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post #6781 of 14903
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Originally Posted by Avi View Post

I plan on listening to the HE-500 using a slid state amp (Either Corda Jazz or Corda Classic). I presume that the "lushness" of which you speak vis-a-vis vocals will be less apparent?


normally a SS amp is always missing that special touch the better tubeys have...some call it harmonic distortion that the tubey have..i call it passion.

post #6782 of 14903
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

For me, its the intimacy that the HE500 gives vocals that makes it seem like they are signing to you and you aloneAllows you to focus on the voice coming at youWhereas (for comparisons sake) the HD800, are nice, the larger soundstage takes some of that isolation away IMHO.  Still like both though.

 

I agree with your analogy for sure, although my headphones differ. You find the HE-500 to be the intimate one whereas I found that with the LCD-2 and LCD-3. Where you say the HD800 is more larger, but not as intimate, I found that to be the case with the HE-500.


Edited by Zoom25 - 8/2/13 at 10:25am
post #6783 of 14903
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


normally a SS amp is always missing that special touch the better tubeys have...some call it harmonic distortion that the tubey have..i call it passion.

 

   i just love the way  cca siemans 1960ish  tube sounds..

   so freakingly  believable & so musical.. it just upgraded the sound of  my benchmark dac1 to a whole new level

post #6784 of 14903
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

I agree with your analogy for sure, although my headphones differ. You find the HE-500 to be the intimate one whereas I found that with the LCD-2 and LCD-3. Where you say the HD800 is more larger, but not as intimate, I found that to be the case with the HE-500.

I believe its also to do about the synergy with the rest of ur rig in how a certain headphone sounds like..same headphone can sound good on one and absolutely breathtaking on another.
post #6785 of 14903
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

 Huh..thats is huge...

 i once experienced  that with hd600 with mullard tubes..but the clarity is not that awesome..

 Did He500 ever make you cry listening to same sad music or song again & again & again

Closest I got was chills up the back and the hairs standing up on the back of my neck....but that also happens with the HD800 on certain songs, too.

post #6786 of 14903
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

   i just love the way  cca siemans 1960ish  tube sounds..

   so freakingly  believable & so musical.. it just upgraded the sound of  my benchmark dac1 to a whole new level

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

post #6787 of 14903
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

 

 

    a genuine  cca doesn't bright things ..it has the warmth factor like the mullards ECC88 & wth more hifi sounds 

    the one i am using may cost you around 500-700 USD   

    but stay away from siemens E88CC ,,it was a little bit bright

post #6788 of 14903
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

Closest I got was chills up the back and the hairs standing up on the back of my neck....but that also happens with the HD800 on certain songs, too.

  

     in my experience, you can only can get such a system if you refine the existing system that you like most.

     meaning, the right combination must be there . everybody has their own liking in sound ..some like tubey sound

     some like not so tubey Some are so particular in bass but some like midrange more..

     You must understand youself in order to refine your sytem.

     one easiest way is the use if rca.. some use power conditioner ..

     if your system is so very detail, it is even harder to get the emotion out  ..

 

     the way i judge a system is always on singing competition shows like the voice or american idol

     if the judges has tears in their eyes  & i do not , then something is wrong

     I must feel in my rig on  what the judges  comments on emotion part

post #6789 of 14903
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

i still want to get a pair of CCas for my WA2 soon

 

i just worry they might be bright or too dry in the bass.

 

    if you are too afraid on the cca ..try  power conditioner instead.. 

    I wonder what powerline conditioner you use for your he500

    if i were you, i would go straight for shunyata hydra 8

post #6790 of 14903
Quick question, does the he500 come with a warranty card like the he400? The only paper material thing I receive is a small booklet that looks like a instruction booklet.
post #6791 of 14903
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

    if you are too afraid on the cca ..try  power conditioner instead.. 

    I wonder what powerline conditioner you use for your he500

    if i were you, i would go straight for shunyata hydra 8

 

i use a monster power center thingy. 

 

oh i don't use my WA2 for my HE-500, doesn't drive them enough. the CCa would be for the HD 800 and beyer T1. 

post #6792 of 14903
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

 

 

    a genuine  cca doesn't bright things ..it has the warmth factor like the mullards ECC88 & wth more hifi sounds 

    the one i am using may cost you around 500-700 USD   

    but stay away from siemens E88CC ,,it was a little bit bright

 

oooh. 

 

i was looking at the CCa from upscale audio, they're like 400 for a pair. 

 

did you buy the really expensive 1950s/60s grey ones (siemens and halske?) or the newer siemens rohre ones. 

post #6793 of 14903
I think mine is the 1962 ish. my friend using the early 1970ish.. sound also very darn good in his EAR cd player not sure if you can get a pair of 1950... some call it the " exilir of immortality"
post #6794 of 14903
monster power is good.. but to get the best out of your rig..the shunyata hydra 8 is one of the best out there some says it wll bring out the "emotion' part . my audiophile friend has been trying for years to get the best out of his system. only this year he admitted that he already found his audio nirvana 2 major changes he made-- buffalo dac & shunyata hydra 8 the rig tha you have is a pretty high end ..you need to refine your rig in order to get best out of them.
post #6795 of 14903
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post

monster power is good.. but to get the best out of your rig..the shunyata hydra 8 is one of the best out there some says it wll bring out the "emotion' part . my audiophile friend has been trying for years to get the best out of his system. only this year he admitted that he already found his audio nirvana 2 major changes he made-- buffalo dac & shunyata hydra 8 the rig tha you have is a pretty high end ..you need to refine your rig in order to get best out of them.

 

I don't have anything fancy. I was getting some terrible feedback in all my amps when plugged into any of the outlets in my previous house. The house was old and the wiring was a bit weird. I couldn't play any of my electric guitars at home because as soon as you turned on the amps all you'd hear was a horrendous buzzing noise. I eventually got the Furman PST-8 and the difference was night and day. The noise floor in my amps just bottomed out, no more buzzing unless I just about max out the volume on the Lyr, and that's probably just the tubes. Everything sounds cleaner. All from a $150 power conditioner.

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