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MOTHER OF GOD. I never thought this day would come.

 



I really lol'd on this one.
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Something like this, four banana plugs at one end and a 1/4" jack at the other end. I just bought the materials and asked a DIY-er friend to do the soldering. I'm not very familiar with the NAD 326 bee design so make sure that your amplifier has shared (connected) grounds, because if the grounds are separate (as in dual mono and bridged designs) they will create a short when they meet in the single-ended jack.

 

 

Who makes them? My DIY achievements are limited to making coffee etc. :o

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I am the same, so I just bought the materials and sought the help of a hobbyist friend who is handy with a soldering iron. Page 1 of the emotiva thread mentions that you can order cables like this from BTG-Audio and zynsonix.com:



http://www.head-fi.org/t/629352/he-500-lcd2-d5000-dt770-sr80-on-a-speaker-amp-emotiva-mini-x-a-100-project


Edited by rexirius - 10/3/13 at 10:43am
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Just be wary with those adapters with certain amps that use split ground planes you will damage your amp using an adapter like that. It is better to use an XLR -> speaker tap adapter to be on the safe side. The Emotiva uses a shared plane as far as I aware so there it should be fine.


Edited by daerron - 10/3/13 at 11:24am
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Just be wary with those adapters with certain amps that use split ground planes you will damage your amp using an adapter like that. It is better to use an XLR -> speaker tap adapter to be on the safe side. The Emotiva uses a shared plane as far as I aware so there it should be fine.


 



+1. Safest route to go is the HE-adapter and their 4 pin xlr cable. That will run you $250. Otherwise I've seen this: http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Banana_to_1_4_Headphone_Jack_adapter_p/the0000005.htm
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Just be wary with those adapters with certain amps that use split ground planes you will damage your amp using an adapter like that. It is better to use an XLR -> speaker tap adapter to be on the safe side. The Emotiva uses a shared plane as far as I aware so there it should be fine.

 

Tbh, you should have enough knowledge of speaker amplifiers, to the point of understanding if yours has a shared ground, before attaching headphones to them.

 

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+1. Safest route to go is the HE-adapter and their 4 pin xlr cable. That will run you $250. Otherwise I've seen this: http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Banana_to_1_4_Headphone_Jack_adapter_p/the0000005.htm

 

Wow! That's pretty expensive! 

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Just got this bad boy in the post:

 

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Tbh, you should have enough knowledge of speaker amplifiers, to the point of understanding if yours has a shared ground, before attaching headphones to them.


Wow! That's pretty expensive! 
Didnt know this..so that emotiva is not such a good deal then if u have to buy such a cable too...(and on top of that the risk of damaging ur amp also if ur not technical!) for that price...around 600usd u could buy a very special amp..kuch..337..kuch lyr..kuch..and more coughs... biggrin.gif
Well..for the non technical and budgetminded (ahum) persons like me.. A headphone amp would be the easiest and cheapest way to get ur he500 sing..for around 500usd..no cable thingies..just switch on..connect ur headphone and halleluhah.. It is alive wink.gif

especially if ur in europe u can have a very special deal....kuch 337..kuch..oopsie... biggrin.gif
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Didnt know this..so that emotiva is not such a good deal then if u have to buy such a cable too...(and on top of that the risk of damaging ur amp also if ur not technical!) for that price...around 600usd u could buy a very special amp..kuch..337..kuch lyr..kuch..and more coughs... biggrin.gif
Well..for the non technical and budgetminded (ahum) persons like me.. A headphone amp would be the easiest and cheapest way to get ur he500 sing..for around 500usd..no cable thingies..just switch on..connect ur headphone and halleluhah.. It is alive wink.gif

especially if ur in europe u can have a very special deal....kuch 337..kuch..oopsie... biggrin.gif

 

Well, I mean this is kind of the essence of money in audio. If you really learn about what's going on and learn what does and doesn't effect sound to what extent you can get far better performance per dollar. Otherwise, you're fools for the taking to a good number of audio vendors. 

 

So, if you know how to make one of these cables it'll cost about $5 to make and cheap one. You can make a nicer one for about $10. OR you can pay these guys $120 to make it. Cables are a particularly egregious example. 

 

I've always considered getting a darkvoice. They look great, and I'm sure the 337 sounds great as well. But when I was looking at this price range, it just made more sense to get the Little Dot VI+ because it's balanced and gets more power to swing over the 337. 

 

Little Dot VI+

 

Darkvoice 337

post #8335 of 14165
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Well, I mean this is kind of the essence of money in audio. If you really learn about what's going on and learn what does and doesn't effect sound to what extent you can get far better performance per dollar. Otherwise, you're fools for the taking to a good number of audio vendors. 

So, if you know how to make one of these cables it'll cost about $5 to make and cheap one. You can make a nicer one for about $10. OR you can pay these guys $120 to make it. Cables are a particularly egregious example. 

I've always considered getting a darkvoice. They look great, and I'm sure the 337 sounds great as well. But when I was looking at this price range, it just made more sense to get the Little Dot VI+ because it's balanced and gets more power to swing over the 337. 

Little Dot VI+

Darkvoice 337
Never heard a little dot amp in real life..but they have same good reputation as darkvoice/lafigaro.but i agree on paper it looks like the little dot is better..but I KNOW from experience the 337 is wonderful with the he500...

and guess what....i know a certain modded one for sale with good tubes even under those prices... Pity its for 220v.. Dont know if its usable in USA with 110v (maybe with converter?).but for any european based audiolover this is a steal... 500euros.. Even if u consider a balanced little dot (dont u need to recable the he500 to balanced also? That costs extra money also, right?)..its a deal in a million.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/3/13 at 3:28pm
post #8336 of 14165
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Just got this bad boy in the post:

 

 

Nice. Impressions?

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Tbh, you should have enough knowledge of speaker amplifiers, to the point of understanding if yours has a shared ground, before attaching headphones to them.

 

 

Wow! That's pretty expensive! 

It's guaranteed to improve the sound of your HE500 at least 2x, if you can hear/appreciate the fine, exquisite differences....:p

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I think this set was about $150
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One of the best investment for my HE500s
post #8340 of 14165
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Nice. Impressions?

 

Pretty nice, a bit brighter than what I'm used to. Bit more energy in the upper ranges compared to the HA-160 and Mini-X. Punchy and tight bass, mids are pretty neutral (especially when compared to the Ember). Seems to have more than enough power to go well with anything I have (still haven't tried any IEM's with it).

 

HE-500 pairs up with it fairly well (really tightens the bass up) but I do prefer the LCD-2 with this amp.

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