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Soundstage: Audeze is more intimate and 3D. It's more spherical. HE-500 is more wider than LCD-2 and 3. LCD-2 and 3 have more depth and height than HE-500. Instrument separation is better on HE-500. HE-500 does better imaging near the sides, although LCD-2 has better centerstage and imaging. For me personally, HE-500 is more speaker like, and the easiest headphone to which I got used to. 

Yeah, really good astute impressions. That's just what I hear.

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+1 i agree also. tongue.gif
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Bought my cable used (26 awg 7N, 1% gold, 8 feet balanced with 2 pigtails (banana and trs)) for 240$. The toxic silver poison is pretty much identical, except for the 2 pigtails and I also have better connectors on my cable, I guess.

 

But most important, it is functional, lightweight, very soft and it looks kinda nice too.

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Bought my cable used (26 awg 7N, 1% gold, 8 feet balanced with 2 pigtails (banana and trs)) for 240$. The toxic silver poison is pretty much identical, except for the 2 pigtails and I also have better connectors on my cable, I guess.

But most important, it is functional, lightweight, very soft and it looks kinda nice too.
Better connectors then furutech and ayaide?? As thats the connectors toxic uses for non balanced cables.as far.i know..i am on my second cable now but now with very special Valab rhodium plated 3pins xlr connectors...normally for balanced he uses silver pins neutrik xlr connectors.
So am wondering which connectors u use which could be better then the ones i just mentioned which are considered to be among the best u can buy. Just curious here biggrin.gif

And just questioning.. In what does ur cable resemble the toxic cable u mention? Isnt the silver poison around the same price but new? I dont know the price from that cable exactly as i myself am a copper man myself tongue.gif as i said..always being curious biggrin.gif
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Better connectors then furutech and ayaide?? As thats the connectors toxic uses for non balanced cables.as far.i know..i am on my second cable now but now with very special Valab rhodium plated 3pins xlr connectors...normally for balanced he uses silver pins neutrik xlr connectors.
So am wondering which connectors u use which could be better then the ones i just mentioned which are considered to be among the best u can buy. Just curious here biggrin.gif

And just questioning.. In what does ur cable resemble the toxic cable u mention? Isnt the silver poison around the same price but new? I dont know the price from that cable exactly as i myself am a copper man myself tongue.gif as i said..always being curious biggrin.gif


Might take that back with the connectors... My cable uses viablue gold plated jack and silver neutrik xlr.

The SP is 270$, got my cable for 240-250$ depending on currencies and stuff. The wire has the same specs.

 

Guess what I am trying to say is, that you could just as well buy cables used if you can find any. Like you can skip the wait (!) and get it cheaper. And a cable isn't likely to break anyway, in which case it is fairly easy to repair.

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Might take that back with the connectors... My cable uses viablue gold plated jack and silver neutrik xlr.
The SP is 270$, got my cable for 240-250$ depending on currencies and stuff. The wire has the same specs.

Guess what I am trying to say is, that you could just as well buy cables used if you can find any. Like you can skip the wait (!) and get it cheaper. And a cable isn't likely to break anyway, in which case it is fairly easy to repair.
Thats okay..didnt want to put u on the spot..i was just curious..am always looking for new better things..

But i agree on the waiting time..its very long..but toxic is working on it wink.gif but still its worth the wait in my humble opinion biggrin.gif

But i understand what ur saying..if u can buy a wonderful cable for less secondhand..why not? I agree with that completely..my 337 for instance is bought second hand also..didnt need to wait to get it delivered from china without all the transport risks and high postage costs and it was 100 euro cheaper wink.gif

Ps..found out my first black widow had same viablue connectors as ur cable..i agree..very high quality wink.gif
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If I ever buy equipment from either asia or the US it will be second hand. The taxes and risks/shipping are not worth it.

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If I ever buy equipment from either asia or the US it will be second hand. The taxes and risks/shipping are not worth it.

