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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: 

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


Edited by Xtri - 11/17/13 at 11:06am
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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post

HE-500 is ******* amazing, I love the deep bass, I equalize it a little bit, but not much, I am kind of a bass-head, and the HE-500 isn't known for being "friendly" for bass heads but I think it's amazing, It's just perfect for me currently. Although I just ordered the Fostex TH-600 so it will be fun to try that out when it comes. I've always wished to get my hands on a D7000, and I know for a fact that TH-600 is basically the D7000 just better (atleast after a guy I know, probably placebo, rofl). But yeah, I am set, I am ******* set when I have the TH-600. I will NEVER sell my HE-500, these ****ers I will keep. The only thing I probably will sell or upgrade is the WA6-SE, eventually I will probably go for something a bit more high-end. I want to try out something that doesn't have tubes, but seriously, tubes are fun, WA6-SE itself is amazing because of the tube rolling you can do with it. This month I jumped straight into the deep waters, lucky for me I had a couple of crazy ****ers who spend way too much money on stereo in general to help me out :P And I do not regret a second, the HE-500 is amazing and so far I am very happy, can't wait to test out the TH-600 though. I got to say, the WA6-SE is kickass, it runs the HE-500 perfectly.
No matter who you are, you should give the HE-500 a chance.
500+600 is an awesome combo, congrats.
post #9333 of 14589
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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!

about Q701, I head to cut off those bumps on the head band.  I recently did the bass port mod on it.  It sounds much better to my ears now.  I've been comparing it to HD800 for 2 weeks and has found the modded Q701 quite comparable in SQ, though not the same level.

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Another amazing track with these headphones is:

 

Pendulum - Set Me On Fire

 

FLAC ofcourse!

 

You will hear the insanely deep bass extension with this track!

 

It'll feel like the HE-500s are making love to you!


Edited by Xtri - 11/17/13 at 11:39pm
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...definitely not something I want to experience
Edited by ethan7000 - 11/17/13 at 8:45pm
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...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!!

post #9340 of 14589
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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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