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Like.. which?
Any decent 50wpc speaker amplifier. Arcam, Cyrus, Rotel, Musical Fidelity, Linn, Naim, take you pick. The x100 isn't anything special, it just offers good performance for the price. £180 buys you a lot in the used market
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+1 i agree with that..
in the netherlands its even worse then that! And honestly..i dont understand it...why is it that when a US citizen buys/imports something from europe they only start to pay taxes and custom charges above 2000usd (if i am not mistaken) and us in the netherlands (or probably any other euro country) pay custom fees/taxes for products above 50euros!!!

Why is it not the same? Never understood that... Its ****ed up.. Ur almost forced to buy ur stuff in europe or else pay premium prices!
Buying a hifiman in states is not sensible..because of the longer delivertime and extra costs..as for most of the other budget audio stuff...if u can get it in europe..do it..its more affordable most of the times..and less risk of losing stuff!!! That happened to me two times already..
Saying that..So if someone in europe wants to buy a he500... I know one..hehehehe

Our economy is sadly just stronger? If smaller nations like UK and Nederland didn't charge import then their own goods wouldn't sell. It's even worse in New Zealand...
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Our economy is sadly just stronger? If smaller nations like UK and Nederland didn't charge import then their own goods wouldn't sell. It's even worse in New Zealand...

 

Looking at the national debt of the USA I am not sure about that haha.

 

UK is a rip off country.

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Looking at the national debt of the USA I am not sure about that haha.

UK is a rip off country.

Yeah sort of (that was the sadly part) but our debt is caused by our insistence to be permanently involved in war. I think we are running 12 years solid now (oo-rah! USA!) so yeah...thats something else entirely. The economy itself isnt that bad. EU is way worse off with the exception of Germany. Speaking of, any Germans? How much do phones cost over there? Especially Ultrasone,AKG, and others manufactured close by.
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Yeah sort of (that was the sadly part) but our debt is caused by our insistence to be permanently involved in war. I think we are running 12 years solid now (oo-rah! USA!) so yeah...thats something else entirely. The economy itself isnt that bad. EU is way worse off with the exception of Germany. Speaking of, any Germans? How much do phones cost over there? Especially Ultrasone,AKG, and others manufactured close by.
I dont think the taxes and custom fees has anything to do with better economy..even worse..in europe..the better the economy the higher the fees!! Check denmark!! It has best economy in europe..u dont wanna buy something overseas there i understand.
By the way.. Germany has same kind of fees as in the netherlands.. I think it has to do with the bigger companies in general..US based companies have a very agressive way in marketing and doing business.. So i guess these importduties are to protect (weaker) european companies from that.but as always us little people pay the bill!!
But still.. Ur taxes are much lower in general..also on ur own products..i know friends who go on holiday to the states just to buy premium goods.. The pricedifference is that big!

Like gas..i pay 1,86euro for a liter superplus (octane 98 BP) for my car!! Last month i filled my car up with gulf challenge gasoline (octane 100..same price as octane 98 here by the way) and i paid 120euro (something more then 60liters i guess) thats 165usd!! For just over 60 liters! And thats because of almost 40 precent of taxes on that!
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I dont think the taxes and custom fees has anything to do with better economy..even worse..in europe..the better the economy the higher the fees!! Check denmark!! It has best economy in europe..u dont wanna buy something overseas there i understand.


By the way.. Germany has same kind of fees and exactly same pricing as in the netherlands (as all euro countries have same pricing..only taxes differ from the different countries.. I think it has to do with the bigger companies in general..US based companies have a very agressive way in marketing and doing business.. So i guess these importduties are to protect (weaker) european companies from that.but as always us little people pay the bill!!
But still.. Ur taxes are much lower in general..also on ur own products..i know friends who go on holiday to the states just to buy premium goods.. The pricedifference is that big!

