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post #8071 of 14658
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

Personally I don't hear any difference on this one.

 

Using which balanced amps ?

post #8072 of 14658
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post

Using which balanced amps ?

I'd probably hear a difference with a higher amp. I heard the little dot mkvi with it both se and balanced.

I admit dumb choice to pair with the emo in hindsight.
Edited by Leliana - 9/21/13 at 10:18am
post #8073 of 14658
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

Or one can buy a better stereo amplifier! biggrin.gif  One you've listened to your HE-500 via speaker taps there's a good chance your Lyr might be orphaned, happened rather quickly to my Project Sunrise 2... Fortunately it found a new family quickly as well and is now powering a Sennheiser HD600.

But the Mini-X is really good for its price. I compared it to my power amp doing duty in my home theatre and while my home theatre amp did sound better, it wasn't a night a day difference, especially when compared to the difference in price. One day when I eventually find a better headphone amp, I will relegate the Mini-X to do stereo duty on my computer system.
Be carefull with a home theatre (with multi hundreds watts) amp..it could damage ur he500 because of the current it provides when connected directly to the speaker terminals.. A good not to strong (cheapish found) quality vintage marantz could do the trick though..but be prepaired for an expensive overhaul sooner or later...
But as i said before..for a bargain new SS amp the emotiva is theway to go...
post #8074 of 14658
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Be carefull with a home theatre (with multi hundreds watts) amp..it could damage ur he500 because of the current it provides when connected directly to the speaker terminals.. A good not to strong (cheapish found) quality vintage marantz could do the trick though..but be prepaired for an expensive overhaul sooner or later...
But as i said before..for a bargain new SS amp the emotiva is theway to go...

 

I hear about the emotiva like no bodys buisness

 
SO do we think the Audio GD 10ES2 at 6w into 50 ohms [balanced out] is enough for an HE 6? and will that extra current help clean up an HE 400? 
post #8075 of 14658
The Topping TP60 works great too for those not in the US. I got mine a couple of months ago for $211 aud shipped I can't imagine them sounding better without going to something like a HP8. The only problem with the TP60 is, that there's so much detail in the music now it's hard to concentrate on the music. The old $20 1980s pioneer integrated amp sounds great too, less detail but more bass. I hooked mine up via speaker taps from BTG Audio, with no resistors in place.
post #8076 of 14658
If you've got a pre amp you won't damage your HE500 hooking straight to the speaker terminals. I can max out the volume terminal for the TP60 which is similar to the Emotiva at 50w into 8ohms. It gets deafening loud but nowhere close to breaking
post #8077 of 14658
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

If you've got a pre amp you won't damage your HE500 hooking straight to the speaker terminals. I can max out the volume terminal for the TP60 which is similar to the Emotiva at 50w into 8ohms. It gets deafening loud but nowhere close to breaking

 

well I checked the HE 6 Thread, and the Audio GD NFB 10ES got a big YES, so 6w into 50 ohms should be enough

 
which means, Amp wise I should be set to try all the HE cans! [Balanced ofc]
post #8078 of 14658
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

I hear about the emotiva like no bodys buisness
 
SO do we think the Audio GD 10ES2 at 6w into 50 ohms [balanced out] is enough for an HE 6? and will that extra current help clean up an HE 400? 
NEver heard that amp..but generally the he6 is quoted as minimal 5watts into 50ohm, best is minimal 8watts into 50ohm.. But more important is the current it can provide with the more dynamic tracks u play...

More important..just try amps out...only way to be sure if its good for a he6 is to listen to various amps or like i do now..let a respected specialist make one (preferable balanced) for u from scratch with only one intent (and specs): to drive a he6 to its fullest..but that will cost ya a pretty penny...trust me i know as my wallet hates me now!!!
post #8079 of 14658

Who gave a yes to an NFB-10 w/ the HE-6?

post #8080 of 14658
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


NEver heard that amp..but generally the he6 is quoted as minimal 5watts into 50ohm, best is minimal 8watts into 50ohm.. But more important is the current it can provide with the more dynamic tracks u play...

More important..just try amps out...only way to be sure if its good for a he6 is to listen to various amps or like i do now..let a respected specialist make one (preferable balanced) for u from scratch with only one intent (and specs): to drive a he6 to its fullest..but that will cost ya a pretty penny...trust me i know as my wallet hates me now!!!

 

Don't even want to know how much you paid for urs q.q

 
I might still try it, as getting an HE 6 is a LOT cheaper than buying the next Step up on audio GD amps [power wise] I think the NFB 28 is 8w into 40ohms, iwhich would most likely be ideal for the HE 6 but it cpst about $200 more... which isn't bad just could NOT afford it this time around... still I guess I'll grab the HE 6 then get the NFB 28 shortly after, then after that the next step up is around $4000 for a dac and amp :x
 
But I think the NFB10ES2 will hold me, even with something like the HE 6 [hell I might grab the T90 and HE 4 around the same time to compare em before I jump to HE 6] still my next confirmed purchases are a LD MKVIII SE [+ tubes] and a Balanced Beyer T90.... [which will force a sale of my DT 880] but just wondering what to do at that point... which is 6 months from now... I guess I could start getting picky with cans like the LCD 2/ D7k HE 500 and what not...
 
Wish Hifiman would make a closed Woodie already [looking forward to the Auzede] as I have no clue what to upgrade my w1000x with [as it's a woodie]
 
oh well :D that's the fun of it all right 
post #8081 of 14658

Thinking about buying HE-500, but I will change to a Schiit Mjolnir instead of my Conductor.

How does the HE-500 fit with the Mojo for electronics/EDM/House?

post #8082 of 14658
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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post
 

Thinking about buying HE-500, but I will change to a Schiit Mjolnir instead of my Conductor.

How does the HE-500 fit with the Mojo for electronics/EDM/House?

If I was you I'd keep the Conductor till you have the headphone.

post #8083 of 14658
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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post
 

Thinking about buying HE-500, but I will change to a Schiit Mjolnir instead of my Conductor.

How does the HE-500 fit with the Mojo for electronics/EDM/House?

 

Don't know about the Mjolnir, but HE-500 on all amps I have, with EDM & House was amazing. The HE-500 treble and air does wonder.

post #8084 of 14658
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post
 
And u cant just say all SS amps are cold sounding...as u have different kind of SS amps..example: opamp based amps tend to sound warmer then a discrete built amp...

 

 

 

Really? I've honestly never heard that.

post #8085 of 14658
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

 

Moon would be good or "Q audio".  As has been said, just get a cable that has the Hifiman connectors on one end and the appropriate balanced connector for you amp on the other end. (i.e. 4-pin XLR or dual 3-pin XLR) No mods to the actual headphone are needed just the cable.  I went with 4-pin XLR (that is what my current amp has) and then got an adapter for duel 3-pin XLR in case I want to try out amps with duel 3-pin.

 



Thanks, that's what I was looking to hear.
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