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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

  I have been listening to Hd800 and comparing.  HE500 is indeed hanging just fine with the big boys.

 

  He500 sounded very good in the mids to treble region. Thats the strength of all ribbon planar magnetics.

  I felt sorry for my he500 since i never give this can a chance to perform in my rig. In other words,

  i never spend my time to fully concentrate to tweak my rig to get the best out of this can. I am still finding  

  the right combo to get the best of  my hd800 . it is very hard since my hd600 raises the bar quite high -- to 

  be able to emotionally connected to the singer even when he is just talking nonchalantly or just

  cracking lolli-pop in his mouth   

post #9182 of 16115
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I felt sorry for my he500 since i never give this can a chance to perform in my rig. In other words,

  i never spend my time to fully concentrate to tweak my rig to get the best out of this can. I am still finding  

  the right combo to get the best of  my hd800 .

What rig do you have, if you don't mind me asking? What tweaking can be done?

post #9183 of 16115
I am not there yet with he500.
not even close .
So I cannot comment .
post #9184 of 16115
I'm pleased with my rig as it stands. Don't feel the need to upgrade and that's a rarity for me.
post #9185 of 16115
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

To me, you already have a flag ship headphone by my many definitions.  I have been listening to Hd800 and comparing.  HE500 is indeed hanging just fine with the big boys.
You have the 500 and 800 now as well? Now you just need to pick up a TH600 and you would have my headphones dream team biggrin.gif
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You have the 500 and 800 now as well? Now you just need to pick up a TH600 and you would have my headphones dream team biggrin.gif

 

  you mean like Barcelona having C. Ronaldo & R. Falcao :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post
 

 

  you mean like Barcelona having C. Ronaldo & R. Falcao :beerchug:

Lmao...You guys make my morning.  :p

post #9189 of 16115

Good analogies. I don't know if Falcão would be a good fit for Barcelona though. Atleast tactic wise.


Edited by Okamoto - 11/10/13 at 3:39pm
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I would like to see Messi, Neymar and Robin van Persie.

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

I picked the HE-500 over the T1, HD800 and LCD-2. It seems to be the most balanced, detailed and fastest out of the three. IMO the only non-stax can that can top it is the HE-6. 

I disagree on all points, like not even close to hd 800 detail, t1 speed, or lcd-2 balance, well i guess the he-500 is around the same as that
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

I picked the HE-500 over the T1, HD800 and LCD-2. It seems to be the most balanced, detailed and fastest out of the three. IMO the only non-stax can that can top it is the HE-6. 

I disagree on all points, like not even close to hd 800 detail, t1 speed, or lcd-2 balance, well i guess the he-500 is around the same as that

 

The HD800 is detailed in the same way a pair of ultrasones is. Such a bright headphone will give the impression of detail mostly due to the treble peak and the types of detail most people are looking for. Get a pair of HFI-780s and you'll see they give the same impression of "detail" as the HD800.

 

T1 speed? The T1 is a pretty strong design mess. The resonance of the T1 is very strong for any headphone at any given point. Search for t he CSD on it.

 

The LCD-2 is a really good headphone, but I found it practically to not match the HE-500 or HE-6. It was far more uncomfortable and the soundstage is really what put it under hifiman planars. Far too closed in. 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


I disagree on all points, like not even close to hd 800 detail, t1 speed, or lcd-2 balance, well i guess the he-500 is around the same as that

I got to agree with DSG on the bolded 100%.


Edited by koiloco - 11/10/13 at 4:00pm
post #9194 of 16115
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post


I disagree on all points, like not even close to hd 800 detail, t1 speed, or lcd-2 balance, well i guess the he-500 is around the same as that

 

 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I got to agree with DSG on the bolded 100%.

 

I pretty much agree with all of it..

 

HD800 presents everything a lot more transparent than almost any other headphone. HE-6 is close and has other strengths to boot, but I think 800's have a slight edge in treble detail and clarity. I don't think it puts anything in music that isn't there. I'm using the fact that I listen to a lot of my music through Etymotic ER4's whose claim to fame is producing the music truer to life.

 

Don't wanna start a debate, I'm simply agreeing with someone else's opinion whom I trust, using my similar experience.

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

 

 

I pretty much agree with all of it..

 

HD800 presents everything a lot more transparent than almost any other headphone. HE-6 is close and has other strengths to boot, but I think 800's have a slight edge in treble detail and clarity. I don't think it puts anything in music that isn't there. I'm using the fact that I listen to a lot of my music through Etymotic ER4's whose claim to fame is producing the music truer to life.

 

Don't wanna start a debate, I'm simply agreeing with someone else's opinion whom I trust, using my similar experience.

Chister, I haven't listened to the T1 to compare and doesn't have enough head time with the LCD2.  That's why I can only agree with what I know, not disagreeing with the not "bolded".  :)

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