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post #5821 of 14242
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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 #5822 of 14242
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

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.

 

 

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 #5823 of 14242
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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
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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?

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

post #5826 of 14242
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how did u hook ur he 500 into youe emotiva mini? did you get a 6.3 to 3.5 mm adaptor?

Banana plugs to XLR female adapater ----> XLR male to Hifiman connectors (Made by Brian from BTG Audio, using his "Sunset" cables, just copper). So I'm running them "balanced" without any TRS.

 

Took some photos just now: 

 

 


Edited by M-13 - 7/1/13 at 11:22am
post #5827 of 14242
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Nah... I don't want to bother. You sound like an total amateur without much experience in evaluating amps or planar magnetic headphones. 

If you're not going to add anything helpful just leave.

 

You know I actually just got my O2 a few days ago. I havn't sung a single praise to it's name yet, but you're dead set on branding people 'poor' or 'inexperienced' based on the equipment they own and what they hear when it differs to your experience. 

 

I'll hang around in case someone is actually going to write something helpful.


Edited by GREQ - 7/1/13 at 11:16am
post #5828 of 14242
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If you're not going to add anything helpful just leave.

 

You know I actually just got my O2 a few days ago. I havn't sung a single praise to it's name yet, but you're dead set on branding people 'poor' or 'inexperienced' based on the equipment they own and what they hear when it differs to your experience. 

 

I'll hang around in case someone is actually going to write something helpful.

Explains a lot...

post #5829 of 14242
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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?

Foobar WASAPI, FLAC 16 bit/44.1khz and 24 bit/96khz.  I listen to all types of music: soundtracks (Hans Zimmer, John Williams), rock (Rush, Aerosmith, Muse), pop (Justin Timberlake, Adele, Sarah McLachlan), electronic (Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Cure, New Order), etc.. 

post #5830 of 14242
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

Foobar WASAPI, FLAC 16 bit/44.1khz and 24 bit/96khz.  I listen to all types of music: soundtracks (Hans Zimmer, John Williams), rock (Rush, Aerosmith, Muse), pop (Justin Timberlake, Adele, Sarah McLachlan), electronic (Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Cure, New Order), etc.. 

Nice. It's pretty much my exact setup and I also listen to almost everything you just named. Well if you don't hear any difference I guess that's that. Different ears for different folks I guess. You should try Fidelizer. It's free and it works! (for me anyway)

post #5831 of 14242
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Explains a lot...

Yep. You're a troll. 

post #5832 of 14242
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Nice. It's pretty much my exact setup and I also listen to almost everything you just named. Well if you don't hear any difference I guess that's that. Different ears for different folks I guess. You should try Fidelizer. It's free and it works! (for me anyway)

I've never said I don't hear ANY difference.

post #5833 of 14242
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Yep. You're a troll. 

I'm sorry you're unhappy. wink_face.gif

post #5834 of 14242
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

I've never said I don't hear ANY difference.

So what do you hear again? Do you prefer the O2 to the Emotiva?

post #5835 of 14242
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So what do you hear again? Do you prefer the O2 to the Emotiva?

Well I haven't had the Emotiva that long so I don't want to draw any hasty conclusions.  However, I will say that so far, the low end does seem improved on the Emotiva.

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