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post #6871 of 18011

I'm very close to purchasing these. I just bought an audio-gd dac/amp and my wallet hates me however. Decisions, decisions.

post #6872 of 18011
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I'm very close to purchasing these. I just bought an audio-gd dac/amp and my wallet hates me however. Decisions, decisions.


One of the few purchases I've had absolutely no misgivings about.

post #6873 of 18011
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post


One of the few purchases I've had absolutely no misgivings about.
+1 i agree and also my now sold 337... Two of the best buys i did until now in my life wink.gif
post #6874 of 18011

Oh I know this purchase is happening, I just need to gather the funds to do so.

 

I'm no stranger to beyond reference audio (I have a Trinnov 7.1 system with DIY speakers, DIY subs, and 3000w+), but I only purchased my first headphone DAC/amp 3 days ago! (Audio-GD NFB 11.32). Since I can't play at reference on my system at 11pm at night, I can't believe I haven't thought about a headphone DAC/AMP and these headphones sooner.

 

They'll be the first Planars I've ever heard.

post #6875 of 18011
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Oh I know this purchase is happening, I just need to gather the funds to do so.

 

I'm no stranger to beyond reference audio (I have a Trinnov 7.1 system with DIY speakers, DIY subs, and 3000w+), but I only purchased my first headphone DAC/amp 3 days ago! (Audio-GD NFB 11.32). Since I can't play at reference on my system at 11pm at night, I can't believe I haven't thought about a headphone DAC/AMP and these headphones sooner.

 

They'll be the first Planars I've ever heard.

 

...and they won't be your last.tongue.gif

post #6876 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


I wonder if the jergpads also improve the sound of the he6.. As no one talks about that..i only hear he400 and he500. wink.gif

It's actually been given positive results on the HE-4 by MattTCG and I believe another head-fier who has an HE-5LE received them and gave favorable initial impressions, so it could possibly be good on the HE-6 as well.  The mod was originally created with the HE-400/HE-500 in mind, so it's cool to see that it's a good pairing for the other models as well.

post #6877 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Avi View Post

Guess what came from Hong Kong today..........

 

I cannot wait to get home!

 

Niceee!  May I ask why from HK?  used?

post #6878 of 18011

Hi guys, my first post on this forum. But first just a bit of background how I found you guys. A few months ago my wife came home one day from a night out and didn't have the keys with her. I expected her home later so I kicked up my heels with a few glasses of wine and started listening to some tunes with my UE700 I got of a recent sale at the time. Anyway when she got home, she knocked on the door for about 10 minutes before I realised she was at the door. When she came in she was fuming, pulled the headphones off my ears, broke the cable and threw it in the bin. So in the following weeks I had to look for a replacement phone which led me to headfi via google. So a couple of months have passed and all because my wife tore up my UE700s, have accumulated (added to a AD700 which I had prior for gaming) an RE400, a UE900, a cheapish CMOY Amp, a JDS C5, A Shure SE215, a VSonic GR02, an Audio GD 15.32, a Topping TP60 and a HE500 and an old Pioneer SX2900 stereo receiver. I have coming in the mail, a VSonic GR07 BE, a BTG Audio speaker tap cable for my HE500s (Thanks Brian), a Mad Dogs T50RP, and some new HM5 pads for my HE500. I kind of wish my wife had left my UE700s alone.

 

Anyhow I'm in no way any good at writing impressions or reviews but I just want to say that the HE500s are the best sounding things I've ever heard and is the sound I've been searching for my whole life. I'm currently driving them with my Audio GD 15.32 but hope to drive them with the TP60 when my speaker tap adapters come. I hope they'll sound better but I'm extremely happy with them as they are, just hoping to be happier. I have one questions though. Would I have problems with a T-Class amp driving headphones, because I believe they like to see a decent load. Thanks in advance and I hope I've posted in the right place and all.

 

Cheers. 

post #6879 of 18011
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Hi guys, my first post on this forum. But first just a bit of background how I found you guys. A few months ago my wife came home one day from a night out and didn't have the keys with her. I expected her home later so I kicked up my heels with a few glasses of wine and started listening to some tunes with my UE700 I got of a recent sale at the time. Anyway when she got home, she knocked on the door for about 10 minutes before I realised she was at the door. When she came in she was fuming, pulled the headphones off my ears, broke the cable and threw it in the bin. So in the following weeks I had to look for a replacement phone which led me to headfi via google. So a couple of months have passed and all because my wife tore up my UE700s, have accumulated (added to a AD700 which I had prior for gaming) an RE400, a UE900, a cheapish CMOY Amp, a JDS C5, A Shure SE215, a VSonic GR02, an Audio GD 15.32, a Topping TP60 and a HE500 and an old Pioneer SX2900 stereo receiver. I have coming in the mail, a VSonic GR07 BE, a BTG Audio speaker tap cable for my HE500s (Thanks Brian), a Mad Dogs T50RP, and some new HM5 pads for my HE500. I kind of wish my wife had left my UE700s alone.

