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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

i have no idea what you just said. i probably will love the he500 if the weight is not such an issue. I don't know why you didn't get that I no longer have it yet you assume I still have the lyr and want to sell it. 

 

I have the lyr and love it never will sell it. There is nothing wrong with the lyr and it's a worker. I am rocking some telefunken/orange globe/gold lion/matsu****a tubes in there and I prefer my fidelio x1 that I just got over the he500 with some jj e88cc tubes that I had back when I owned the he500.

 

I have decided that planars are not for me, although people make it sound like if you have a lyr then a planar is a must have. Well, I can't stand the way it presents music, I prefer dynamic cans way more, probably because I have a ton of them. 

 

Never say never wink.gif

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What is it that you dislike about the HE-500?
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All this talk about amps makes me wonder how HE-500 would do with Burson HA-160.

 

I've already been told it drives them well, but it's always good to hear more opinions.

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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

All this talk about amps makes me wonder how HE-500 would do with Burson HA-160.

 

I've already been told it drives them well, but it's always good to hear more opinions.

 

I've only heard it with HE-300 before I got HE-500, but might be the most boring and lifeless amp I've ever heard.


Edited by Anda - 6/29/13 at 2:55am
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I dunno, HA160 sounded pretty good with my HE500 when I did a brief audition of the amp. A very warm, musical, dynamic sound imparted on the cans. Synergizes very well with either velour pads or jergpads. Probably not so much with stock pleathers (those need a brighter amp).

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soloist is probably better with he-500's.

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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

what match isgood

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apart jokes, my experience with orthos say me that this type of headphones need current

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I just received my new HE-500's yesterday, so they have less than 24 hours on them, but I have to say these are the most enjoyable headphones I've listened to, all things considered.  I previously owned (and sold) LCD-2's (driven at that time by a Trafomatic Head One)--I really liked their sound but could never really like the comfort/fit that they provided (or didn't provide).  I also have the ATH-W3000ANV's which can be sublime (but are so sensitive that I get a bit of hum with most amps I've tried).  I am also trying some Senn HD650's, which I can enjoy (I like a somewhat warm sound).

 

The HE-500's just provide me with a more realistic 'you are there' sound in my setup.  I'm driving them from the headphone out of a Wavelength Audio 45 based SET amp that Gordon Rankin made for me and I'm absolutely loving the sound.  I've got a pair of the Q cable adapters coming from Steve  so that I can use my Q Audio cable soon, so far I'm just using the stock silver cable (I admit the microphonics of the stock cable could drive me nuts).
 

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Looking into different options to speaker tap, I ran into this .

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/art-headtap-headphone-tap

 

 

Because of the 1/4" input, the assumption is that the amp must have common ground.  If you have used this before, please share your experience.  Art's website and the spec mention that the box the have some kind of resistor for protection, though not specific.

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Originally Posted by Audioclyde View Post

I just received my new HE-500's yesterday, so they have less than 24 hours on them, but I have to say these are the most enjoyable headphones I've listened to, all things considered.  I previously owned (and sold) LCD-2's (driven at that time by a Trafomatic Head One)--I really liked their sound but could never really like the comfort/fit that they provided (or didn't provide).  I also have the ATH-W3000ANV's which can be sublime (but are so sensitive that I get a bit of hum with most amps I've tried).  I am also trying some Senn HD650's, which I can enjoy (I like a somewhat warm sound).

 

The HE-500's just provide me with a more realistic 'you are there' sound in my setup.  I'm driving them from the headphone out of a Wavelength Audio 45 based SET amp that Gordon Rankin made for me and I'm absolutely loving the sound.  I've got a pair of the Q cable adapters coming from Steve  so that I can use my Q Audio cable soon, so far I'm just using the stock silver cable (I admit the microphonics of the stock cable could drive me nuts).
 


Gratz!  I am having the same experience with the stock cable's microphonics.  I just loop up the main section and have 2 small loops(0.75" dia) for L/R close to the cups.  This seems to help tremendously and I also learn not to move around too much when listening :)

Overall, I enjoy the HE500.  Only on certain instruments, I got to switch back to the Q701.  I prefer the sound/tone/air/edginess of the Q701 for violin.  Just now I was listening to some cellos(2cellos guys) on the HE500 but had to switch back to the Q701.  For cellos, there was too much bass and warmth and smoothness on the HE500 for my preference.  I knew exactly this even before I bought the HE500.


Edited by koiloco - 6/29/13 at 8:46pm
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will the HE 500 sound good with the O2 or the emotiva mini x a 100

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post



But funny part here is..every one here probably never ever ever tried a 337 or a 339..or even seen one... But speculate its no good from the start up...only one person i know of here on the he500 thread,except for me..has a 339..sold it and he now owns a decware i understand.... And am not trying to sell the 337 or 339... Thats why i also mention other brands...but with the 337 i have proof (to my ears) the 337 with the right (expensive tubes) can drive the he500 to a very high standard in soundquality..

