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I only bought it so I could listen to my humble vintage collection and HE-500 without taking up desk space or to possibly take on short trips.

 

My favorite amp at the moment is a Kenwood KA-405, which I got for around 70 euros. I bet there are a lot of nice amps on the german market.

You can use this search engine to find what you are looking for:

http://www.hifishark.com

 

You can find amplifier inspiration in this thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners

post #5807 of 16151
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post

 

My favorite amp at the moment is a Kenwood KA-405, which I got for around 70 euros. I bet there are a lot of nice amps on the german market.

You can use this search engine to find what you are looking for:

http://www.hifishark.com

 

You can find amplifier inspiration in this thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners

I've got 2 vintage speaker amps at home already, and have read most of the vintage-integrated thread. 

Maybe one day I'll make a cable for my HE-500 and plug it into one of them to see what all the fuss is about, but right now it seems like an expense with little return.

I wonder if there's a cheap way to rig it up safely to just test it out - I'm not even sure if it's safe at all with my amps, which aren't exactly pro equipment either. 

 

There are plenty of nice headphone amps in Germany, but very few well known, widely accepted ones around the 100-200 euro mark (apart from the usual suspects, Fiio etc)
Most German hifi shops are only interested in stocking Lehmann amps for obvious reasons. 

 

That aside, my other headphones are absolutely shining with the O2. For me this is about priorities, and right now I'd rather save up for a full frame DSLR.

post #5808 of 16151

Hifimanrookie be trolling you all!

 

Please don't leave this thread just because you misunderstood a couple of comments... None of the O2 talk was anyway near serious. Or meant to be understood as anything else but trolling and being ironic. Irony you know?

post #5809 of 16151

I love how there's always someone who thinks it's getting too heated and thinks we should all join hands and sing kumbaya around a golden HE-500, which is after all the reason we're all here. 

post #5810 of 16151

of course!and is normal in a place like this occasionally ashrug of the tone.

but i believe that this headphone deserve a lot

post #5811 of 16151
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I love how there's always someone who thinks it's getting too heated and thinks we should all join hands and sing kumbaya around a golden HE-500, which is after all the reason we're all here. 

That's a bit gaudy, but I'd likely worship it wink.gif

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I swear all GREQ said was that he was happy with his set up, next thing I know everyone's biting each other's faces off! Funny to read though, nothing wrong with a bit of banter.

post #5813 of 16151
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I've got 2 vintage speaker amps at home already, and have read most of the vintage-integrated thread. 

Maybe one day I'll make a cable for my HE-500 and plug it into one of them to see what all the fuss is about, but right now it seems like an expense with little return.

I wonder if there's a cheap way to rig it up safely to just test it out - I'm not even sure if it's safe at all with my amps, which aren't exactly pro equipment either. 

 

There are plenty of nice headphone amps in Germany, but very few well known, widely accepted ones around the 100-200 euro mark (apart from the usual suspects, Fiio etc)
Most German hifi shops are only interested in stocking Lehmann amps for obvious reasons. 

 

That aside, my other headphones are absolutely shining with the O2. For me this is about priorities, and right now I'd rather save up for a full frame DSLR.

What other amps have you tried besides the O2? Because I'm wondering how you came to the conclusion that it was "shining"

 

So you think it's not even worth the price of a interconnect cable to find out if speaker taps are worth it? Honestly if have never heard it off speaker taps, hard to tell if it's worth it or not. But yeah I guess you can just "guess" it's not good.

post #5814 of 16151
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What other amps have you tried besides the O2? Because I'm wondering how you came to the conclusion that it was "shining"

 

So you think it's not even worth the price of a interconnect cable to find out if speaker taps are worth it? Honestly if have never heard it off speaker taps, hard to tell if it's worth it or not. But yeah I guess you can just "guess" it's not good.

 

I know I probably piss you off, but it's best to read everything I wrote:

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I wonder if there's a cheap way to rig it up safely to just test it out - I'm not even sure if it's safe at all with my amps, which aren't exactly pro equipment either. 

- should I create a simply diy fully balanced cable, or just use an adapter on the end of the stock cable?

I'm not even sure it's safe to rig up my HE-500 to my vintage amps. 

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I swear all GREQ said was that he was happy with his set up, next thing I know everyone's biting each other's faces off! Funny to read though, nothing wrong with a bit of banter.

I believe this is GREQ post:

 

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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.

 

 

I just found it funny that he calls the love for the Emotiva "hype" when he owns the O2, perhaps the most hyped amp of all time on Head-Fi. I can't think of another amp that has more blind followers. O2 is usually their first and only amp and they proclaim it to be the best, citing numbers/graphs from that blog. Expectation bias cuts both ways. If you read that blog for weeks and convince yourself you're buying the best amp then you're likely to hear the best amp when you get the O2. Liminicate is obviously not having the normal Emotiva experience because he hears a prominent hum with his Emotiva, which no other owner seems to hear. Something is wrong with his interconnect or the amp is a dud. The "hype" for the Emotiva consists of one thread on the Head-Fi that's less than 100 pages and a probably two dozen comments made by me and Zoom25 here on the HE-500. Not sure if that's "hype". In fact I say plug the HE-500 into any Speaker Amp, not just the Emotiva. It's probably just as good, if not better.

post #5816 of 16151
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I know I probably piss you off, but it's best to read everything I wrote:

 

- should I create a simply diy fully balanced cable, or just use an adapter on the end of the stock cable?

I'm not even sure it's safe to rig up my HE-500 to my vintage amps. 

Nah... I don't want to bother. You sound like an total amateur without much experience in evaluating amps or planar magnetic headphones. The Fiio E09K sounds AMAZING with the HE-500 and SHINES like the sun if you haven't heard a better amp too. Doesn't mean the E09K is driving them to full potential or anywhere near it.

 

As for the Interconntect. I don't want to piss you off but read the Emotiva thread.

post #5817 of 16151
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

I believe this is GREQ post:

 

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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

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.

 

 

Liminicate is obviously not having the normal Emotiva experience because he hears a prominent hum with his Emotiva, which no other owner seems to hear. Something is wrong with his interconnect or the amp is a dud. 

 

I don't hear a hum; it's more of a very soft white noise.

post #5818 of 16151
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

 

I don't hear a hum; it's more of a very soft white noise.

Still not normal, when over a dozen people have reported nothing but silence. I'm probably the only other person that says there is a "near-zero" noise floor. I don't want to dig up all your posts on the Emotiva thread, but you've complained about the noise floor several times (and the only person to do so, so far) asking for solutions to a problem others don't even hear.


Edited by M-13 - 7/1/13 at 11:06am
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To be perfectly honest Limniscate I'm kind of worried you don't hear much of a difference between the O2 and the Emotiva. When a lot others hear a huge difference. People who have owned the Lyr/Mjo/Solost/Bryston BHA-1 and have compared the Emotiva to these expensive amps meant to power planars. Have you been A/B ing back and forth using lossless music? What are you using to play it? Foobar? Wasapi? Asio? What kind of music do you listen to?


Edited by M-13 - 7/1/13 at 11:02am
post #5820 of 16151
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

To be perfectly honest Limniscate I'm kind of worried you don't hear much of a difference between the O2 and the Emotiva. When a lot others hear a huge difference. People who have owned the Lyr/Mjo/Solost/Bryston BHA-1 and have compared the Emotiva to these expensive amps meant to power planars. Have you been A/B ing back and forth using lossless music? What are you using to play it? Foobar? Wasapi? Asio? What kind of music do you listen to?

how did u hook ur he 500 into youe emotiva mini? did you get a 6.3 to 3.5 mm adaptor?

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