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norse audio he-500! just! like mine wink.gif
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norse audio he-500! just! like mine wink.gif

hard version?biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


downgrading from lyr and bifrost? or just the he500?

the hd650 could be a cheaper alternative for the he500..and then get a cheaper (chinese) tube amp like the darkvoice 3322 instead of the lyr as those pair very well with the hd650..for the dac i dont know any other downgrade i could advice imho as the bifrost is already a lower budget model.

The 3322 is the same price as the LYR and does not touch it.

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I'm actually thinking about downgrading my set up.

 

Any opinions guys?

I'd say HD600 + a good OTL tube amp would be what I'd do in your case.  As for the DAC, there's always the Modi, ODAC, Dragonfly...Matrix M-Stage perhaps?  How much of a downgrade are you thinking?

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finally my he-500

 

 

 

 

That Beta 22 looks like a beast.

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I have the lyr and use the odac sounds good to me someday I might try the bifrost
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I'd say HD600 + a good OTL tube amp would be what I'd do in your case.  As for the DAC, there's always the Modi, ODAC, Dragonfly...Matrix M-Stage perhaps?  How much of a downgrade are you thinking?

hmm 

 

I was actually just thinking about downgrading from the He-500. I haven't really been critically listening enough lately. I figured I should just get some powered speakers to run off the Lyr/Bifrost for now.

 

I was chasing the ortho bass coming from the DT880s to HD650 to He-400, but lately really deep bass hasn't been that important to me. I'm not sure if its just a phase I'm going through right now or what. 

 

At the same time, I'm wondering if I should just keep my HE-500? I bought them new off Head-direct about 4 months ago (so its still relatively new). I honestly don't ever see myself going into summit-fi, so I'm trying to get the best mid-fi system I can ;) 

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hmm 

 

I was actually just thinking about downgrading from the He-500. I haven't really been critically listening enough lately. I figured I should just get some powered speakers to run off the Lyr/Bifrost for now.

 

I was chasing the ortho bass coming from the DT880s to HD650 to He-400, but lately really deep bass hasn't been that important to me. I'm not sure if its just a phase I'm going through right now or what. 

 

At the same time, I'm wondering if I should just keep my HE-500? I bought them new off Head-direct about 4 months ago (so its still relatively new). I honestly don't ever see myself going into summit-fi, so I'm trying to get the best mid-fi system I can ;) 

Sooo, what do you want from your music, and what do you listen to..? Which qualities do you seek out from whatever you listen to?

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hmmm I listen to a wide variety of music to be honest. From rnb, to hip hop, to jazz, to blues, to edm, to ambient rock/post rock. 

 

I think instead of analyzing the music, I just want to be swept by it and enjoy what is going on. Lately I've been shifting my time into learning the guitar a bit more seriously, so I haven't really been using my HE-500 that much. I would usually just put a track on my computer speakers and try to jam along with it. 

 

It was during my last head-fi meet that had me look into the hifimans. My favorite set up at the meet were the HE-6 with the Liquid fire (before I found out how much both of these items costed lol)

 

I haven't tried tube rolling with my Lyr yet, so I'm sure not if that will bring something different to the table?

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That Beta 22 looks like a beast.

in fact, a little heavyrolleyes.gif

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The 3322 is the same price as the LYR and does not touch it.


ru sure?...i found the 3322 for 299 usd somewhere on ebay last year...and the lyr is around 500usd right (without tuberolling)? i know the lyr is the better amp..but he wanted to downgrade..and i happen to know the 3322 does well with the hd650 (both downgrades on his recent configuration imho)...

 

but any good affordable otl tube amp with a hd600 or better yet..the warmer hd650 is perfect to downgrade to..

 

or get what i had...a matrix m-stage (with opa627 class a mod) with my he400 and my he300..i loved that combo!!and super affordable!

 

the 3322 was just a suggestion biggrin.gif

 

for the he500 though the 3322 just sucks..


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Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/25/13 at 12:57pm
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finally my he-500

 

 

 

 

 

and for hifimanrookie, enjoy this

thanks! i love that beer..i buy it specially here in a supermarket which only sells portuguese/brazilian products to eat and drink! yummy!!

ice cold (just before i drink it i put it in ice department of the fridge) its unbeatable in taste imho beerchug.gif

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thanks! i love that beer..i buy it specially here in a supermarket which only sells portuguese/brazilian products to eat and drink! yummy!!

ice cold (just before i drink it i put it in ice department of the fridge) its unbeatable in taste imho beerchug.gif

right.

now after one bottle of portuguese "caseiro" wine, i´m drunk and into the music with the he-500

thanks hifiman

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I keep digging my HE-500s more and more. The mids on these are simply phenomenal. Vocals and string instruments sound beautiful. I've never enjoyed rock and vocal jazz so much.

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Originally Posted by alota View Post

right.

now after one bottle of portuguese "caseiro" wine, i´m drunk and into the music with the he-500

thanks hifiman


My grandfather loves some "vinho do porto". He's from Benespera by the way, had a farm there before he came to Brasil.

Portugal seems to be a nice place to live. I'll definitely visit it someday.

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