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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


A-gd 15.32 ? Not tried it with 500's (ohms/sig difference) yet....(looking at 500's just now and another planar) , but the designer described it the way you need it (3+4) to me by email.

11.32 high detail / neutral

15.32 warmer / "more musical"/less analytical.


Edited by Lohb - 10/19/13 at 9:55am
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A-gd 15.32 ? Not tried it with 500's (ohms/sig difference) yet....(looking at 500's just now and another planar) , but the designer described it the way you need it (3+4) to me by email.
11.32 high detail / neutral
15.32 warmer / "more musical"/less analytical.
What's the power output of the 15.32? In that price range I'd consider EF5, Lyr, Project Ember if the speaker amps are out of the question. There are some reviews around of the EF5 vs Lyr.
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I will say from schiit, the lyr will hit all your criteria sonically. I really enjoy the lyr with the he500.
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Based on my experience with the Project Sunrise 2, I'd definitely recommend the Project Ember amp. Play around with some tube rolling and you are bound to find the signature you are looking for!

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Based on my experience with the Project Sunrise 2, I'd definitely recommend the Project Ember amp. Play around with some tube rolling and you are bound to find the signature you are looking for!

 

Don't tube amps have bad bass though?

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Don't tube amps have bad bass though?
If u have a good one: NOOOO!! biggrin.gif
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What about the Schiit asgard 2?

 

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.0W
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 380mW
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 190mW

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The Lyr great bass
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

What about the Schiit asgard 2?

 

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.0W
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 380mW
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 190mW

 

Short answer: NO

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Short answer: NO

 

What sort of power do they need then?

 

2w @ 38 ohm?

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Audio GD SA-31 - maybe a used one? Plenty of power, slightly warm, very musical. I had the HE500 with it for a while and it was my favorite combination then (returned the HE500, though, because of the weight).

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What sort of power do they need then?

2w @ 38 ohm?
Subjective. That's about what the EF5 puts out and I believe the EF5 was made for the HE5/LE, which is even less sensitive than the 500. Meaning HiFiMAN thinks that's enough power, and I would tend to agree from what I've heard. But I haven't heard the 500 off speaker amps, so maybe there is the huge difference some members report.
Edited by ethan7000 - 10/19/13 at 12:07pm
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Subjective. That's about what the EF5 puts out and I believe the EF5 was made for the HE5/LE, which is even less sensitive than the 500. Meaning HiFiMAN thinks that's enough power, and I would tend to agree from what I've heard. But I haven't hear the 500 off speaker amps, so maybe there is the huge difference some members report.

 

I read a review of the emotiva yesterday and he said that it was lacking bass hmmm....

 

The audio-GD looks nice but a bit expensive.... Need more cash!

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Not lacking bass, just less bassy compared to the 2 other amps
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