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Love them for smooth jazz
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


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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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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

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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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

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

 

maybe no chance against stax

 

but with TOTL amps, the HE-500 holds its own against the Abyss though, and in many ways, outperforms it :D 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

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

 

maybe no chance against stax

 

but with TOTL amps, the HE-500 holds its own against the Abyss though, and in many ways, outperforms it :D

 

I find myself preferring the HE500 over the Audeze LCD-3.  There is a wider frequency response in my opinion...lower lows and a nice "sparkle" missing from the LCD-3.  Not bad for 1/3 the cost!

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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!

I know ships are generally referred to as female and most cars also. I think the car in Gone in 60 Seconds was called Eleanor. So what are our cans?
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You're gonna end up keeping it aren't you tongue_smile.gif

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Lets hope i dont..as my wife will kill me if i do.... So no more hifimanrookie anymore on headfi then..biggrin.gif

Seriously..this is an amp no one will regret buying especially for the price i am asking.. Any hd650/600 or he500/400 owner should have this amp high on his wanting list..whether mine or any other 337/339...as even with less expensive tubes this amp is hard to beat for its price even as new...well. I understand the postage is a fortune if buy it from china...but i am in europe so...european owners of the phones i mentioned..get in line..lolz....
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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

 

I wasn't looking for a fair comparison to begin with. I asked for HE-500 because I owned that for a year. I don't own the HE-6 so any knowledge between that and SR-007 wouldn't be as useful atm.

 

I just wanted to know how the general sound racked up between the two and people that own or have owned both, what did they prefer it, when did they prefer it with. With what stuff did they enjoy each headphone with. More stuff along those lines. Of course the transients will be more cleaner on the SR-007 and all, but that wasn't even my intention to begin with...does that make sense?:confused:

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