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post #8836 of 16155
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 #8837 of 16155
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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 #8838 of 16155
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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 #8839 of 16155
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 #8840 of 16155
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 #8841 of 16155

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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 #8842 of 16155
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 #8843 of 16155
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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 #8844 of 16155
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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 #8845 of 16155
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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!

post #8846 of 16155

Has anyone tried the HE-500 with the Objective 2? How do they fare together?

post #8847 of 16155
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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...

 

This is a great problem to have.........

post #8848 of 16155
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post
 

 

This is a great problem to have.........

I'd say let go of the HE-500 and have fun with speaker amps for the HE-6. Plus, it's a bonus because you can add speakers down the road :)

post #8849 of 16155
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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.

So when are you gonna give us a comparison between the Emotiva and your new toy? :D

post #8850 of 16155
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

So when are you gonna give us a comparison between the Emotiva and your new toy? :D

 

Sorry, it's not going to happen cuz it won't be a sensible and practical comparison.  All I would say is that the Emotiva more than holds its weight in this fight for $189 when it comes to SQ(only apply to HE500 though).  Physical weight, Mini-X can't win. :D

Law of diminishing return did kick in slightly moderate with this purchase.


Edited by koiloco - 10/24/13 at 11:05pm
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