Like gas..i pay 1,86euro for a liter superplus (octane 98 BP) for my car!! Last month i filled my car up with gulf challenge gasoline (octane 100..same price as octane 98 here by the way) and i paid 120euro (something more then 60liters i guess) thats 165usd!! For just over 60 liters! And thats because of almost 40 precent of taxes on that!
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

 

Looking at the national debt of the USA I am not sure about that haha.

 

UK is a rip off country.


Sadly, I agree with you about our nation's debt.  US government is very wasteful from bottom to top, no exception.  Debt ceiling is being raised year after year regardless of which party is in control.  They all bull schiiit people to get into office. There's no way we can sustain such system for long.  It will crash again hard.

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Sadly, I agree with you about our nation's debt.  US government is very wasteful from bottom to top, no exception.  Debt ceiling is being raised year after year regardless of which party is in control.  They all bull schiiit people to get into office. There's no way we can sustain such system for long.  It will crash again hard.

 

I get worried when I am £500 overdrawn.... 17 Trillion however.... Not good

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It's all about trade agreements.  If ______ country doesn't want as many imports from _________ country, tariffs will be higher for their goods.  It also varies by industry.  And the countries also sit down and discuss and negotiate for what they feel is fair.

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I just hope your country keeps open its money taps open for longer as our country is currently running both current account and budget deficits. When that tap turns off, so does my audio budget and my dreams to own whatever Hifiman comes up with next! :D

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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post
 

 

They didn't charge you anything extra for the mishap did they?

No they didn t. But the taxes in Brazil are astronomical:mad:

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Originally Posted by GrumbleFish View Post
 

 

Yeah. The weight and headband are my only complaints with the cans. I would recommend you head over to amazon and search "Headphone Headband Cushion," the first one that pops up is the one I use. Other people use it as well.

 

Seeing as I have had my pair for a good six months, I should probably contribute to this thread. I have been driving them with my new CEntrance Hifi-M8. Super nice pairing, in my opinion. Zero qualms. Except the damn headband. The things just are not comfortable. I tried a pair of AKG K240s the other day and was dumbfounded by how comfortable they were. AKG have a magic headband mechanism goin' on there. HiFiMAN, please take note!

Yes, a headband would probably be great.

And how does it fit on the HE 500? Isn t it tight or loose?

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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

Very happy with my HE-500 out of the Burson Conductor. They have precisely the clean, balanced sound I was looking for and they don't seem to do a whole lot wrong - the mids are up there with the best I've heard. I wore them for 3 hours last night and felt like I could have worn them for 3 hours more. I have no issues with the weight or the clamping force.

For some reason after owning the LCD-2, the T1 and the Fostex TH-600, I expected these headphones to disappoint me. I'm happy to report that this is not the case at all.

 

Burson Conductor is one of the better amps I've heard and it's a very handsome looking one to boot.

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Burson Conductor is one of the better amps I've heard and it's a very handsome looking one to boot.
Well then try a woo audio wa2 or even a good tubed 337/339... I tried the burson and the other two pretty long on a small meeting..very relaxed..and i found the conductor ( i know the dealer/of burson in the netherlands..and he agreed!) to be the lesser one..although it was the most expensive...but It did much better with the audezes and the hd800 ( the 337 sounds very bad with that last phone..still dont know why)... For hd650/600 and the he400/500.. Just no match... But..yep..u have to tube roll biggrin.gif
The woo audio wa 2 was the most flexible one driving all kinds of headphones very well! But for that amp u need to tube roll also wink.gif
I found an old review from skylab about tubeamps in 2008 and what he says about the 337 is almost exactly how i describe my 337.. Only i dont agree about being dark. That depends on the tubes..

Check it out..its pure nolstalia..hehehe back to the past.. I didnt have this model..i had the last reversion of 2010.. It came with upgraded caps and few other thingies..and mine was modded on top of that.. wink.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/324469/review-four-6as7g-based-home-tube-headphone-amps-reviewed-and-compared

Have fun going back to the past!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/29/13 at 7:54pm
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Is the Asgard 2 a good amp to drive the HE-500?

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