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I tried magic mushrooms once :D Never again lol.

 

u must trust the mushroom, let it take you away, it will open the door for you; and unlock the secrets of the universe.

 

the LSD-3 does the same thing, and the LSD-XTC im sure will impress as well!!

 

especially with a GSX-Mk2 or a TOTL tube amp :D

post #8657 of 18011
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I tried magic mushrooms once biggrin.gif Never again lol.

They are evil if the time and place is wrong or you have too many. I used to love them when I was in my early twenties and they were legal in this country. I even grew my own once.
Edited by Tony1110 - 10/18/13 at 11:13am
post #8658 of 18011
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They are evil if the time and place is wrong or you have too many. I used to love them when I was in my early twenties and legal in this country. I even grew my own once.


Lol, I can buy it around the corner. Not the hardcore stuf (paddo's) but still.

post #8659 of 18011
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They are evil if the time and place is wrong or you have too many. I used to love them when I was in my early twenties and legal in this country. I even grew my own once.

 

Yes well someone gave them to me and I took them at home on my own to test them out..... I didn't think they would do much as they were legal at the time etc. so I took about 20 of them and shortly after that I was completely &%$^&£ .... I was lying in bed watching TV and the worst possible film came on.... Arachnophobia...... As I do not like spiders at all... I am sure you can imagine that this was NOT pleasant experience as you can probably guess the rest..... Anyway probably not supposed to discuss these things on a headphone forum so I will be quiet haha.

post #8660 of 18011
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you check to see which wire corresponds to which part of the connector. the mini coax (connector that screws onto the earcup of the HE-500) has two parts, the outer shell, which is the ground or negative, and the middle pin, which is the positive. So find (and label) all four wires accordingly (L+, L-, R+, R-) and hook that up to the emotiva. I'm not sure if the emotiva needs banana plugs, or if the connector can accept bare wire, perhaps zoom25 could chime in here. either way, banana plugs just have a grub screw to latch onto the bare wire and you can hook it up to your emotiva, so you wont need a soldering iron.

 

i typically build my own cables, since i'm rather handy with the soldering iron. I used to work at AMD doing a lot of prototyping and re-working on SMT components on graphics cards, so soldering a big cable like this is simple. if you need any help, feel free to ask.

 

I go bare wire for speaker amps and speakers connections. With Emotiva and headphones, I opted for banana plugs for cleanliness and ease of switching between various headphones as well as speakers. Back then I had HE-500 and LCD-2, so I used the Emotiva with both and couldn't kept removing bare wires. If would've been a huge pain. So instead, I leave the banana plugs to 4 pin female XLR always on the Emotiva. I simply plug in the various balanced headphone cables into the adapter to make it work. It's a simple Neutrik snap on and off. Much more convenient this way.

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By the way you in your sig you have put "Audeze LSD3" instead of "LCD3" :p

 

It started out as a LCD-3. Then did some stuff to it. Now it's a LSD-3. :wink: 

post #8662 of 18011
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Which do you think is better out of the LCD-2 Vs HE500?

 

I own both and for me, it's no contest:  LCD2s.  The sound is fuller and richer, and the dynamic response is better.

 

But then, I am a single-ended triode / warm-liquid-rich-syrupy sound kinda guy.

post #8663 of 18011
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Just tweak the HE500 around a bit after you receive them, and comfort concerns should be ameliorated for you. Specifically, you wanna reshape the headband to work with the shape of your head, and the clamp force with how wide your head is. Another possibility is to use some WD40 or mineral oil in the yoke pivots so the pivoting is smooth.

 Exactly. There is a manual that comes with it and there's a drawing that shows you have to bend the headband according to your head.

 The HE-500 was giving me headaches because the top of the ear pads were forced against my head. I worked on the headband and now I can use them for long listening sessions. The earpads just touch my head, no pressure at all. It is an open-back headphone so it won't block external noise anyway.

 

Make sure you feel the weight of the headphone distributed evenly on the headband and the earpads put the same amount of (low) pressure in all their contour.

post #8664 of 18011
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I own both and for me, it's no contest:  LCD2s.  The sound is fuller and richer, and the dynamic response is better.

 

But then, I am a single-ended triode / warm-liquid-rich-syrupy sound kinda guy.

LCD-2 was a bit too much ^ for me on various SETs, but the HE-500 is just the right amount for me.  Could also be the case for some...but regardless of personal preference, both are awesome headphones out of SETs :p

post #8665 of 18011

Lepai vs. Emotiva vs. Baby Sophia

 

Edit: Moved here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686531/speaker-amp-comparisons-for-he-500

 

 


Edited by Sonido - 10/18/13 at 8:19pm
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It is the time you have all been waiting for! Behold the great amp showdown!

Coming next: Electronic and acoustic music
Hey sonido.i have a wellmeant tip for u:

.allthough i totally respect what ur doing here, putting a review up, Its custom to put a review, especially a bigger one, on a new (dedicated) thread and then post the link to it on this thread..as then ur review will be in one place and easier to find as somewhere on a thread...and only people interested would be clicking on ur link, thats a plus also. wink.gif

For the rest..looks good how u do it! Respect! Well done mate.

Edit: thanks solido, i just saw u edited ur post..thanks for ur understanding my fellow headfi'er...

SO GUYS, Anyone interested in a very good written review/comparision of the 3 amps that had been having lots of attention the last weeks on this thread by u guys, check the link posted on the above post then! Enjoy reading!

Ps..@solido put the link also in ur signature, as so others can see it every time u post something, because it will be placed under every post u write....maybe a worthwhile tip for u? wink.gif
Paulo
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/18/13 at 9:41pm
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Ah awesome! Thank you.

 

I was waiting to see if anyone else would put the Lepai against the Emotiva and other amps. Much appreciated.

 

The Lepai 200W needs gain adjustment internally, but it can be an eventual testbed too as soon as I play with it more. 

post #8668 of 18011
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

LCD-2 was a bit too much ^ for me on various SETs, but the HE-500 is just the right amount for me.  Could also be the case for some...but regardless of personal preference, both are awesome headphones out of SETs :p

 

I've settled on the following:

- LCD + SET as my critical listening rig for classical music (mostly Romantic-era symphonies, Russian Five, etc)

- HE-500 + Audio GD SA-31SE for other genres

- HD650 + LD IV SE for longer, casual listening sessions

 

Everything sounds awesome on SETs  :D

post #8669 of 18011

What about for electronic music ? LCD2 Vs HE500 ?

 

Also film soundtracks, metal, rock etc. ?

post #8670 of 18011

What would be a good amp for the HE500 that fits the following requirements...

 

1) Under £300

 

2) Sufficient power for HE500

 

3) Warm sound with good bass

 

4) Smooth treble (nothing bright / thin / harsh)

 

What about Audio GD, Yulong, Schiit?

 

Also interested in DAC / AMP combo such as the Yulong D100...

 

This is the output power of the Yulong D100... Headphone output power: 130mW at 300Ohm, and 900mW at 32Ohm - Is that enough for the HE500?

 

Thanks


Edited by nicholars - 10/19/13 at 8:39am
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