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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post


I was doing a lot of research about Woo amps for my HE500.  My choices came down to WA6 SE and WA22.   I ended up with a WA22 partially cuz of my DAC's balanced outputs.  It came yesterday.  So far, I am quite happy and yes, getting itchy for some tube rolling again.
just quite happy huh? Nothing more? RIGHT!!!! Just kidding my friend.. wink.gif
post #8837 of 14589
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Originally Posted by jamc View Post
 

I am going the other way- WA6SE.


Good to hear that you've decided.  WA6SE is great too.  I heard it at the CA meet.  I kept going back and forth between it and WA22.  If I don't have a balanced DAC and my HE500 cable is SE, I would end up with a WA6SE like you.  Btw, the myth about Woo's stock tubes not being very good is absolutely true.

post #8838 of 14589
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I agree with the modded he50 thingie...My he500 sounded far better then any stock he500.. And i tried 2 after i modded mine.. Its like everything is supercharged..more details..more soundstage..
U will be surprised how much better the he500 becomes after the modulor pads and the grill mod and the headbandmod...all the litttle nuisances u mentioned are almost solved especialy the uncomfortable tingie..i still dont understand why hfiman didnt made a better more comfortable headband.. Yes its a heavy phone....but with the mod it feels much comfortable..imho

Tbh I never found the he500 uncomfortable, but definitely heavy and noticeable. The akg on the other hand was extremely uncomfortable at first. It was one of my first phones so I think I was acclimated by then. But the larger cups (compared to ath-m50) sat on my jawline and it took perseverance to make that go away. But its gone now and i think he500 would have done the same thing if I had started with it instead. All that being said the he-500 just is never going to come close to the same comfort even at its best. The weightless feeling cannot be understated and the hifimans just cant touch it, the weight is ever present, although it doesnt bother me personally. Though anyone ive lent it to has immediately made remarks where as no one said anything except glasses wearers and even they admitted with glasses off no probs, I wear them with sunglasses a lot so i knew... Plus Koreans find the akg 701 style phones the #2 sexiest headphone. Im just saying if comfort and price are your top concerns you cant miss with k712s
post #8839 of 14589
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


Good to hear that you've decided.  WA6SE is great too.  I heard it at the CA meet.  I kept going back and forth between it and WA22.  If I don't have a balanced DAC and my HE500 cable is SE, I would end up with a WA6SE like you.  Btw, the myth about Woo's stock tubes not being very good is absolutely true.

Let the tube rolling begin...:bigsmile_face:

post #8840 of 14589
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Originally Posted by jamc View Post

Let the tube rolling begin...bigsmile_face.gif
i know how that feels beerchug.gif
post #8841 of 14589
It looks like im gonna end up buying a dna stratus,

Now out of the he-500 and he-6, ones gotta go.....

He-500 easier to drive, smoother, fun. Comes close to he-6 especially when powered off gsx

He-6 harder to drive, better overall, better bass, but also brighter and could still be better off with speaker amp. Gsx drives fine but might still need a little more...
Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/24/13 at 10:47am
post #8842 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

It looks like im gonna end up buying a dna stratus,

Now out of the he-500 and he-6, ones gotta go.....

He-500 easier to drive, smoother, fun. Comes close to he-6 especially when powered off gsx

He-6 harder to drive, better overall, better bass, but also brighter and could still be better off with speaker amp. Gsx drives fine but might still need a little more...
Decisions decsions..lolz
post #8843 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

It looks like im gonna end up buying a dna stratus,

Now out of the he-500 and he-6, ones gotta go.....

He-500 easier to drive, smoother, fun. Comes close to he-6 especially when powered off gsx

He-6 harder to drive, better overall, better bass, but also brighter and could still be better off with speaker amp. Gsx drives fine but might still need a little more...


Since I got a speaker amp, I offer to buy your HE6 if it's a super deal.  :D

post #8844 of 14589
Ill keep you in mind if i decide to sell.

The he-6 is basically brand new, not even sure its fully burnt in yet, iknow he-500 took forever to open up
post #8845 of 14589
I wish my HE-500 would hurry up and arrive. Interested to see how they compare to the other headphones I've bought and sold recently.
post #8846 of 14589

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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I wish my HE-500 would hurry up and arrive. Interested to see how they compare to the other headphones I've bought and sold recently.
The he500 could be on the bright side with ur silver poison cable..while ur waiting..maybe better ordering a black widow for ur he500 with Frank also?.. biggrin.gif
Ps..because u have the lcd 2, the he500 could sound a bit to bright.... Give him time.. wink.gif Other way around is also true..going from he500 to lcd 2.. It takes time to get customed to both sounds..
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/24/13 at 1:02pm
post #8847 of 14589
I sold my LCD-2 ages ago. My signature is well out of date.

I'm hoping the HE-500 will sound similar but be a bit more fun. I love the Audeze sound but it's not the last word in excitement.
post #8848 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I sold my LCD-2 ages ago. My signature is well out of date.

I'm hoping the HE-500 will sound similar but be a bit more fun. I love the Audeze sound but it's not the last word in excitement.

 

YES!

post #8849 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I sold my LCD-2 ages ago. My signature is well out of date.

I'm hoping the HE-500 will sound similar but be a bit more fun. I love the Audeze sound but it's not the last word in excitement.
Well...i had a brief personal moment with a lcd 2.2 for an hour or so and the 500 was indeed more fun to listen to... But as i said..the SP cable could be a bit to bright..for the lcd its perfect as its a darker phone and a bit better on the most lower bass frequencies..
Talk to frank about that..maybe a copper cable (BW?), the virus or the SW? wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/24/13 at 2:20pm
post #8850 of 14589
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I sold my LCD-2 ages ago. My signature is well out of date.

I'm hoping the HE-500 will sound similar but be a bit more fun. I love the Audeze sound but it's not the last word in excitement.


IMO, you will not be disappointed!

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