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Ohhh my god! I never thought I'm gonna hear music like that from the headphones!

 

 


Gratz,  like many of us, you will enjoy the HE500 tremendously.  I know I have and will for a long time.  I think Hifiman has hit the perfect perfomance/price balance here and some more.

What amp are you running the HE500 from, btw?

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I have hifiman Ef-5. I tried few other high quality amps but with ef-5 they sound so life like and rich. Beyerdynamic A1 was good pair with he500 also. Punchier bass and soundstage had more distance from the lisner so some may like that better. Ef-5 convinced me with fuller sound. Its a really good amp.
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I have hifiman Ef-5. I tried few other high quality amps but with ef-5 they sound so life like and rich. Beyerdynamic A1 was good pair with he500 also. Punchier bass and soundstage had more distance from the lisner so some may like that better. Ef-5 convinced me with fuller sound. Its a really good amp.

I agree with u that the ef5 is a very good amp forthe he500... I was also thinking bout buying one to replace my humble matrix mstage last year..but i went a different path in the end... Still..very good amp for the money..and U can tune ur sound a bit by changing the opamp and thetube!!. wink.gif. its worth considering for a he300/400 and 500. For the he6 u can better choose for the ef6.
But most of all its very affordable and the built quality is very good and exotic (two cases). That will look sexy on ur audio table. biggrin.gif
post #6334 of 15266
I love the 500 and use a lyr with great tubes sounds unbelievable I also have the odac but might try. Bifrost in the future I understand that not much difference using USB
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any current HE500 owners here happens to have a mad dog or paradox?  I would like to hear your impression and experience.

I am entertaining the idea of getting a closed ortho pair.  I've been reading other threads but want to hear from people who still own their HE500.

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I heard he6 with ef6 and i did not like it. Impresive soundstage and refined sound but no fun for me. Again... Fuller sound with he500 + ef5. Im not missing the sound of 2 times expensive set when i listen mine wink.gif He6 are better of course but for me they need heavy sounding tube amp.
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any current HE500 owners here happens to have a mad dog or paradox?  I would like to hear your impression and experience.

I am entertaining the idea of getting a closed ortho pair.  I've been reading other threads but want to hear from people who still own their HE500.

 

I've got both the HE500 and alpha - Mad Dogs.  If you're looking for an ortho sound that's closed, the Mad Dog is a pretty good bet.  The He500, not surprisingly sounds more open and has a wider sound stage, but the Mad Dog is pretty darn good in that department for a closed headphone.  In terms of sound signature, it always reminds me of HD-650, a bit dark, but if you're specifically looking for something closed, you should definitely give it a try.

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The HE-500 get most of my head time again. I might switch to the LCD2 soon but I love that smooth sound.

The T1 is still my favorite for most of my playlist but I needed a more laid back / smoother sound with a less aggressive treble.

Paired with the Burson Soloist, they amaze me every day !

The best 600€ i've spent in my life :)

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Ok I admit tha i'm a little crazy about my setup so i decidet to give it another photo shoot :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post


Gratz,  like many of us, you will enjoy the HE500 tremendously.  I know I have and will for a long time.  I think Hifiman has hit the perfect perfomance/price balance here and some more.

What amp are you running the HE500 from, btw?

Nah, that ratio is actually stratospheric,  way higher than any phone ever I think.

post #6341 of 15266
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Ok I admit tha i'm a little crazy about my setup so i decidet to give it another photo shoot :)

 

 

Beautiful shot.  Your other hobby must be photography.  No doubt.

post #6342 of 15266
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Nah, that ratio is actually stratospheric,  way higher than any phone ever I think.


Can't argue with you there since HE500 is my 2nd HP purchase, after the Q701.  After hearing a few more, hopefully at the coming up meet, I would be able to reevaluate for sure :)

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Beautiful shot.  Your other hobby must be photography.  No doubt.

Yeap wink.gif Thanks!
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Yeap wink.gif Thanks!


@Michbest,  what is your volume knob at on the EF-5 when driving the HE500?  I am looking an amp or possibly dac/amp for the office.  I am waiting to test out the WA7 at the meet next month but the EF5's price is great and still leaves $ for a dedicated DAC ($500)  and it has the look to sit on my desk @ the office.


Edited by koiloco - 7/19/13 at 11:25am
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Any chance a Woo Audio WA6 with upgraded tubes can drive these?  Anyone have this combo?

 

I am using 6SN7 Driver tubes and a USAF-596 Rectifier.

 

Thanks

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