it doesn't drive the HE-500 is, in fact, my opinion (although others are of the same opinion).

 

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And many disagree ;) That is the world of hifi :)

Thanks guys, I have both now so it doesn't matter. Although I have found 2 possible buyers for my O2 so we'll see where that goes.

 

How do you like the musicstreamer II+/magni combo disastermouse? I was considering getting the same but Schiit gear is a little more expensive over here in Aus.

post #4183 of 16155
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It won't, but why not try it first before you sell it?  You can always sell it afterwards if you realize it's not enough.  Just don't mis-judge the headphones before trying with a better amp.  I mean, you already have the O2 - and the fact that it doesn't drive the HE-500 is, in fact, my opinion (although others are of the same opinion).

I agree totally with u as uknow already..we have different opinions then others..so let us keep it that way..

u know what happens if a certain debate starts again about he500 being driving by budget amps..so lets say we all have different priorities..

me?..i prefer to pay as much as my budget allows me to get that utmost sound out of my he500.(and next year the he6 or the new jade)...my next amp will be 4times as expensive as my 337..

but i can understand that if someone has a mstage (i had one myself and totally loved it!) or any other budget amp and says it plays the he500 wonderfully then we have to respect that..

but imho if i buy an expensive headphone i wanna spend money on my amp also...

its like buying cheap budget tyres from kwikfit for ur track tuned porsche 911 GT3 RS..they keepu on the track reasonable well..(i saw such a test on top gear uk once) but investing in expensive pirelli semi-slicks gets u so much more safer and faster through the corners...

BUT AS I SAID..its all personal what u do with ur rig..enjoy it!..thats what matter..no matter if u invest 1000 usd in ur rig or 10.000usd. biggrin.gif
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I agree totally with u as uknow already..we have different opinions then others..so let us keep it that way..

u know what happens if a certain debate starts again about he500 being driving by budget amps..so lets say we all have different priorities..

me?..i prefer to pay as much as my budget allows me to get that utmost sound out of my he500.(and next year the he6 or the new jade)...my next amp will be 4times as expensive as my 337..

but i can understand that if someone has a mstage (i had one myself and totally loved it!) or any other budget amp and says it plays the he500 wonderfully then we have to respect that..

but imho if i buy an expensive headphone i wanna spend money on my amp also...

its like buying cheap budget tyres from kwikfit for ur track tuned porsche 911 GT3 RS..they keepu on the track reasonable well..(i saw such a test on top gear uk once) but investing in expensive pirelli semi-slicks gets u so much more safer and faster through the corners...

BUT AS I SAID..its all personal what u do with ur rig..enjoy it!..thats what matter..no matter if u invest 1000 usd in ur rig or 10.000usd. biggrin.gif

I thought the HE500's sounded good out of my HP-A3 - then the thoughts of more power set in and I had to find out if more power will get better sound.

 

So I spent some money - For science!

post #4185 of 16155

So you took the plunge heh?

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