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post #5821 of 16541
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Originally Posted by TealRice View Post

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 #5822 of 16541
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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 #5823 of 16541
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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 #5824 of 16541
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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 #5825 of 16541
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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 #5826 of 16541
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Explains a lot...

Yep. You're a troll. 

post #5827 of 16541
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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 #5828 of 16541
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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 #5829 of 16541
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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 #5830 of 16541
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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.

post #5831 of 16541
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I'm sorry you're unhappy. wink_face.gif

No you're not. You're a troll. You feed off peoples sadness that you imagine to cause. Good luck with that.

post #5832 of 16541

I intend to try the HE500 on my brother's McCormack DNA-125 speaker amp within a month and will report back my findings.

post #5833 of 16541

I found O2 and Emotiva quite similar when I first got them. It was over the months that the difference kept getting larger and larger. I'd say a month is required at a minimum to just kind of get a hang of it. Somedays, the difference will seem big, somedays non-existant, other days, you might even like one over the other. Over time, you'll get to a consistent baseline and then I am quite certain that people should notice a distinct and significant difference between the two.

post #5834 of 16541
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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?

 

I am just hoping that I will hear the difference between the E09K and the Emotiva :)  Otherwise, it's time for me stop and get out this hobby cuz obviously I've hit what you pros call it?  "end game"? biggrin.gif and of course, save myself lots of money.

post #5835 of 16541
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Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

I intend to try the HE500 on my brother's McCormack DNA-125 speaker amp within a month and will report back my findings.

 

Probably a good amp for HE-6, but seems way too powerful for HE-500 if you ask me.

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