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My perspective is just pick the one you feel most comfortable with for a long time, and tube roll the sonics to your preferences.

Or you can also dac-roll and amp-roll like me biggrin.gif
Damn..that must have cost u a fortune biggrin.gif but i know exactly what u mean..especially my wallet does biggrin.gif
And yeah..waiting time is a bit long biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 5/3/13 at 12:30pm
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Anyone have any experience with Moon Audio (service, wait times)? Thinking about a Silver Dragon for my HE-500.

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moon is quite good.  I have a Q cable which I really like.  Their new earring design is really awesome.  Unbeatable in terms of strain relief IMO, something the HE-500 has terrible problems with.

 

Unrelated I'll share my favorite song for the HE-500 atm.  I liked this song before and I haven't used my cans much lately, but wow so many good things come through.  I feel as if this EP was made for the HE-500.

 

http://markmcguire.bandcamp.com/track/morning-and-the-gold-coast

 

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new armin van buuren album sounds great on HE-500!!

 

 

theres also an emma hewitt song on the album  biggrin.gif

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What is that about a loan pair for the UK?

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What is that about a loan pair for the UK?
Long, long ago. This is when the Hifiman 500s were new and needing exposure.
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Long, long ago. This is when the Hifiman 500s were new and needing exposure.

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Long, long ago. This is when the Hifiman 500s were new and needing exposure.

 

:( I wanted to try some

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:( I wanted to try some

Buy one and resell later on with little to no loss tongue_smile.gif

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new armin van buuren album sounds great on HE-500!!

 

 

theres also an emma hewitt song on the album  biggrin.gif

 

HHHNNNNGGG... DEM FEELS

 

I also like this song:

 

I listen to a whole bunch of trance/house/EDM music(AvB, Tiesto, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade etc...) Out of the high end headphones that you own(Beyer T1/LCD-2 rev.2/HD 800/HE-500), which one do you think is best for trance/house/EDM?

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new armin van buuren album sounds great on HE-500!!

 

 

theres also an emma hewitt song on the album  biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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HHHNNNNGGG... DEM FEELS

 

I also like this song:

 

 

 

 

Awesome tracks! Thanks for sharing

 

 

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I listen to a whole bunch of trance/house/EDM music(AvB, Tiesto, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade etc...) Out of the high end headphones that you own(Beyer T1/LCD-2 rev.2/HD 800/HE-500), which one do you think is best for trance/house/EDM?

 

 

I am also interested to know this.

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Well, time go listen to ASOT 600...maybe check out Intense. Although not digging that song with that Trevor guy. Although I do like the W&W remix of it a little bit.

 

He's also playing this at times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntsFMULLCuk


Edited by Zoom25 - 5/3/13 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

 

I listen to a whole bunch of trance/house/EDM music(AvB, Tiesto, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade etc...) Out of the high end headphones that you own(Beyer T1/LCD-2 rev.2/HD 800/HE-500), which one do you think is best for trance/house/EDM?

 

hmm, its hard to say, umm the HE-500 probably comes the closest to doing it all right. theres air and smoothness for trance, lots of punch and enough speed for anything from house to techno to trance to even hardcore/happy hardcore. theres enough bass yet clarity for drum and bass as well as being forgiving of poor dubstep and electronic recordings (like brickwalled skrillex and brostep type of stuff). also he-500 are amazing for psytrance as well. also great for chill out, ambient, psychill, stuff like that (though i feel the HD 800 is slightly better with those).

 

 

heres 3 songs which i really like with HE-500, first one midbass punch, second one is just a good song, third one is just really clean sounding and has good detail throughout

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also deadmau5's the Veldt is one of my fav electronic songs, also a great song that shows u the slam, punch, tightness, and control both planars have over the bass, hd 800s also do pretty good on this (the larger drivers really give u a nice slam even if the bass isn't massive like the planars. also some tracks from house artists like Avicii, Dinka, Pryda are VERY good with HE-500.

 

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more good songs! I really like Avicii's - Superlove in particular.

 

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ambient dubstep is great on these as well, especially some of the deeper experimental dubstep music (check out some of the echodub stuff, especially the 2 anechoic chamber/remix albums they're free! (some of them are great for bass tests as well - The Entity (original as well as the slaff remix) by Substep Infrabass is one of my favorites!) http://echodub.co.uk/

 

this one (and especially the remix) is a great bass test! 

 

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LCD-2 i feel is best with dubstep and music with lots of sub-bass, like really heavy Drum and Bass, definitely Dubstep, especially the older producers and some of the heavier ones (anything from excision and datsik to some of the lesser known/smaller producers who make songs with tons of bass). if you want a darker sound, the LCD-2 is great for almost all genres.

 

basically only if you want slightly deeper bass or a darker sound would the LCD-2 be better, but the HE-500 is great for just about any electronic. 

 

The HD 800 can be thin, bright, and harsh with poorly produced electronic and overly bright recordings. but with most popular trance like above and beyond, armin van buuren, ferry corsten, and the like, they're generally OK and these headphones have alot of detail, the best vocals, and lots of air. on a good system, the HD 800 are better than the HE-500 and LCD-2 for this type of music. they're very resolving, and vocals are sublime and theres great punchy clean bass with the HD 800s. also i prefer HD 800s for ambient, chillout, and downtempo. anything from Ultimae Records is great with HD 800s.

 

the T1 are great for most of these as well as they're excellent all rounders, but i don't find them to be particularly good at anything. (but the sub-bass presentation of the T1 can be interesting at times, they go nice and deep but remain controlled). i use the T1 alot for electronic sometimes because i listen to all sorts of music at once and the T1 don't do anything bad. (the new Daft Punk - Get Lucky sounds great on my T1 though). Overall, the T1 is fantastic for electronic, but doesn't particularly stand out. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 5/4/13 at 2:06pm
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To an earlier post about cables, Charleston Cable Co. is in USA also, and does some nice work.
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Interesting... How would you say the HE400 fit in there? HE500 bit out of my price range :(

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