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post #5131 of 18030
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Originally Posted by snip3r77 View Post

Yes he is but he he misplaced the proof of purchase and he bought it from overseas( not online )
He is still looking for it but unlikely he is able to find it.

I emailed Hifiman and the minimum that they need is a paypal transaction. Sigh .

Post in http://www.head-fi.org/t/629253/head-direct-hifiman-customer-service-team, EricHD will hook you up and get you an out-of-warranty RMA.

post #5132 of 18030
Thanks Clemmaster and Jerg.

What do you mean by registration for warranty?

Also if a replacement is done, is there warranty on it?
post #5133 of 18030

for now only two short words.

the best headphone(among those tested and had)!!!

i tried the he-500 with my beta and with hifiman balanced cable.

honestly i can´t believe.

the he-6 is superior but very hard to drive and the difference with the little sister is not huge.

considering the sale price, the end of the games.

of course, is just my impression but we don´t always to spend a fortune to listen good music.

now i´m really torn between the he-6 and he-500.

if i hold the he-500 i put a new balanced cable(hardwired) and denon pads(already boughts)

the problem is that the beta is too powerful for this headphone.

suggestions for another balanced SS?


Edited by alota - 5/26/13 at 12:39pm
post #5134 of 18030

I'd say keep both and get a speaker amp with adjustable gain, and two speaker terminals

 

Or you could try using attenuator with the B22, there's the 10dB and 20dB version. Lowering the gain with the B22 is messy (changing R/Cap/DC offset) - you could add extra attenuator at the input too, the solution is posted on the internet.


Edited by khaine1711 - 5/26/13 at 1:25pm
post #5135 of 18030
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

for now only two short words.

the best headphone(among those tested and had)!!!

i tried the he-500 with my beta and with hifiman balanced cable.

honestly i can´t believe.

the he-6 is superior but very hard to drive and the difference with the little sister is not huge.

considering the sale price, the end of the games.

of course, is just my impression but we don´t always to spend a fortune to listen good music.

now i´m really torn between the he-6 and he-500.

if i hold the he-500 i put a new balanced cable(hardwired) and denon pads(already boughts)

the problem is that the beta is too powerful for this headphone.

suggestions for another balanced SS?

I couldn't agree more. I've found my own little music nirvana/bliss with the simple set up of Concero to Mini-X to HE-500. It's the nicest rig I could build on a tight budget, but it allows me to enjoy my music and not think about gear.

post #5136 of 18030

I've given into temptation and ordered a Decware Taboo MKIII because, well, just because I can.  It was designed with the LCD-2 in mind, but I'm hoping it will work well with my HE-500 as well.  I'm not too worried, though, as I will also use it to drive speakers and will probably end up getting some Audeze cans sooner or later too.  smily_headphones1.gif

post #5137 of 18030
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

I'd say keep both and get a speaker amp with adjustable gain, and two speaker terminals

 

Or you could try using attenuator with the B22, there's the 10dB and 20dB version. Lowering the gain with the B22 is messy (changing R/Cap/DC offset) - you could add extra attenuator at the input too, the solution is posted on the internet.

you´re always kindwink.gif

post #5138 of 18030

Does anyone where you can get these headphones in the UK besides Electromod? It seems a bit ridiculous that they can just swap the dollar sign for a pound one and charge us over £200 more.

post #5139 of 18030
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Originally Posted by SamHedges View Post

Does anyone where you can get these headphones in the UK besides Electromod? It seems a bit ridiculous that they can just swap the dollar sign for a pound one and charge us over £200 more.

with the pound i think that the best solution is buy in dollars directly from hifiman

post #5140 of 18030
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Originally Posted by SamHedges View Post

Does anyone where you can get these headphones in the UK besides Electromod? It seems a bit ridiculous that they can just swap the dollar sign for a pound one and charge us over £200 more.

 

I think that's the retail price in the UK. You could buy from France but delivery time is a bit long:

 

http://www.audiophonics.fr/hifiman-he500-casque-audiophile-orthodynamique-89db-p-6542.html

post #5141 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post

 

I think that's the retail price in the UK. You could buy from France but delivery time is a bit long:

 

http://www.audiophonics.fr/hifiman-he500-casque-audiophile-orthodynamique-89db-p-6542.html

Bit more expensive than from head direct or where ever but by the time I paid import duty it would probably be about the same. Thanks for that!

post #5142 of 18030

Hifiman declared I think around $20 for me. Also, the shipping is quite cheap.

post #5143 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Hifiman declared I think around $20 for me. Also, the shipping is quite cheap.

Is there much risk involved in declaring a lower value, do they don't get thrown around more for example?

post #5144 of 18030
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Originally Posted by SamHedges View Post

Is there much risk involved in declaring a lower value, do they don't get thrown around more for example?

The main risk is that if the package is lost or damaged, the compensation you'll receive is proportionate to the declared value (depends on the courier, but the best case you won't get anything more than the declared value).

 

If buying new, I'm sure Hifiman would fix the damages (you pay for the shipping cost back to them). But if the package is lost, you're entirely at the seller's mercy - since the package is basically yours the moment it was shipped.

 

The other thing, even if you label your package as $10000, and wrapped it with "Fragile" tape, it'll still get thrown around mercilessly tongue_smile.gif


Edited by khaine1711 - 5/27/13 at 7:44am
post #5145 of 18030
I am about to by Hifiman HE-500 or HE-400. It is not possible for my to try them out. So I am asking you for advise.

Today I am using a Hifiman 601 with Headstage Arrow 4g. I am wondering if the Arrow will be able to give the HE-500 enough power to sound good until I will be able to by a new amp. Or if it is better to go with HE-400?

I really like to walk around at home with the headphons, so I am thinking portable amp.

I think it would be best for me to by HE-500 if its ok with my Arrow, and then uppgrade the amp later on when I have the money. Rather than go for HE-400, and then regret it because of a inferior headphone.

Do you have any thaughts to share?
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