How does that change the taxes? And as long as you pay with paypal or credit card the risk is entirely on the seller

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How does that change the taxes? And as long as you pay with paypal or credit card the risk is entirely on the seller
I see ur not from western/northern europe. biggrin.gif . We poor euro basterds pay 25-35 % extra on taxes on top of the price plus postage for products from out of europe if its above 40euros (in the netherlands) .its a disgrace.and customs downright robs us blind...u being in usa are lucky basterds..if i understand it correctly taxes only occur above 2000usd mark..right??wish i was in the states biggrin.gif

The risk david mentions is very much real..unluckaly...sometimes packaging from asia is not the best because of budget reasons and on top of that..the longer the journey the greater the risk of getting a damaged product...but i state..its not always the case!!! But is a bigger bet then lets saying buying here locally in europe..
And ur right risk is for seller..but did u ever try to communicate with an asian manufacturer of lets say..let me mention darkvoice, they use google translate to reply i understand..and then u have to sent ur product bsck to them..in worst case scenario it will take 3months to have a replacement on ur doorstep..dont get my wrong..u all know i love my darkvoice 337..but i am very careful buying at ebay shops in asia..no matter how small the risk can be..but as u understand..its all imho...i am waiting for a new amp coming from canada...so apart from communication..there is a risk of damaged product during transport...well in this case not..as i understand the insides of the box of transport is actually being used by some as vibration feet under their stuff..so its heavy duty stuff..but normally..buying from far always has a risk...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/5/13 at 3:17pm
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^Exactly

 

The worst, though is if you need a small adapter or something cheap like earpads, what do I know. If I ordered 20$ hifiman earpads from the US, it would cost me like triple the price (at least 55$).

 

Also, when shipping for repairs and the like, the risk can be that you get charged yet again and have to pay more taxes depending on how value and stuff is declared, etc.. Further more you can't return a product, since you would loose the money you paid in taxes/customs too.

 

Another example: 200$ would almost equal 300$ with customs and taxes. That is without shipping. For some reason you also have to pay tax for the shipping, which will most likely be pretty expensive too.


Edited by davidsh - 7/5/13 at 3:21pm
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^Exactly

The worst, though is if you need a small adapter or something cheap like earpads, what do I know. If I ordered 20$ hifiman earpads from the US, it would cost me like triple the price (at least 55$).

Also, when shipping for repairs and the like, the risk can be that you get charged yet again and have to pay more taxes depending on how value and stuff is declared, etc.. Further more you can't return a product, since you would loose the money you paid in taxes/customs too.
Damn..now i think of it...
how about we both immigrate to the US..with the written insurance of a US multinational of a 100.000usd job WE LIKE, big 200m2 appartement in a skyscraper included, or mansion in subburbs, two bm''s 5series, one for the wives and one for us and a working week of 32 hours..how about that? It would certainly save us a fortune in taxes... biggrin.giftongue.gif

And everything aready paid for ofcourse by the nice folks in the US for us poor euro inhabitants biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/5/13 at 3:27pm
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Damn..now i think of it...
how about we both immigrate to the US..with the written insurance of a US multinational of a 100.000usd job WE LIKE, big 200m2 appartement in a skyscraper included, or mansion in subburbs, two bm''s 5series, one for the wives and one for us and a working week of 32 hours..how about that? It would certainly save us a fortune in taxes... biggrin.giftongue.gif


Will do when I get my Ph.d (which is paid by the state because of taxes) in physics while also being paid 1000$ a month (also the state paying 'cuz of taxes) for studying.

 

It ain't half bad being a poor and broke student in Denmark after all... IMHO biggrin.gif

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Between taxes, insurance and banks, we get half at best of what we make and no parachute when you get too old. Throw in healthcare and you do good to make a decent living. $100k don't go too far.
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Between taxes, insurance and banks, we get half at best of what we make and no parachute when you get too old. Throw in healthcare and you do good to make a decent living. $100k don't go too far.


What do you mean by banks? We do pay for insurance too, the tax is around some 40-60%, depending on how much money you make. Hospitals and stuff is free, though (not included dentists).

 

Also our cars cost approx. 180% on top of the actual price of the car (the price you pay in us).


Edited by davidsh - 7/5/13 at 3:42pm
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