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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

...definitely not something I want to experience
LOL.......
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Just wondering, is there any way to replace the leather that is on the leather headband area because some unfortunate circumstances lead to some of the leather being scratched/torn a bit.

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Well, this is some exciting news. Looks like I'll have the rare chance to review the Cavalli Audio Liquid Glass, I wonder how the HE-500's will sound on it. 

 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I can tell how much you love the HE500 by counting the F's in your post.  :beerchug: 

The WA6SE is already one of the best tube amps that could drive the HE500 well.  IMO, it could be better with HE500 than my WA22 if I don't run the WA22 balanced.  Solid state will give a few more options but very expensive for really not much improvements.  I do love the HE500 on a liquid gold amp but at $6400 it makes no sense sonically or financially for me unless i win the lotto.

 

the GSX MK2 was a nice upgrade from the WA6-SE which already sounded very good with the HE-500. of course, the GSX MK2 is imo also better than the liquid gold which is grossly overpriced. now the best i've heard so far on the HE-500 is still the Allnic HPA-5000, but the GSX Mk2 comes close :D

 

 

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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post
 

Haha, oh yes man, I do love them.

 

I see you got the Q 701, I tried them, sound-wise they were great but unfortunately that headband didn't work for me, It felt like someone was lobotomizing me after using them for a couple of hours. A shame really, I could have probably tried to replace the headband but I didn't bother, I got them cheap, brand new, sold them for the same price I paid for them. But yeah, HE-500 forever :D Hehe.

 

Oh, and here you go. A little picture for you :D

 

nice pic!!

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

the GSX MK2 was a nice upgrade from the WA6-SE which already sounded very good with the HE-500. of course, the GSX MK2 is imo also better than the liquid gold which is grossly overpriced. now the best i've heard so far on the HE-500 is still the Allnic HPA-5000, but the GSX Mk2 comes close biggrin.gif



nice pic!!

I just looked up the Allnic after reading that. It's got to be the most expensive headphone amp I've come across yet.
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I just looked up the Allnic after reading that. It's got to be the most expensive headphone amp I've come across yet.
Nah..This is the most expensive heaphone amp i know of, 16.000usd worth of amping wink.gif

http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa234mono/
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/18/13 at 11:26am
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Damn, that looks hella nice.

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Nah..This is the most expensive heaphone amp i know of, 16.000usd worth of amping wink.gif

http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa234mono/

I wonder whether it would drive my Grado SR325 properly :-)
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I just looked up the Allnic after reading that. It's got to be the most expensive headphone amp I've come across yet.

 

yeah, its a $5500 amp. not many reviews out there though, i don't think many people have it, mostly price + the fact that its pretty new and no1's really heard of it yet. 

 

its the best i've ever heard with he-500 though, they sounded so romantic and tubey, alot of emotion in the sound, very euphonic and transparent as well. it would of fooled me into thinking the he-500 cost more like 2-3k$.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

yeah, its a $5500 amp. not many reviews out there though, i don't think many people have it, mostly price + the fact that its pretty new and no1's really heard of it yet. 

 

its the best i've ever heard with he-500 though, they sounded so romantic and tubey, alot of emotion in the sound, very euphonic and transparent as well. it would of fooled me into thinking the he-500 cost more like 2-3k$.

Hey hey, the HE500 is indeed worth that much right now for me.  :)  Kidding aside, this is a proof that HE500 scales way up with equipment/amp/DAC...

After 2 weeks straight with HD800 off the WA22 logging 4, 5 hours every day, I realized why the H800 has been considered "flagship" by so many and also why the HE500 can really hang with the big boys/girls.  Also, I finally found a tube combo that sounds just like what you described to my ears.  No 422A yet though.  These people on ebay are a little crazy!


Edited by koiloco - 11/18/13 at 10:08pm
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I encourage everyone here (even if you're into trance) to check out Cryptex's Isolated Incidents in FLAC, specifically the song Ambient Sounds. Best mixed electronic music I've heard and the HE-500 pulls every last bit of Cryptex's mixes, with room to spare.
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

yeah, its a $5500 amp. not many reviews out there though, i don't think many people have it, mostly price + the fact that its pretty new and no1's really heard of it yet. 

its the best i've ever heard with he-500 though, they sounded so romantic and tubey, alot of emotion in the sound, very euphonic and transparent as well. it would of fooled me into thinking the he-500 cost more like 2-3k$.

I'm curious about the sound you're describing, but I think my next step up will be the HE-6 running off a speaker amp. Did you buy the Emotiva?
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................Did you buy the Emotiva?[/quote]

I don't know about him but I did 😄
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Just bought a HE-500 from a member on the forums so I'll be joining the clique very soon. Can't wait to hear them and compare them with my HE-400. Will be using them with Burson Soloist SL and Schiit Bifrost Uber.

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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Just bought a HE-500 from a member on the forums so I'll be joining the clique very soon. Can't wait to hear them and compare them with my HE-400. Will be using them with Burson Soloist SL and Schiit Bifrost Uber.

Congrats! they should sound great off of that set-up.

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