 

Anyhow I'm in no way any good at writing impressions or reviews but I just want to say that the HE500s are the best sounding things I've ever heard and is the sound I've been searching for my whole life. I'm currently driving them with my Audio GD 15.32 but hope to drive them with the TP60 when my speaker tap adapters come. I hope they'll sound better but I'm extremely happy with them as they are, just hoping to be happier. I have one questions though. Would I have problems with a T-Class amp driving headphones, because I believe they like to see a decent load. Thanks in advance and I hope I've posted in the right place and all.

 

Cheers. 

Gratz on your HE500 and welcome to the club.  About the T-Class amps, I've read about people driving their HPs with them but as far as sound quality, i am not sure cuz I never tried one.

post #6880 of 18011
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

 Would I have problems with a T-Class amp driving headphones, because I believe they like to see a decent load. Thanks in advance and I hope I've posted in the right place and all.

 

Cheers. 

 

Tripath amps are stellar with headphones, and good values in general. The only thing to be absolutely certain of is that the headphones are balanced. I believe there's no shared ground in these headphones. 

post #6881 of 18011

Nope, ordered from hifiman/head-direct online. I guess they had none in stock in the US.

post #6882 of 18011
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Hi guys, my first post on this forum. But first just a bit of background how I found you guys. A few months ago my wife came home one day from a night out and didn't have the keys with her. I expected her home later so I kicked up my heels with a few glasses of wine and started listening to some tunes with my UE700 I got of a recent sale at the time. Anyway when she got home, she knocked on the door for about 10 minutes before I realised she was at the door. When she came in she was fuming, pulled the headphones off my ears, broke the cable and threw it in the bin. So in the following weeks I had to look for a replacement phone which led me to headfi via google. So a couple of months have passed and all because my wife tore up my UE700s, have accumulated (added to a AD700 which I had prior for gaming) an RE400, a UE900, a cheapish CMOY Amp, a JDS C5, A Shure SE215, a VSonic GR02, an Audio GD 15.32, a Topping TP60 and a HE500 and an old Pioneer SX2900 stereo receiver. I have coming in the mail, a VSonic GR07 BE, a BTG Audio speaker tap cable for my HE500s (Thanks Brian), a Mad Dogs T50RP, and some new HM5 pads for my HE500. I kind of wish my wife had left my UE700s alone.

 

Anyhow I'm in no way any good at writing impressions or reviews but I just want to say that the HE500s are the best sounding things I've ever heard and is the sound I've been searching for my whole life. I'm currently driving them with my Audio GD 15.32 but hope to drive them with the TP60 when my speaker tap adapters come. I hope they'll sound better but I'm extremely happy with them as they are, just hoping to be happier. I have one questions though. Would I have problems with a T-Class amp driving headphones, because I believe they like to see a decent load. Thanks in advance and I hope I've posted in the right place and all.

 

Cheers. 

 

We should make you the poster boy for newbie Head-Fi'ers! lol that's quite an accomplishment. Welcome, and I guess we don't have to say "sorry about your wallet."
post #6883 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Avi View Post

Nope, ordered from hifiman/head-direct online. I guess they had none in stock in the US.

They almost never do, when it comes to expensive products like HE500. New units are always shipped straight from their factories.

post #6884 of 18011

Thanks for the welcome and my wallet is already sorry. I was kind of quite happy with my UE700s, ignorance is bliss. Now that I "know" what sound can be and can be more its gonna cost me

post #6885 of 18011
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Tripath amps are stellar with headphones, and good values in general. The only thing to be absolutely certain of is that the headphones are balanced. I believe there's no shared ground in these headphones. 

The HE-500 is 'balanced ready' by default, having a connector on each cup, but will need a balanced cable - the stock cable terminates to 1/4" TRS plug so it is unbalanced, but can be made balanced with a little modding.  Otherwise, you'd have to get a separate balanced cable if you're going to use the speaker taps.  Some T Amps have a headphone stage built in, which should be unbalanced as long as it has a 1/4" TRS jack.

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