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Head-fi retirement is even more of a joke than retirement in professional sports. There's always a RMAF or Can Jam around the corner.
A bit oftpic..but ayone in europe interested in a jerg pad modded (by modulor), grill modded he500 thats bought last year in oktober at madooma.de? (Pics in my profile) I am thinking bout getting myself a different phone..
Price is 600euro excl. postage in europe and paypal fees.. U all know i care about my stuff like they are my kids... So its nobrainer!

for europeans this is a excellent deal..especially because its modded (original cable never used and its with the better carying case..not the bulky rubbish jewelery case)
Pm me if ur interested.

Sorry for the oftopic post guys..but just got a deal i cant resist on the other phone..so wanna sell it fast.lolz
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/22/13 at 10:05am
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How does the HE-500 compare to the Stax 507- that's my budget range for headphones. I am looking at either Woo WA6SE/GES or a Taboo MKIII. Music- classical, jazz, ambient. Any issues with fitting a large noggin into either?

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How does the HE-500 compare to the Stax 507- that's my budget range for headphones. I am looking at either Woo WA6SE/GES or a Taboo MKIII. Music- classical, jazz, ambient. Any issues with fitting a large noggin into either?

You might have a hard time to fit your head in the amps, else no issues :D

 

You should probably stick with some other model than the 507 unless you want to pay premium for leather pads and another color... In general the current Stax line-up is pretty bright sounding. The HE-500 isn't bright... Also, most think the best Stax stuff is to be found in earlier models/vintage.

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How does the HE-500 compare to the Stax 507- that's my budget range for headphones. I am looking at either Woo WA6SE/GES or a Taboo MKIII. Music- classical, jazz, ambient. Any issues with fitting a large noggin into either?

IMO, if you're looking for something between $600-$1k, i would snatch up a used HE-6 and a $500ish speaker amp. TBI Millenia comes to mind. That is the best value ticket for Summit-Fi admission around. Excellent combo for your tastes in music too.

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IMO, if you're looking for something between $600-$1k, i would snatch up a used HE-6 and a $500ish speaker amp. TBI Millenia comes to mind. That is the best value ticket for Summit-Fi admission around. Excellent combo for your tastes in music too.
And i just saw a secondhand he6 is for sale now in the confidentials for a very good price biggrin.gif
And i agree..in that price range only two phones come to mind..a he500 or he6 second hand..
Ampwise.. Well..let me stay quiet on that one..as most of u guys know what i advice u til around 700usd for the he500..
For he6 i agree..emotiva all the way!
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does anybody know arece mdac 5

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i mean arce mdac 5

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14) Dude goes DIY and enjoys the "journey" of Head-Fi, realizing there is no end game, but it sure is fun to create gear that is specialized to his purposes.

15) The End?

 

14) can be an amazing journey.  Start as a devotee of one builder/style, move to another, and another and another....  And with bleed-through to other aspects of life, too! 

 

15) The End... Nah .... Return to 11 and start again!

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14) can be an amazing journey.  Start as a devotee of one builder/style, move to another, and another and another....  And with bleed-through to other aspects of life, too! 

15) The End... Nah .... Return to 11 and start again!
I dont think there will be an end..i think when u start finding out ur sound gets better all the time u go on and on...

Until ur wallet or ur wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband slaps u so hard u wake up from ur coma called audioupgraditus and see what u have done to urself and others while seeking for that one perfect rig..just like the perfect woman..those dont exist..but until u tried all.. U wont know how close u came..and for some thats worth the trouble u get into when u totally go overboard with ur rig.. biggrin.gif
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14) can be an amazing journey.  Start as a devotee of one builder/style, move to another, and another and another....  And with bleed-through to other aspects of life, too! 

 

15) The End... Nah .... Return to 11 and start again!

:beerchug:

 

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I dont think there will be an end..i think when u start finding out ur sound gets better all the time u go on and on...

Until ur wallet or ur wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband slaps u so hard u wake up from ur coma called audioupgraditus and see what u have done to urself and others while seeking for that one perfect rig..just like the perfect woman..those dont exist..but until u tried all.. U wont know how close u came..and for some thats worth the trouble u get into when u totally go overboard with ur rig.. biggrin.gif

 In reference to money and time and life wasted away, you mean something like these audiophools?:o

 

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 In reference to money and time and life wasted away, you mean something like these audiophools?:o

 

 

I have no idea why I have already watched this...a few funny moments in there for sure. 

 

EDIT: It's all really funny. After watching for two minutes, just remembered why I watched this in the first place.


Edited by Zoom25 - 10/23/13 at 11:13pm
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Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a HE-500 to replace my HE-400. I love everything about the HE-400 apart from the recessed mids; the jerg pad mod and regrilling mod have helped heaps and made them a lot more enjoyable to listen to but I reckon I would be a lot happier with HE-500. So I'm just wondering if my WA6 will drive them well enough? It handles the HE-400 well so I'm used to hearing that well driven. Cause I love the sound of the WA6 a lot I plan on getting the SE version eventually but I'm not sure when that will be.
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Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a HE-500 to replace my HE-400. I love everything about the HE-400 apart from the recessed mids; the jerg pad mod and regrilling mod have helped heaps and made them a lot more enjoyable to listen to but I reckon I would be a lot happier with HE-500. So I'm just wondering if my WA6 will drive them well enough? It handles the HE-400 well so I'm used to hearing that well driven. Cause I love the sound of the WA6 a lot I plan on getting the SE version eventually but I'm not sure when that will be.

If no one responds, ask DubstepGirl...she has the HE-500 and a bunch of Woo Audio gear, with which I always end up mixing the names.  

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 In reference to money and time and life wasted away, you mean something like these audiophools?redface.gif

 
OMG ... Did i hear 250.000 euros? And did u see the reaction of all the wives?? They all said that he lied about prices.. Where did i hear that again biggrin.gif
Seriously..this is in greece..a country in crisis...i am now wondering what kind of stuff audiophiles in eastern asia (oil lands) have..like the ones who owns 6 or more ferraris (at least..lolz).
Well found! I smiled a lot..am glad am nowhere near their craziness... wink.gif but i have to admit i am already telling my wife prices who are not really correct biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/24/13 at 4:30am
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

If no one responds, ask DubstepGirl...she has the HE-500 and a bunch of Woo Audio gear, with which I always end up mixing the names.  
yep..she is the wa2 specialist..and the wa22 specialist..well i she had almost all wooamps until now..except the extreme wa5..lolz..

Pm her..ask nicely and she will respond honestly..

but my own personal experience with the wa6 i heard for about 15 minutes with my he500... I felt it lacking in power..the he500 sounded light and was missing something.. Compared with the 337 i had it was a big difference... 337 was better in driving the he500...and in same price class..
Better save some and get a stronger woo amp..or a 337 or a lyr.. But am sure dubstepgirl can explain better. wink.gif
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