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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

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.

 

5998 Tung-Sols? I bet you paid a pretty penny for those. I had a terrible time tracking them down when I had my little dot MKVI+. Heard nothing but raving reviews on those. 

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

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.
Ur right..thats a fair comparision then..then i guess we like different sound signatues wink.gif and thats okay... Everyone like different things.

We all are passionate about the things we love.. wink.gif and i see. Ur just as passionate as me wink.gif

About the emotiva..yeah i am curious now as well...it soundslike this one is a very special amp..i am going to try one in oktober...and my 337 will be on sale then..because as u know i am going to receive my endgame amp in november then... And next year a he6 or he7(if it comes out)..and then the he500 will be used in my study where i work with maybe an emotiva.. Who knows tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

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
I like the pair..but pls visit the darkvoice 339 thread..it would anwer ur question completely..u dont need to believe me on my word..or was it to my ears biggrin.gif

Tip...use tubes with higher gain..like the 5998...and buy a latter model those are better tuned for othos (from2010 models)..first models not so..if i am not mistaken there have been 5 different revisions of the 337.. About the 339 i am not sure...

On another note..its a pity u cant visit the london meet...as then u would be able to try my rig out..so u could find out urself why i love my particular rig so much..


Hi fearless: i just thought about a thing..i use the excellent hm602 ( as again the only person here on headfi biggrin.gif ) as standalone source (connected by line-out output by a topquality rca cable)for my 337... It has a very high gain..so sound is powerfull..and with upgraded high quality powercables on my 337..maybe thats because i love my combo with the he500?

But I will try my amp with the hm602 as dac only and then connect it by usb to my laptop..maybe the sound will be worse then on my he500....and use the standard skinny power cables
Will keep u updated biggrin.gif

About the o2...never heard it yet..some say it doesnt have enough power to drive it well..others say it sounds good with the he500...better check the o2 thread also.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 6/30/13 at 12:36pm
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I have the O2 and the Emotiva with the HE500.  However, I've only had the Emotiva for about a week.  So far the difference isn't huge, but there is a difference.  I'd say the low end is definitely more prominent on the Emotiva.  I can hear a noise floor with it, whereas the O2 is dead silent.  However, it's not really noticeable unless no music is playing.

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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

I have the O2 and the Emotiva with the HE500.  However, I've only had the Emotiva for about a week.  So far the difference isn't huge, but there is a difference.  I'd say the low end is definitely more prominent on the Emotiva.  I can hear a noise floor with it, whereas the O2 is dead silent.  However, it's not really noticeable unless no music is playing.

Thanks for sharing.

It puts most of the emotiva hype into better perspective. Especially as a European it doesn't make sense for me to import American amps and suffer the heavy import taxes. 

 

Perhaps it's just for myself that I don't feel as though I'm 'missing out', but I don't feel that I need moar bass from my HE-500 so at the very least I can now listen to my music in peace. 

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@ hifimanrookie

I think your sense of humor is beyond that of mine... I think my mind just imploded reading your response...
I will make it short then..in my opinion the o2 cant be best amp in the world...after reading couple of reviews about it..for the price its a killer yes..but best??? wink.gif
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I will make it short then..in my opinion the o2 cant be best amp in the world...after reading couple of reviews about it..for the price its a killer yes..but best??? wink.gif

I may have a concussion now... hold on let me take a little break and breathe into a bag...

post #5798 of 16196
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I may have a concussion now... hold on let me take a little break and breathe into a bag...

lol........

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hifimanrookie, he was being sarcastic the whole time. You are being trolled.
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@ hifimanrookie

 

I think your sense of humor is beyond that of mine... I think my mind just imploded reading your response...

I think he might be Sheldon Cooper.

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I may have a concussion now... hold on let me take a little break and breathe into a bag...

LOL sense of humour - 0. Hifimanrookie - 2

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LOL sense of humour - 0. Hifimanrookie - 2
Maybe..but am really wondering who is enjoying his music more during the day on our rigs for more then 6 hours straight sometimes without any headache or fatique..me or the funny one with his super amp.

... Am almost thinking some people lost their brain because of the pumping of so much watts into their head biggrin.gif

Have a niceone..am going to bed now..maybe dreaming about a certain amp which is going to totally destroy any amp thats mentioned on this particular thread..and thats no empty remark..and i dont even have to defend it like i have to with the one i have now and endure even more 'smart remarks' from people like the one who is still with his head in a bag biggrin.gif as those heavy basslines his best amp of the world provides must make him dizzy with headaches so he cant concentrate on longer posts.. tongue.gif

But this thread is derailing again..why is it this kind of derailing most of the times starts with a discusion about some kind of budget amp/headphone? This will be my last post on this thread..as no one is gaining with this kind of smart ass remarks.. Newbies wont learn anything with this...

We are here to helpeach other and learn from each other..RIGHT?? but i guess some dont have real lifes so they make it a lifes work to discredit other opinions with smart remarks..thinking they win in this.and feel better in this...newsflash...u dont... U only get irritation in return...

But guys..farewell...i am gone...and everyone who want honest unbiased advice bout the he500...or any other component i owe..u know where to find me as some already did. Bye:o
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Nooooooooooo, don't leave. Seriously guys, keep it cool.

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Nooooooooooo, don't leave. Seriously guys, keep it cool.

+1 No need to leave hifimanrookie. This kind of schiit always happens on Head-Fi. I haven't gotten any personal death threat PMs or offical notices from an admin yet, so I think we're good so far biggrin.gif. I'll probably be banned soon anyway, so you stay and I'll try to be here less.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

+1 No need to leave hifimanrookie. This kind of schiit always happens on Head-Fi. I haven't gotten any personal death threat PMs or offical notices from an admin yet, so I think we're good so far biggrin.gif. I'll probably be banned soon anyway, so you stay and I'll try to be here less.

NOOO!! I was really enjoying our edgy banter.

 

I couldn't resist after you so readily took up arms against the O2. 
I've hardly made any prior appearance on this thread, but I've been following most of it and know about your... indisposition to the O2.

I didn't mean any harm by it, but I felt it was ironic considering I made no positive or negative claims about the O2 or emotiva in my first comment. 

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