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I'm closing in on this thread again! Been away for a week comes back and.. 30 pages to read and more coming!

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What genres are the 500 strongest in? Does anyone prefer them for classical?

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What genres are the 500 strongest in? Does anyone prefer them for classical?
The he500 is one of those rare phones who doesnt have flaws playing any music genres..he plays them all pretty well... With the right amp ofcourse!
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What genres are the 500 strongest in? Does anyone prefer them for classical?

 

Classical is lovely with velour pads / J$ beyer pads / jergpads. Vocals / rock I prefer more with pleathers / jergpads (the lower mids just sound too thin for my tastes with velour pads especially, and J$s are kinda in-between).

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Classical is lovely with velour pads / J$ beyer pads / jergpads. Vocals / rock I prefer more with pleathers / jergpads (the lower mids just sound too thin for my tastes with velour pads especially, and J$s are kinda in-between).

 

Thanks. I've been considering the T90 for classical. Wonder how they would compare to the 500 avec les pads de jerg :)

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Love them for smooth jazz
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What genres are the 500 strongest in? Does anyone prefer them for classical?

 

strongest and best with electronic.

 

so trance, dubstep, drum and bass, techno, house, electro, dance, hardcore, hardstyle, trap, ambient, chillout, psy, etc.....

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While i am typing this in the dark on my ipad (i hate this thing!) i am listening to some wonderful sounding music on my he500's comin from the evil one.. biggrin.gif

 

You're gonna end up keeping it aren't you :tongue_smile:

 

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roflmao.  Good one Zoom25. 

 

;) 

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strongest and best with electronic.

 

so trance, dubstep, drum and bass, techno, house, electro, dance, hardcore, hardstyle, trap, ambient, chillout, psy, etc.....

 

+1...word to the mothership

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I like classical music with the HE-500. While it does have some sound stage deficiencies, it never the less remains a great headphone for classical due to the excellent mid range clarity and body it gives to instruments. Pair it with a powerful headphone amp and hear those dynamics come alive!

 

Btw, was listening to Bach Toccata and Fugue on the Chesky Binaural album the other evening. There's something to be said for a headphone that feels like it can recreate those low organ notes adequately with some scale to do it justice. I got goosebumps listening to the music!


Edited by daerron - 9/26/13 at 9:50am
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I like classical music with the HE-500. While it does have some sound stage deficiencies, it never the less remains a great headphone for classical due to the excellent mid range clarity and body it gives to instruments. Pair it with a powerful headphone amp and watch those dynamics come alive!

 

Solid agreement. The sound of HE-500 at that price is untouchable, even for classical. The positioning of that sound however...that's another story. Although you still get decent width wiggle room.

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For those with experience: How do the HE-500 stack up against the SR--007 (either version)?

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The truth is: HE-500 is a great all-rounder. Its tonal balance makes it a very versatile headphone.

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For those with experience: How do the HE-500 stack up against the SR--007 (either version)?

SR-007, I haven't had the chance to try but SR-009 driven by a BH, I did listen quite a bit at the recent CA meet.  IMO, HE500 has no chance in this fight but it's not a fair comparison in this case, of course.  I still drool every time I remember the sound of that wicked combo.  :p

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For those with experience: How do the HE-500 stack up against the SR--007 (either version)?
I dont think thats a fair comparision... A better comparision would be between he6 and sr007..dont u think so?

Oh wait... If i am not mistaken i saw a sr007 on sale inthe classifieds not so long ago....ru interested to buy it? Mmmmmm
Edited by hifimanrookie - 9/26/13 at 11:12am
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