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post #4741 of 16191
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

To get the max you will need a lot more than the e17 I have the lyr but the asgard should do well

I'm sure he understands that. But hey, one step at a time, not everyone could afford to splurge all at once.

post #4742 of 16191

I see a lot of folks are having to get by on the E17.

 

In case anyone is interested. My brother has a E09K/E17 and I went over to his house with my HE-500 and surprisingly the E09K does a admirable job of driving them. As good as the Lyr or speaker taps? Nope, but still it would be a nice improvement for people who are just using the E17.

 

Just throwing out another cheap option for people who love the HE-500.

post #4743 of 16191
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

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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New favorite song on the HE-500

post #4744 of 16191
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New favorite song on the HE-500

 

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check out my post on the previous page (316)  for some other great HE-500 songs! and also page 231! 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 5/5/13 at 7:41pm
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I just discovered this track yesterday and it's amazing on the HE-500. Every time I hear something like this it reminds me why I love this hobby.

 

post #4746 of 16191

Don't know if I missed it  but, those who upgraded their Bifrost, do you notice a noticeable difference with the HE500 after the upgrade? was it worth it?

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Originally Posted by insert-here View Post

To an earlier post about cables, Charleston Cable Co. is in USA also, and does some nice work.

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post #4748 of 16191

I've been seriously entertaining the thought of getting the O2 for my HE-500 because of all the love I've read about it, and recommendations given.

But I've read some believe it's simply not powerful enough to truly deliver the goods.

 

Could you guys give a short list of the powerful amps that do the HE-500 justice?  From what I've read, anything around 2W is what people recommend (sorry if this sounds noobish, I know nothing about electrical engineering, all those numbers hurt my brain)

Ideally I'm looking at a similar budget, but I did buy the HE-500, so I'm probably willing to increase my budget in future by a few hundred [insert currency].

post #4749 of 16191
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Ideally I'm looking at a similar budget, but I did buy the HE-500, so I'm probably willing to increase my budget in future by a few hundred [Zimbabwean Dollar]

 

Honestly, I feel as if you're not going to get much for a few hundred Zimbabwean Dollars

 

post #4750 of 16191
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I've been seriously entertaining the thought of getting the O2 for my HE-500 because of all the love I've read about it, and recommendations given.

But I've read some believe it's simply not powerful enough to truly deliver the goods.

 

Could you guys give a short list of the powerful amps that do the HE-500 justice?  From what I've read, anything around 2W is what people recommend (sorry if this sounds noobish, I know nothing about electrical engineering, all those numbers hurt my brain)

Ideally I'm looking at a similar budget, but I did buy the HE-500, so I'm probably willing to increase my budget in future by a few hundred [insert currency].

Everybody seems to be saying the Lyr does it justice, and that's what I'm aiming for next, currently got the Fiio E9. 

post #4751 of 16191
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I've been seriously entertaining the thought of getting the O2 for my HE-500 because of all the love I've read about it, and recommendations given.

But I've read some believe it's simply not powerful enough to truly deliver the goods.

 

Could you guys give a short list of the powerful amps that do the HE-500 justice?  From what I've read, anything around 2W is what people recommend (sorry if this sounds noobish, I know nothing about electrical engineering, all those numbers hurt my brain)

Ideally I'm looking at a similar budget, but I did buy the HE-500, so I'm probably willing to increase my budget in future by a few hundred [insert currency].

I use an Audio-gd NFB-6 to power my HE-500 in a fully balanced chain with outstanding results.  It delivers 5.92 watts into the '500's 38 ohms and was a bit over $500 including remote control and shipping from Hong Kong to the USA.  


Edited by Andolink - 5/8/13 at 2:23am
post #4752 of 16191
I've heard the HE 500'S on my NFB- 10 in balanced mode and they sounded really good. The extra current really brings them to life and gives the bass a bit more body.
post #4753 of 16191

And now let's just imagine for a moment that my budget is slightly closer to the Zimbabwean dollar tongue.gif, are there any amps have balls and have seriously wow'ed (price/performance) and come very close to the more expensive ones?


I'm not looking for perfection, just the power to do my headphones justice. 

 

The  Audio-gd NFB-6 looks good, I'll definitely keep it on my list, but it's really at the TOP of my budget. 

To put things into perspective I'm currently using a simple Fisher 80's stereo receiver as my headphone amp, and I think it sounds bloody brilliant. 

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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

And now let's just imagine for a moment that my budget is slightly closer to the Zimbabwean dollar 
tongue.gif
, are there any amps have balls and have seriously wow'ed (price/performance) and come very close to the more expensive ones?



I'm not looking for perfection, just the power to do my headphones justice. 


The  Audio-gd NFB-6 looks good, I'll definitely keep it on my list, but it's really at the TOP of my budget. 

To put things into perspective
 I'm currently
 using a simple Fisher 80's stereo receiver as my headphone amp, and I think it sounds bloody brilliant. 


If you can afford the Audio Gd 6 I'd go with that as it's fully balanced.
post #4755 of 16191
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


If you can afford the Audio Gd 6 I'd go with that as it's fully balanced.

But to run balanced wouldn't I also need a new cable?

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