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I own one, as a matter of fact I own the upgraded (power supply)version of what you have the SE. I still stand by what I've said on numerous occasions, upgrade the tubes in the Lyr and dynamically and power wise it is superior to my 337 with my He-500s (I do like the DV with the 650s, only reason I keep it around)

 

Eventually your posts are just going to be the numbers 337 337 337 over and over again with a Toxic cable thrown in here and theredeadhorse.gif


Edited by Fearless1 - 6/30/13 at 6:58am
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

I own one, as a matter of fact I own the upgraded (power supply)version of what you have the SE. I still stand by what I've said on numerous occasions, upgrade the tubes in the Lyr and dynamically and power wise it is superior to my 337 with my He-500s (I do like the DV with the 650s, only reason I keep it around)

Eventually your posts are just going to be the numbers 337 337 337 over and over again with a Toxic cable thrown in here and theredeadhorse.gif
Yeah i know u are one of the few who have one..ur family.. wink.gif but with the standard tubes in it...we already had this conversation before in which i told u its not a fair fight to compare a pimped up lyr with expensive tubes and compare it to a 337 with the rubbish chinese tubes ( and they are rubbish!!) in it...but as i said..i actually tried the lyr out with good amperex tubes in it..and only thing i loved more on the lyr compared to my (pimped up) 337 was the deeper more impactful bass it gave (u can call that dynamic)..i loved that...but as i said numerous times also..the lyr sounded more muffled then my 337 (with the top tubes i have in it)... But i agree with u on one thing..the 337 is magical with the hd650.

And me talking bout 337,337, 337.... Ofcourse i do..i love my rig!! Just as all the talkative emotiva, lyr, he400 and o2 owners around, among some! Why should we shut up just because others dont like it? Others just have to respect that to our ears our rigs sounds excellent..but in ur case..i say again..invest ( or try out) in some good tubes (i advice gec or tungsol 5998 for power and tung sol sj7gt mesh plates for drivers) and the do the test ( if i was more closer to u u could have tried my tubes out)..that would be more honest comparision..but again..in the end its all personal..my 337 doesnt really sound like ur particular tube amp (partly because of the 5998 and gt tubes)....and some people prefer the tube sound..as the lyr, although very powerful..does have that special tube sound signature...

So... Did u mention toxic also?.well...nooooooo i wont go into that again also.. But i love my new balanced cable.... biggrin.gif

Did i mention already i love my darkvoice 337 with my toxic cable? Oopsie....i did it again...hehehe biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 6/30/13 at 9:51am
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Yeah i know u are one of the few who have one..ur family.. wink.gif but with the standard tubes in it...we already had this conversation before in which i told u its not a fair fight to compare a pimped up lyr with expensive tubes and compare it to a 337 with the rubbish chinese tubes ( and they are rubbish!!) in it...but as i said..i actually tried the lyr out with good amperex tubes in it..and only thing i loved more on the lyr compared to my (pimped up) 337 was the deeper more impactful bass it gave (u can call that dynamic)..i loved that...but as i said numerous times also..the lyr sounded more muffled then my 337 (with the top tubes i have in it)... But i agree with u on one thing..the 337 is magical with the hd650.

And me talking bout 337,337, 337.... Ofcourse i do..i love my rig!! Just as all the talkative emotiva, lyr, he400 and o2 owners around, among some! Why should we shut up just because others dont like it? Others just have to respect that to our ears our rigs sounds excellent..but in ur case..i say again..invest ( or try out) in some good tubes (i advice gec or tungsol 5998 for power and tung sol sj7gt mesh plates for drivers) and the do the test ( if i was more closer to u u could have tried my tubes out)..that would be more honest comparision..but again..in the end its all personal..the 337 doesnt really sound like ur particular tube amp....and some people prefer the tube sound..as the lyr, although very powerful..does have that special tube sound signature...

So... Did u mention toxic also?.well...nooooooo i wont go into that again also.. But i love my new balanced cable.... biggrin.gif

Did i mention already i love my darkvoice 337 with my toxic cable? Oopsie....i did it again...hehehe biggrin.gif

I am using the 5998  mesh-shield Tung-Sol's and JAN-Phillips 6SJ7WGT, so fair comparison I would say.  I admire your passion though.

 

Like I said nothing that I own(tube) sounds better on the 650s, but don't knock the Lyr with the right tube on the He-500s it is very good and far from "muddy" and the  if the Emotiva (have not tried) sounds as good as the speaker taps from my vintage receivers, do not knock it as well at 1/2 the price of the 337.

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Hi, complete noob here. Can someone please tell me if the 337 is any good with HE-500!!!???? Also, how will the O2 work with HE-500. Thanks, guys.bigsmile_face.gif

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