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u need to hear TH-900 still, its a game changer in the world of basshead headphones imo.

 

btw have u tried the TH-600s?

post #8117 of 14094
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

btw have u tried the TH-600s?

 

no
post #8118 of 14094
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Shots fired, shots fired! 

 

Interesting statement here. I was never too fond of the BHA-1 myself, but it does get a good chunk of praise around parts. 

 

it might be decent, but i've heard mixed things about it. (cold/lifeless/analytical). 

 

First time i heard it was in direct comparison to the Mjolnir. I definitely would have picked the Mjolnir over it. I don't know if I'd pick the soloist over it though. That's kind of a tough call. They both have their own flaws. 

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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post
 

 

I'm curious... what headphones do you like better for EDM?

 

I haven't tried anything as high end as my HE500s in the headphone category so I cant comment, sorry. I can really hear and feel the "ortho bass" as they call it but I feel like the bass is a bit too light for EDM although I use it for EDM everyday. I will live with it until I can afford a more higher end headphone such as the TH900 or LCD3. Don't get me wrong, the HE500s are amazing.

post #8120 of 14094
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

u need to hear TH-900 still, its a game changer in the world of basshead headphones imo.

 

Ive heard that TH-900 sound very bright & screamy, to the point were its very uncomfertable. 
It might be because of the amp selection, but do you agree? 

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Originally Posted by alota View Post
 

 

i know you from an italian fórum???

:biggrin:

un saluto

aldo

 

yup, same old Phaeton as usual :D

 

ciao

mike


Edited by phaeton70 - 9/23/13 at 1:54am
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I'll just leave this here. Enjoying this a lot with my new setup. One of the greatest ambient albums of all time :beyersmile:

 

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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post
 

 

Ive heard that TH-900 sound very bright & screamy, to the point were its very uncomfertable. 
It might be because of the amp selection, but do you agree? 

 

yeah sounds like you're talking about a grado rather than the TH-900. they can be bright with poor amping or at louder volumes due to the U shaped treble, but generally the treble is smooth and clean, not brighter than say a beyerdynamic t1 or even an hd 800, and the midrange is slightly warm imo. i don't find the TH-900 to sound screamy at all. 

 

must be a really bad amp too, i never find brightness or screamyness on anything.

 

from a ipod or ipad amp to a built in amp on my DAC to now the GSX MK2, no harshness

post #8124 of 14094
Gonna chime this in, not sure If I asked you guys yet or not... 
 
I'm hoping to get a Balanced Tube to drive the He 5LE with, so let me ask you guys. LD MK VI+ or MK VIII SE? Which would have a better chance driving the HE 5LE 
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 
Gonna chime this in, not sure If I asked you guys yet or not... 
 
I'm hoping to get a Balanced Tube to drive the He 5LE with, so let me ask you guys. LD MK VI+ or MK VIII SE? Which would have a better chance driving the HE 5LE 

 

Just going by specs alone, I would go for the VI+. They both look very nice though. I'm a fan of little dot.
 

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Just going by specs alone, I would go for the VI+. They both look very nice though. I'm a fan of little dot.
 

 

Yea I'm getting a lot of that, I HATE the Vi+ in black [looks... cheap] but in silver :O WHOA it looks refined and elegant! But then again I'm a sucker for contrast! 

post #8127 of 14094
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Originally Posted by Llloyd View Post
 

 

Just going by specs alone, I would go for the VI+. They both look very nice though. I'm a fan of little dot.
 

 

+1.

LD MARK VI+ without any doubt.

the VIII is only for high impedance.

with VI, if you buy another headphone from 32 to 300 ohm, no hay problema, caramba!

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Hi everyone.. Need some more information

How big a difference is going balanced with HE-500? At the moment the DAC/AMP combo I have in mind is something from Audio GD (NFB 28 or NFB-10ES2)

Do they significantly sound better by going the balanced route?

Source will be HD Music (BD, BD concerts, BD audio upto 24/192 played off

Thanks in advance.
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Hi everyone.. Need some more information

How big a difference is going balanced with HE-500? At the moment the DAC/AMP combo I have in mind is something from Audio GD (NFB 28 or NFB-10ES2)

Do they significantly sound better by going the balanced route?

Source will be HD Music (BD, BD concerts, BD audio upto 24/192 played off

Thanks in advance.

 

With HE500 and NFB10SE balanced was audibly (significant for me) more clear and detailed, also somewhat brighter, relevant to single end.

post #8130 of 14094
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Originally Posted by alota View Post
 

 

+1.

LD MARK VI+ without any doubt.

the VIII is only for high impedance.

with VI, if you buy another headphone from 32 to 300 ohm, no hay problema, caramba!

... and yea I'm SURE the VI+ can drive a 600 ohm can correct? I mean it would have to... it's a full OTL tube with balanced out 

 

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Originally Posted by VTV View Post

Hi everyone.. Need some more information

How big a difference is going balanced with HE-500? At the moment the DAC/AMP combo I have in mind is something from Audio GD (NFB 28 or NFB-10ES2)

Do they significantly sound better by going the balanced route?

Source will be HD Music (BD, BD concerts, BD audio upto 24/192 played off

Thanks in advance.

ACtually I'll let you know today what I hear from my own DT 880 

 

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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post
 

 

With HE500 and NFB10SE balanced was audibly (significant for me) more clear and detailed, also somewhat brighter, relevant to single end.

And I can second that, I had a DB1 PB1 combo, and I got to listen to my Dt 880 through it, while the DB1 is not an EPIC Dac... it was a tad bit better seperated than my oDac.

 

So I think balanced does improve clarity and imaging. But it being brighter... may be due to the Eccc 9018 Dac in the 10SE, still. I'll let you guys know what I think today :D 

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