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Yup, that certainly is the cheapest way to go balanced. Headphones which have two separate wires going to L/R earcups are "balanced", but terminated to single ended. all you need to do is change the 1/4" termination to a 4 pin XLR, or two 3 pin XLRs, and bam, you got a balanced cable. =) Done this many times, and is definitely the cheapest, and very easy if you can use a soldering iron. Even if you can't, its a good way to learn!

I can't believe I forgot about Neutrik connectors. I use them all the time! You don't even have to solder, there are screw down versions available, and they are like $3 each from parts express.

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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Have you heard the LCD's? If so, maybe it is best to go for your endgame. If not, the LCD's are not better than the 500 IMHO. They have a more closed and intimate sound when compared to the 500, which I don't prefer. The 500 on the right amp (probably with Jergulors) would be an endgame for me.

 

I have listened to the LCD2/3/X/HD800, I liked them all but liked the 3 best and then the HD800. I also do really like the HE400 mainly because of the killer bass. I have an Audio-GD 15.1 so was thinking it would work OK with the HE500 but with the LCD3 I would probably need something a lot better. I have never heard any other Hifiman other than my HE400. I would say I would like the HE500 for sure but if I am going to still want to upgrade again to the LCD3 then it just might be easier to do it straight away. I think I will wait to see what the OPPO PM-1 is like (that looks very nice) and if its not so good, I am leaning towards getting the HE500 at this stage. Thanks for the feedback guys!

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It seems as if the Sabre DAC chips are all the rage these days. The Yulong DA8 DAC that I'm getting in a few days has (I think) a EOS9018, or something like that? I'll check...
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

It seems as if the Sabre DAC chips are all the rage these days. The Yulong DA8 DAC that I'm getting in a few days has (I think) a EOS9018, or something like that? I'll check...

Correct, the DA8 has the ESS9018 and Yulong has taken great attention to detail in the overall design of his product. It's currently my digital reference.

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Correct, the DA8 has the ESS9018 and Yulong has taken great attention to detail in the overall design of his product. It's currently my digital reference.

 

Wait, so have you heard it with the HE-500? I'm going to be using the balanced out with that as my all in one DAC/Headphone Amp to hopefully replace my HA-160DS.

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Wait, so have you heard it with the HE-500? I'm going to be using the balanced out with that as my all in one DAC/Headphone Amp to hopefully replace my HA-160DS.

Yeah, I own both the DA8 and HE-500. What amp are you getting?

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Yeah, I own both the DA8 and HE-500. What amp are you getting?

I'm going to use the DA8's built in amplifier until I get the flagship Little Dot or some other tube amp.
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In before Hifimanrookie says 337 is the best tube amp for HE-500 :tongue::D

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I'm going to use the DA8's built in amplifier until I get the flagship Little Dot or some other tube amp.

Nothing wrong with their totl products, but don't be swayed from using the RCA outs. They are identical sounding to the XLR outs. This opens up a world of speaker amp options for you.

 

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In before Hifimanrookie says 337 is the best tube amp for HE-500 :tongue::D

LMAO, talk about :deadhorse:

 

No offense Hifimanrookie, but it's ok not to mention it every other post. I'm sure it's a great amp :tongue: 

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Nothing wrong with their totl products, but don't be swayed from using the RCA outs. They are identical sounding to the XLR outs. This opens up a world of speaker amp options for you.

 

LMAO, talk about :deadhorse:

 

No offense Hifimanrookie, but it's ok not to mention it every other post. I'm sure it's a great amp :tongue: 

 

What do you reccomend for a tube amp with the DA8 then? I'm trying to maximize the HE-500 performance with a $1000-1500 tube amp.

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In before Hifimanrookie says 337 is the best tube amp for HE-500 tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
LOL.....
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

What do you reccomend for a tube amp with the DA8 then? I'm trying to maximize the HE-500 performance with a $1000-1500 tube amp.

That's a good question. I think Dubstep Girl would be able to give you a more informed recommendation than I can. For a tube speaker amp, you will need some resistors attached to the binding posts to protect the transformers, or just buy the HE-Adapter box. With that said, i think a KT88 or EL34 integrated would be pretty damn good for your price range in regards to the HE-500.

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I love the lyr with the right tubes pure honey for the ears
After cables and emotive not much difference in price and 6 watts drives them as good as they can be driven
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Why is it that even if i dont talk about it u guys talk about that amp..heheheh

well..i invited texfeud to listen to my amp on my he500 jergulor if he wants.

. If he is going to like it or not..i dont know...thats always personal.. But it will for sure sound different then the rig based around the soloist SL that he is buying.

But he didnt accepted it yet..something about being afraid that if it is better that he then maybe wont like his new rig anymore..

thats bollocks ofcourse i told him..until now i listened to much better amps then mine (to my ears ofcourse) but i still love my 337 (is again on sale guys!)..
And If he does want to do a listening session i will ask him to be honest and ask him if he wants to post about his impressions...no comparisions..just impressions..

So i hope he accepts..even if its to show a fellow headfi'er am not totally nuts.. biggrin.gif

And for the record: i never said its THE best amp for the he500.. But it IS a hidden gem (when paired with the he500 and hd650) pityful almost no one believes (or even listened to one) how good it really is for its price...or even bothers to listen to one...

And another thing...certain people here always say i talk a lot about that amp...well have u checked the shiit cult here? Audio gd?...or even worse..emotiva? if u check how many times those amps are mentioned and said that those are wonderful (or best for their money worth) , then the amount of my postings about that amp is peanuts!

Just wanted to clear that up so u think about that before ur talking ABOUT ME with funny avatars and **** And giving me advice how i have to post or more specific: NOT TO POST..ru listening to urselves? Do u see me post those kind of things/advices to others?

Come on guys... We are grownups... Well..i have to say that i have my doubts about certain people here about that last thing.
U miss out if u dont even try to understand that that amp could be very very very good compared to the brands i just mentioned... I really hope texfeud has the balls to visit me to listen to my amp... wink.gif but i doubt it will change anything..

Am really fed up with this... I have daily conact with sometimes the most ****ed sales people u can imagine..but i never get irritated like i always get as here.. Especially those advices about posting annoys me lately.. I will only take advice in posting from the moderators.. Lets that be clear to u all..
And wish u well..
This was totally oftpic and i dont care... I am gone... Find urselves another hate amp to kick against..
I am so dissapointed ..

And texfeud... My invitation stands even if i wont show my face here anymore.... I dare u! U know here to find me on pm... I wish u well.
Paulo
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/6/13 at 7:40pm
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Hi, need advice regarding replacing pads on the HE-500 I'm considering the "Alpha Pads" but I have never changed pads on any of my headphones. Need technical guidance in executing modification.

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