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I shall look into it, I'm also condsidering getting one of those Beyer headbands off eBay, ahaha.

Might as well, it's cheaper than going to a crappy movie!
post #8927 of 18029

Wow, i just read Tyll's Comparing World-Class Headphones for the first time.  Interesting to find out the HE500 received very good evaluation.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparing-world-class-headphones

 

I guess I did make a good choice. :beerchug:

post #8928 of 18029

I've a question for those who know a thing or two about amps available to purchase in the Uk/EU :)

 

Other than the Emotiva Mini X which I have owned but wasn't too keen on the noise floor/hiss, but loved the warmth, If you were given £300 to play with - what alternative amp would you choose to pair with the He-500 headphones? I'm looking for a very neutral Amp. This could be from Ebay Uk, Head-fi or anywhere really, as long as I can get to play with it within the next week.   I can't find any good deals on the Lyr over here, still £450 rrp, and besides at that price, what's turning me off is the many claims of tubes making the sound much better (which makes me think it must be dull in the first place).

 

Ideally, a stereo amp would be great, with a similar sound signature to the Emotiva Mini X (warm, full sounding, but not as to take away detail). 

 

Any ideas, exact models, links? 

 

Thanks a bunch :)


Edited by fluidz - 10/29/13 at 10:23pm
post #8929 of 18029
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I've a question for those who know a thing or two about amps available to purchase in the Uk/EU smily_headphones1.gif

Other than the Emotiva Mini X which I have owned but wasn't too keen on the noise floor/hiss, but loved the warmth, If you were given £300 to play with - what alternative amp would you choose to pair with the He-500 headphones? I'm looking for a very neutral Amp. This could be from Ebay Uk, Head-fi or anywhere really, as long as I can get to play with it within the next week.   I can't find any good deals on the Lyr over here, still £450 rrp, and besides at that price, what's turning me off is the many claims of tubes making the sound much better (which makes me think it must be dull in the first place).

Ideally, a stereo amp would be great, with a similar sound signature to the Emotiva Mini X (warm, full sounding, but not as to take away detail). 

Any ideas, exact models, links? 

Thanks a bunch smily_headphones1.gif

It's been awhile, so I can't remember fully, but from my memory, the super cheap Miniwatt N3 paired beautifully with the HE-500 on speaker taps. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8930 of 18029
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Better get the lyr for not to much more money..or the emotiva (speaker amp)the speaker guys can help u more with that last one.

 

Thanks!

 

Actually I don't like tube amps. what about Matrix M-Stage?

post #8931 of 18029
Dont forget to take a look at Audio gd's NFB 11.32 or NFB-28 if you want balanced. The amp portion drives them well for the price and you get the added bonus of a Sabre DAC!
post #8932 of 18029

See if you can find a Lake People G103-S or GS109-S for a good price (Check out Thomann). Those are Violectric's mainstream products and don't have the same fancy chassis etc. and uses more SMD components, but should generally sound close to the same as the V90 and V100. They would be terrific value for money to use with the HE-500 due to their high power output. If you are looking at stereo amps try to find a second hand Cyrus amp as their gear is also reasonably compact. Not sure what the Rega Brio-R costs in the UK, but could also be a nice option though I've read of some people preferring the sound of the Mini-X to the Brio-R.


Edited by daerron - 10/29/13 at 10:43pm
post #8933 of 18029
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Originally Posted by ComradeDylie View Post

Dont forget to take a look at Audio gd's NFB 11.32 or NFB-28 if you want balanced. The amp portion drives them well for the price and you get the added bonus of a Sabre DAC!

 

 

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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

See if you can find a Lake People G103-S or GS109-S for a good price (Check out Thomann). Those are Violectric's mainstream products and don't have the same fancy chassis etc. and uses more SMD components, but should generally sound close to the same as the V90 and V100. They would be terrific value for money to use with the HE-500 due to their high power output. If you are looking at stereo amps try to find a second hand Cyrus amp as their gear is also reasonably compact. Not sure what the Rega Brio-R costs in the UK, but could also be a nice option though I've read of some people preferring the sound of the Mini-X to the Brio-R.

 

 

Thanks for the recommendations! 

post #8934 of 18029
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Thanks!

Actually I don't like tube amps. what about Matrix M-Stage?
I had the mstage..and it did well with the he500 with gain on 10db.. But i liked my 337 better by a huge margin..its a tubeamp..but doesnt sound like one...
post #8935 of 18029
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Originally Posted by ComradeDylie View Post

Dont forget to take a look at Audio gd's NFB 11.32 or NFB-28 if you want balanced. The amp portion drives them well for the price and you get the added bonus of a Sabre DAC!
Or if you like a slightly warmer sound the 15.32 also sounds fantastic for the price
post #8936 of 18029

The new little Schiits seem to be getting a good rap.

post #8937 of 18029
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Or if you like a slightly warmer sound the 15.32 also sounds fantastic for the price
Aye boyo
post #8938 of 18029
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Wow, i just read Tyll's Comparing World-Class Headphones for the first time.  Interesting to find out the HE500 received very good evaluation.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparing-world-class-headphones

I guess I did make a good choice. beerchug.gif
Yes beerchug.gif

But it should be up on his wall of fame mad.gif
post #8939 of 18029
Just got my HE-500 and I couldn't be happier. I was afriad of the weight but I really don't find them to be uncomfortable after long sessions. I might put  Alpha Pads from my Mad Dog on these and see how comfy it is.
post #8940 of 18029
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Originally Posted by kard16 View Post

Just got my HE-500 and I couldn't be happier. I was afriad of the weight but I really don't find them to be uncomfortable after long sessions. I might put  Alpha Pads from my Mad Dog on these and see how comfy it is.
Forget that alpha pads thingie..just go competly crazy and do the jerg mod! biggrin.gif
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