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I love being able to get, move to another room taking the 500's, a iRiver with lossless, the DB-2 balanced dac and the 71B or PB-2. Truly transportable high quality sound. 



Hehehe, nice, with my HE-6 set-up, I can do that too, but I would need wheels on my table and very long ac power cords.

post #92 of 14941
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I love being able to get, move to another room taking the 500's, a iRiver with lossless, the DB-2 balanced dac and the 71B or PB-2. Truly transportable high quality sound. 



The 2 would be just as portable with the same set up.  Do you prefer the 500 over the 2 with this set up?

post #93 of 14941
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Hehehe, nice, with my HE-6 set-up, I can do that too, but I would need wheels on my table and very long ac power cords.


12v car battery>converter>2 200w monoblocks>HE-6

Portable smortable. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by sunneebear View Post
The 2 would be just as portable with the same set up.  Do you prefer the 500 over the 2 with this set up?

I am not sure. I haven't listened to the LCD-2 much lately. I want a total grasp of the sound of the 500. Then when I switch, for me, what differences good, bad or just a different rendering of the sound, will be much more obvious. I sometimes throw the 500's in my small back pack with the before mentioned setup, and listen at my destination. I wouldn't do that with the LCD-2 due to the wood. The HE-500 are possibly a more "exciting" phone compared to the LCD-2. That doesn't mean they are better just more jump factor or what may be a faster transient response but that is conjecture and very subjective. There are a lot of if's but the bottom line is, I really enjoy the HE-500. When I get the Lyr I will be able to compare them to the HE-6 with some excellent tubes I have on hand here. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/14/11 at 2:51pm
post #95 of 14941
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I am not sure. I haven't listened to the LCD-2 much lately. I want a total grasp of the sound of the 500. Then when I switch, for me, what differences good, bad or just a different rendering of the sound, will be much more obvious. I sometimes throw the 500's in my small back pack with the before mentioned setup, and listen at my destination. I wouldn't do that with the LCD-2 due to the wood. The HE-500 are possibly a more "exciting" phone compared to the LCD-2. That doesn't mean they are better just more jump factor or what may be a faster transient response but that is conjecture and very subjective. There are a lot of if's but the bottom line is, I really enjoy the HE-500. When I get the Lyr I will be able to compare them to the HE-6 with some excellent tubes I have on hand here. 


 

With these top tier orthos my question is not which is better but rather which flavor do you like.  The 6 and the 2 both have their merits.  If power and portability was not a factor then I can live with either one if I was forced to...but try forcing me.  Its the whole picture or the mood I guess.  To nit pick I find more pluses with the 6 but I listen to the 2 more.

 

Schitt amps I find very attractive, I truely like the looks.  The tubes though look like you need a spark plug pliers to remove.

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With these top tier orthos my question is not which is better but rather which flavor do you like.  The 6 and the 2 both have their merits.  If power and portability was not a factor then I can live with either one if I was forced to...but try forcing me.  Its the whole picture or the mood I guess.  To nit pick I find more pluses with the 6 but I listen to the 2 more.

 

Schitt amps I find very attractive, I truely like the looks.  The tubes though look like you need a spark plug pliers to remove.


 

I wonder if this thing would work as a tube puller for the Lyr. Saw it on ebay.

 

Tube Puller 1.jpg

 

Tube Puller 2.jpg

 

Tube Puller 3.jpg

post #97 of 14941

Interesting.  Wonder how it works, suction?

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Wow, I didn't think it would but the Xin Reference drives the HE-500 very well. Nice transparency and sweetness to the sound. 

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I drive the 6 with the Xin Ref. from time to time and it works quite well so the 500 should be a breeze.

post #101 of 14941
The Xin Macro4 does a better job of driving the 6s than my SP amp. I've given up trying to figure it out. It sounds good and that's a bonus. On the 500s, it does very well.
post #102 of 14941
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Wow, I didn't think it would but the Xin Reference drives the HE-500 very well. Nice transparency and sweetness to the sound. 



PLEASE! do not get me started on this. biggrin.gif I have refrained from posting on the Xin Reference since all the problems users have had with the poor delivery/responses. However I have the last two known versions he made with the C5 and D5 and both drive the HE-500 very well. Specially the higher output D5 version. wink.gif


Edited by mrarroyo - 5/15/11 at 1:20pm
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For anyone who has heard these, how do they perform for rock and metal and are there any others headphones you would recommend for these genres?

Thanks

post #104 of 14941
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Originally Posted by jackmccabe View Post

For anyone who has heard these, how do they perform for rock and metal and are there any others headphones you would recommend for these genres?

Thanks

They sound excellent to me on Rock. Great driving force but on well recorded stuff, good spatial information keeping everything in its place. 

 


 

 

post #105 of 14941
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They sound excellent to me on Rock. Great driving force but on well recorded stuff, good spatial information keeping everything in its place. 

 


 

 


 

I listen to rock and heavy metal on my HE-6 all the time with excellent results so I don't expect the HE-500 to be any different.

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